[LINK] personal privacy

stephen at melbpc.org.au stephen at melbpc.org.au
Thu Apr 9 00:12:43 AEST 2009

* the Google Gmail terms-of-service 

by using Gmail, 'you give Google perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, 
royalty-free, and, non-exclusive licence to reproduce, adapt, modify,
translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute
any Content which you submit, post or display on or through the Service'

* the zoho cloud http://www.zoho.com/privacy.html account privacy policy

'the contents of your www.zoho.com account will not be disclosed
to anyone, and will not be accessible to employees of AdventNet'

Contents of your AdventNet Account 
We store and maintain files, documents, to-do lists, emails and other 
data stored in your Account at our facilities in the United States or any 
other country. Use of Zoho Services signifies your consent to such 
transfer of your data outside of your country. In order to prevent loss 
of data due to errors or system failures, we also keep backup copies of 
data including the contents of your Account. Hence your files and data 
may remain on our servers even after deletion or termination of your 
Account.  We assure you that the contents of your Account will not be 
disclosed to anyone and will not be accessible to employees of AdventNet. 
Neither do we process the contents of your Account for serving targeted 

With whom we share Information 
We will obtain your prior specific consent before we share or disclose 
your personally identifiable information to any person outside AdventNet. 
We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any 
Personal Information regarding visitors and users with our business 
partners and advertisers. Please be aware that as an Internet Service 
Provider, laws in various jurisdictions in which we operate may obligate 
us to disclose user information and the contents of the Accounts to the 
local law enforcement authorities under specifically defined 

Perhaps a primary reason for Privacy concerns with Google Gmail is because
they don't want commercial concerns to swamp their free service. If so one
would think think Personal Privacy is worth more than commercial, not less

There be better clouds elsewhere? eg NYTimes review last week www.zoho.com


last rant re gmail, & Paul wouldn't be surprised if Link helped. hope so.


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