Terms of Use

Micro Focus International plc and its group companies including Attachmate, Borland, NetIQ, and Novell ("Micro Focus", "we" or "our") makes available information, materials, and products on this website and other Micro Focus websites ("website" or "site"), subject to the following terms. By accessing or continuing to use this site or downloading or otherwise using any of the materials published on or made available for download from this website, you agree to these website terms and to the Micro Focus Privacy and Cookie Policy which by these references are hereby expressly incorporated into these website terms. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please refrain from using this website.

Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by Micro Focus. If any of these terms shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, it shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining terms. Micro Focus reserves the right to change these terms from time to time at its sole discretion and without notice. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes made, as they are binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in these terms of use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on this website.

Use of Software

Any software and accompanying documentation that is made available to download from this website is the proprietary and copyright work of Micro Focus and/or its suppliers. Use of the software is governed by the terms of the end user license agreement which accompanies or is included with such software. You are not granted any rights to download, install, or use any software that is accompanied by or includes an end user license agreement unless you agree to the terms of such end user license agreement, whether presented to you before or after download.

In the event software is provided without an end user license agreement, you may use the software solely for your personal, informational, non-commercial purposes. Such software may not be modified or redistributed.

If the software is a patch, service pack, module, adapter, or other update applicable to prior software you have licensed from Micro Focus ("Prior Software") and is not accompanied by its own end user license agreement, then you may only use it with the Prior Software subject to the end user license agreement that accompanied the Prior Software and provided that Micro Focus has authorized you to use it pursuant to a maintenance, subscription or other offering.

You are not authorized to download the Software if such download would violate any of the government export regulations described below. Any Software download on behalf of any agency or department of the United States Government is subject to "U.S. Government Rights" terms, as described below.

Links to Third-Party Websites

This website contains links to third-party websites, which are not under the control of Micro Focus. Micro Focus makes no representations whatsoever about any websites to which you may have access through this website. When you access a non-Micro Focus website, you do so at your own risk and Micro Focus is not responsible for the nature, quality, accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice or statements made on these sites. Micro Focus expressly disclaims any potential liability associated with any such information and such information is not incorporated by reference into this website. Micro Focus provides these links merely as a convenience, and the inclusion of such links does not imply that Micro Focus or its management endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content or uses of such websites. By clicking on any of the hyperlinks to third-party websites on this website, you acknowledge and agree to the foregoing limitations.

You agree that you will not arrange for any third-party website to be connected to any part of this site by way of hyperlink or otherwise without our prior written consent, and if we grant such consent, then we reserve the right to withdraw such consent at any time in our discretion. You may not use any of our proprietary logos, trademarks, or other distinctive graphics, video, or audio material in your links, and you may not link in any manner reasonably likely to (i) imply affiliation with us or endorsement or sponsorship by us without our express written consent, (ii) cause confusion, mistake, or deception, (iii) dilute our trademarks, service marks, or trade names, or (iv) otherwise breach applicable law.

Use of Website Materials

All content, data, ideas, comments, feedback, suggestions, expression of ideas, or other materials on this website including software, code, and accompanying documentation (any or all of the foregoing being "Materials") are protected by copyright trade dress and other laws. Except as specifically permitted herein, no Materials on this website may be reproduced in any form or by any means without express prior written permission from Micro Focus.

All rights, title and interest not expressly granted are reserved. Use for any purpose other than as expressly authorised by us is expressly prohibited by law.

Micro Focus does not guarantee continuous or secure access to this website and the operation of this website may be interfered with by numerous factors outside of its control. Micro Focus is not responsible for any loss or damage caused by the temporary interruption of this website due to faults or circumstances outside of its control including but not limited to link failures, power difficulties, telephone outages, network overload, default or failure of a third party (including a public telecommunications operator), government actions, failure in the supply of a third party's access line, or any event of force majeure.

You must not misuse this website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any Micro Focus site, the server on which our site is stored, or any server, computer, or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under applicable laws, and we will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will cooperate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

RSS Feeds

Micro Focus provides any RSS feeds as a free service and for personal, non-commercial use only, and subject to these website terms. Micro Focus reserves the right to discontinue any such service at any time and further reserves the right to request the immediate cessation of any specific use of its RSS service.

Blogs, Bulletin Boards, Forums, Feedback, and other Content

Micro Focus does not monitor, pre-screen, verify, or edit the contents of its blogs, bulletin boards, forums or similar areas on this website through which any content may be uploaded, posted, or otherwise provided to the website (collectively, "Forums") and is not responsible for any messages or other content posted therein. Micro Focus makes no representation or warranty as to the nature, quality, reliability, accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of the content of any Forum. Each message expresses the view of its author, and not necessarily the views of any entity associated with Micro Focus and is not adopted, approved, or endorsed by Micro Focus. Any user who finds a posted message to be objectionable is encouraged to contact Micro Focus as directed below. Micro Focus reserves the right, but does not undertake the obligation, to delete, modify, or otherwise restrict access to or restrict the availability of content which Micro Focus, in its sole discretion, considers to violate these terms or which is otherwise inappropriate, harmful, objectionable, or inaccurate.

