Appendix B. VirtualBox privacy information

Version 5, Dec 13, 2012

The Oracle Privacy Policies posted on apply to your personal data collected and used by Oracle. The following privacy information describes in more detail which information is exchanged between the VirtualBox application and Oracle, and which information is collected by the website.

§ 1 The "" website logs anonymous usage information such as your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views while you visit (collectively, "anonymous data"). In addition, but only if you choose to register, the website's bug tracking and forum services store the data you choose to reveal upon registration, such as your user name and contact information.

§ 2 Cookies. The website, the bug tracker and the forum services use cookies to identify and track the visiting web browser and, if you have registered, to facilitate login. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. While you can still visit the website with cookies disabled, logging into the bug tracker and forum services will most likely not work without them.

§ 3 VirtualBox registration process. The VirtualBox application may ask that the user optionally register with Oracle. If you choose to register, your name, e-mail address, country and company will be submitted to Oracle and stored together with the IP address of the submitter as well as product version and platform being used.

§ 4 Update notifications. The VirtualBox application may contact Oracle to find out whether a new version of VirtualBox has been released and notify the user if that is the case. In the process, anonymous data such as your IP address and a non-identifying counter, together with the product version and the platform being used, is sent so that the server can find out whether an update is available. By default, this check is performed once a day. You change this interval or disable these checks altogether in the VirtualBox preferences.

§ 5 Usage of personal information. Oracle may use anonymous and personal data collected by the means above for statistical purposes as well as to automatically inform you about new notices related to your posts on the bug tracker and forum services, to administer the website and to contact you due to technical issues. Oracle may also inform you about new product releases related to VirtualBox.

In no event will personal data without your express consent be provided to any third parties, unless Oracle may be required to do so by law or in connection with legal proceedings.

§ 6 Updates. Oracle may update the privacy policy at any time by posting a new version at and the privacy information will be kept up to date in the documentation which comes with the VirtualBox application. You should check these places occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.