Karmasphere Privacy Policy

Karmasphere is committed to protecting your privacy when you use the karmasphere.com or hadoopstudio.org websites, servers operated by Karmasphere, and any Karmasphere software (collectively the “Karmasphere Service”).

The following Privacy Policy tells you what information we may collect about you, how that information is used, and whether and to whom we disclose it.

Please read and understand our Privacy Policy. If you do not accept the terms set out here, please do not use the Karmasphere Service.

Changes in this Privacy Statement

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will advise you of changes by posting a notice on our website.

If you have any questions regarding Karmsphere privacy policies or practices, please email privacy@karmasphere DOT com.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on December 8, 2009.

Collection and Use of Information

While using the Karmasphere Service, we may collect certain information about you. Karmasphere is the sole owner of this information. This information may include, but is not limited to, your name, physical and e-mail addresses, phone or fax numbers, Internet address, domain names and credit card information, as well as your preferences. This information may be used to fulfill your requests for services, to communicate with you about Karmasphere Service, to support your use of the service, to respond to your questions, to update you with important service announcements, to customize your experience, and to customize the content or features of the Karmasphere Service. We may use your personally identifiable information to notify you of changes in our website, the Karmsphere Service, Terms of Use, or Privacy Policy. We may also use your personally identifiable information to personalize your use of our website. For example, if you have given us permission, we may use your information to inform you of other services that you may find valuable. We may also use the information you provide to make improvements that better serve our users’ needs.

We may collect aggregated information regarding the use of our Karmasphere Service, such as the extent to which certain features are used. Aggregated information is anonymous, statistical information that reflects the scope of our user base and use of Karmasphere Service. We use this information to better our understanding how Karmasphere Service is used, and to improve our services. This information is not used in a way that will personally identify you.

We may also use cookies to track and understand the traffic on our website. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that our website places onto your computer’s hard drive. Cookies identify your computer hard drive so that we can recognize you the next time you visit us. We use cookies to collect and store some information about you, such as the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet, the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using, the date and time you access our website, and the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our website. We use this information to better understand our users and customize our site for your particular preferences. You may disable cookies by following directions on your web browser. You should be aware, however, that by disabling cookies you may be unable to access certain services and features of our website.

As is true of most Web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information.

Disclosure of Information

We may share aggregated statistical information about users of the Karmasphere Service with third-parties, including distributors, vendors, actual and potential customers, and third-parties that offer products or services for use with the Karmasphere Service. This information is not linked to any personally identifiable information.

Karmasphere will not share your personally identifiable information with any third-parties, with the following exceptions:

  1. As necessary to third parties who perform services for us in operating and marketing the Karmasphere Service, included but not limited to the processing of payments for products or services.
  2. We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary. These situations include: to respond to legal process such as a court order or subpoena; to prevent or combat fraud; to enforce our Terms of Use or Acceptable Use Policy; or to protect the rights, property or safety of Karmasphere, our users, or others.
  3. We may disclose your information in connection with a merger, acquisition, or liquidation of our company and to parents, subsidiaries or affiliates of Karmasphere.

Third-Party Links

This Web site contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by Karmasphere, Inc. Please be aware that Karmasphere, Inc. is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.

We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information.

This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this Web site.


The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at:

privacy@karmasphere DOT com


Privacy Officer,
Karmasphere, Inc.
19200 Stevens Creek Blvd
Cupertino, CA 95014