If you post, upload or otherwise provide Materials to, in, or through a Forum, you grant to Micro Focus and, its affiliated entities, employees, directors, officers, licensees and assigns, and each of their respective designees ("Micro Focus Entities") a perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, unlimited, fully-paid up and royalty-free license under all intellectual property rights now or hereafter existing to use reproduce, prepare derivative works, combine with other works, alter, translate, distribute copies, display, perform, modify, license, and further sublicense the Materials, and all rights therein, in the name of Micro Focus Entities or their designees in any and all media now or hereafter known.

Save to the extent that any Materials may include personal data (which will be processed in accordance with our Privacy and Cookie Policy) any non-personal information or material sent to Micro Focus will not be deemed to be confidential. We will not release your name or otherwise publicize the fact that you submitted Materials to us unless: (a) you grant us permission to do so; (b) we first notify you that the relevant Materials will be published or otherwise used with your name on it; or (c) we are required to do so by law.

This license shall also permit Micro Focus Entities to use portions of the Materials you submit, to rerecord or modify any audio tracks or visual images you provide, to rewrite any Materials you submit, and/or to combine other materials, either created by Micro Focus Entities or third parties, with the Materials you submit. Any such works shall be deemed Materials owned by Micro Focus and shall not be subject to your approval or payment by Micro Focus of any compensation to you. You agree that the Materials you submit: (a) are original to you and accurate, and (b) do not violate and will not violate the rights of any third party or any local, state, national or foreign law, including any right of publicity, right of privacy, or any other proprietary right. By making a submission of Materials, you acknowledge and agree that Micro Focus Entities may create on their own or obtain many submissions that may be similar or identical to the Materials you submit through a Forum or other channels and means. You hereby waive any and all claims you may have had, may have, and/or may have in the future, that the Materials submitted to a Forum or otherwise accepted, reviewed, and/or used by Micro Focus Entities may be similar to your Materials or constitute and infringement or misappropriation of your intellectual property rights.

Rules of Conduct for Forums

By participating in a Forum, including the posting of Materials and sending of private messages, you agree that you will not upload, post, or otherwise transmit any Materials (including, without limitation, text, links, communications, software, images, sounds, data, or other information) that:

  1. Is not consistent with the permissible uses set out in these website terms, including, but not limited to, content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, vulgar, profane, sexually explicit, obscene, racially or ethnically offensive, or otherwise objectionable;
  2. Infringes on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary rights of any party;
  3. Constitutes advertising or promotion, junk mail, "spamming," chain letters, or any other form of unauthorized solicitation, including solicitation of lawsuits. Links that connect to commercial websites will not be considered unauthorized solicitations unless the link or the website content appears to be intended as a means of solicitation as determined by Micro Focus in its sole discretion;
  4. Contains software viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, or any other computer code or files that are designed to disrupt, damage, or limit the functioning of any software or hardware;
  5. Provides any non-public information about Micro Focus or any other company or person without the proper authorization to do so. This includes providing the names and extension numbers of Micro Focus employees and Forum participants;
  6. Intentionally interferes with the operation of the Forum or with a fellow user's message box, without limitation, mail or "post" bombing, news bombing, other flooding techniques, deliberate attempts to overload a system and broadcast attacks, or attempts to avoid messaging blocking;
  7. Impersonates any person or entity, including a Micro Focus employee, or forges any TCP-IP packet header, e-mail header, or any part of a message header. This prohibition does not include the use of aliases or anonymous remailers;
  8. Attacks or insults another Forum user or administrator/moderator;
  9. Violates any law, rule, or regulation.

Micro Focus expressly reserves the right to terminate a user's access to a bulletin board at any time, for any reason. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you hereby indemnify, release, and hold harmless Micro Focus Entities with respect to any claims, damages, costs, losses, liabilities, fines, penalties, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, arising out of or in connection with the Materials you submit, post, transmit, or make available on or through a Forum (including any private messages), the use of such Materials for any purpose, your use of a Form, your breach of these website terms, or the violation by you or the Micro Focus Entities of yours or any third party's rights including, without limitation, intellectual property or other proprietary rights, rights of privacy and publicity, rights of attribution, or any other liability, direct or indirect, vicarious, contributory, or otherwise.

Warranties and Disclaimers





This website can be accessed from other countries around the world and may contain references to Micro Focus products, services, and programs that have not been announced in your country. These references do not imply that Micro Focus intends to announce such products, services, or programs in your country.

Forward-Looking Statements Disclaimer

Certain statements contained on this website may now, or hereafter from time to time, constitute "forward-looking statements". All statements other than statements of historical facts included on this website, including, without limitation, those regarding Micro Focus' financial condition, business strategy, plans, and objectives, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, including the terms "believes," "estimates," "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "may," "will," or "should" or, in each case, their negative or other variations or comparable terminology. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual results, performance, or achievements of Micro Focus, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are based on numerous assumptions regarding Micro Focus' present and future business strategies and the environment in which it will operate in the future. Such risks, uncertainties and other factors include, among others: the level of expenditure committed to development and deployment applications by information technology organizations; the degree to which information technology organizations adopt Web-enabled services; the rate at which large organizations migrate applications from the mainframe environment; the continued use and necessity of the mainframe for business-critical applications; the degree of competition faced by Micro Focus; growth in the information technology services market, general economic and business conditions in any country in or with which Micro Focus conducts business; changes in technology, competition and ability to attract and retain personnel. Except as required by law, Micro Focus does not undertake any obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Micro Focus expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement contained herein to reflect any change in its expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions, or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

Export Control Laws

Software and Materials available on this website are subject to statutes, orders, or regulations which impose embargoes or control the export of goods, technology, software, supplies, and services, including weapons of mass destruction and arms, military, paramilitary and security equipment and dual-use items (items designed for civil use but which can be used for military purposes), and certain drugs and chemicals ("export controls"). No software or Materials from this website may be downloaded or otherwise exported or re-exported in breach of the export controls of the US Government or the UK Government and, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, no software or Materials from this website may be downloaded or otherwise exported or re-exported: (1) into (or to a national or resident of) Cuba, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, North Korea, Iran, Syria, or any other country to which the United States has embargoed or restricted goods or services; or (2) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Denial Orders; or (3) by or to anyone whose export privileges has been suspended, revoked or denied, in whole or in part, by the Bureau of Export Administration of the U.S. Commerce Department or any other U.S. Government entity or agency; or (4) in breach of the UK's Export Control Order 2008 (as amended); or (5) for use in the design, development, or production of nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons, or missile technology, or any other prohibited use.

By downloading or using software from this site, you are agreeing to the foregoing and you are warranting that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list. You may not access, download, use, or export the information, software, products, or services contained on this website in violation of U.S. export laws or regulations, or in violation of any applicable local laws or regulations.

U.S. Government Rights

With respect to any acquisition of any product or publication (together referred to as "Product") by or for any unit or agency of the United States Government or its prime contractor or subcontractor at any tier (the "Government"), the Product shall be classified as "commercial computer software", as that term is defined in the applicable provisions of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (the "FAR") and supplements thereto, including the Department of Defense (DoD) FAR Supplement (the "DFARS"). The Product was developed entirely at private expense, and no part of the Product was first produced in the performance of a Government contract. If the Product is supplied for use by the DoD, the Product is delivered subject to the terms of this Agreement and either (i) in accordance with DFARS 227.7202-1(a) and 227.7202-3(a), or (ii) with restricted rights in accordance with DFARS 252-227-7013 (c)(1)(ii)(OCT 1988), as applicable. If the Product is supplied for use by a Federal agency other than the DoD, the Product is restricted computer software delivered subject to the terms of this Agreement and (i) FAR 12.212(a); (ii) FAR 52.227-19; or (iii) FAR 52.227-14(ALT III), as applicable. The contractor/manufacturer is MICRO FOCUS, One Irvington Centre, 700 King Farm Boulevard, Suite 400, Rockville, MD 20850-5736.

Governing Law; Jurisdiction

This website (excluding linked sites) is controlled by Micro Focus from its offices within the United Kingdom. You and Micro Focus agree that these website terms and all matters relating to your access to or use of this website shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law, without regard to the conflicts of laws principles thereof.

Micro Focus does not restrict your access to this website based on your geographic location and accordingly you access this website on your own initiative and you are responsible for compliance with all applicable local laws.

You and Micro Focus agree, for the sole benefit of Micro Focus, that all legal proceedings in connection with the enforcement, construction, interpretation, breach, or violation of these website terms shall be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales and that jurisdiction and venue are proper in such courts, provided that nothing in this clause shall limit our right to take proceedings against you in any other court of competent jurisdiction.

PCI Security Standards Council

Some Micro Focus products contain portions or all of the text of the PCI DSS v3.0 standards and content from the PCI Security Standards Council - Copyright © 2006 - 2015 PCI Security Standards Council, LLC. All rights reserved. https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org

Trademark Information

The trademarks, logos, and service marks ("Marks") displayed on this website are the property of Micro Focus or other third parties. You are not permitted to use the Marks without the prior written consent of Micro Focus or such third party which may own the Marks. "Micro Focus" and the Micro Focus logo are trademarks of Micro Focus IP Development Limited or its subsidiaries or affiliates.

All other trademarks, trade names, or company names referenced herein are used for identification only and are the property of their respective owners.

Other Attributions

Apple, the Apple logo, iPad, and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Android and Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc. INFOConnect and Unisys are registered trademarks of Unisys Corporation. IBM is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation. Nonstop is a registered trademark of Hewlett-Packard Company. RocketStream is a registered trademark of TIBCO Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. Check Point, FireWall-1, VPN-1, Provider-1, and SiteManager-1 are trademarks or registered trademarks of Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. Some products include software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit (www.openssl.org).

Windows, the Windows logo, Windows Vista, and the Windows Vista start button are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. FIPS 140-2 Validated and the FIPS 140-2 logo are the certification marks of NIST, which retains exclusive right to their use. Citrix is a registered trademark and the Citrix ready logo is a trademark of Citrix Systems, Inc. VMware and VMware Ready is a registered trademark or trademark of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. RSA Secured and the RSA Secured logo are registered trademarks of RSA Security Inc.

Certification-Related Notices

This website may reference certifications earned by Micro Focus products as the result of formal testing procedures based on third party testing criteria, and may display associated certification logos. In no case shall any such certification claim or logo display be construed to confer any warranty of any kind from any third party.

The Cisco Systems, Inc. Cisco Compatible logo signifies that Micro Focus's product has undergone interoperability testing by Micro Focus together with Cisco and/or a third-party test-house based on testing criteria set by Cisco. Micro Focus is solely responsible for the support and warranty of its product, and Cisco makes no warranties, express or implied, with respect to that product or its interoperation with the listed Cisco product(s) and disclaims any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular use, or against infringement.

Some Micro Focus products claim compliance to Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 by using one or more cryptographic components from vendors such as Microsoft and the Open Source Software Institute. A complete list of FIPS-validated components is located at http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/STM/cmvp/validation.html. Windows FIPS-validated algorithms used in some products were tested when the FIPS mode bit was set. While the cryptographic components have valid certificates at the time of product release, it is the user's responsibility to review the validated product list to confirm that the component is still on the list.

Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy applies to all of our websites ("Websites").

By accessing any of our Websites, you agree that this Cookie Policy will apply whenever you access the Websites on any device.

Any changes to this policy will be posted here and we reserve the right to vary this policy from time to time and your continued use of our Websites after any such change has been posted will constitute your agreement to any such changes.

Our Use of Cookies

Like many companies, some or all of our Websites may use "cookies". A Cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is placed on your computer's hard drive when you visit certain websites. We may use cookies to tell us, for example, whether you have visited us before or if you are a new visitor and to help us identify site features in which you may have the greatest interest. Cookies may enhance your online experience by saving your preferences while you are visiting a particular site. For more information on cookies, please see www.whatarecookies.com.

Most of the cookies we use are "personalisation cookies" which are used to recognise repeat visitors to the Websites and "analytics cookies" which monitor how visitors use our Websites and give us a better understanding of what content visitors are spending most time reading. The types of cookies used on our Websites are as follows:

Cookie Type Details
Strictly Necessary These cookies are essential to enable you to receive a service on a website. For example, cookies to operate online shopping baskets, do your internet banking or to comply with the law (e.g. such as to keep your information safe).
Analytics/Performance These cookies are used only to help us to improve our Websites over time, by giving us insights into how the various sections of the Websites are used and how users interact with the Websites, for example which pages visitors go to most often and whether they get error messages from web pages. The information collected is anonymous and statistical.
Authentication/Functionality These cookies are used to identify unique visitors to the Websites. If you log in to the Websites, these are the cookies that allow us to remember who you are and what your preferences are so that we can provide you with access to pages personal to you, for example your account pages or your selected font size. These cookies help keep your visit to the site secure. These cookies can also enable enhanced, more personal features and to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video, which is how they are used on our website. Whilst information collected by "functionality" cookies may or may not be anonymised, the "functionality" cookies on our website only collect anonymous information.
Targeting These cookies collect information about your browsing habits to make advertising relevant to you and your interests. These cookies collect the most information about users.

These are cookies that are designed to ensure that your visits to the Websites are as smooth as possible. Their main uses are:

  • Allowing us to identify your device as you use the Website, so that you are not treated as a new visitor each time you go to another part of the Website;
  • Ensure that the servers that we use to power the website each serve an equal number of users, to help make everyone's browsing as swift and responsible as possible;
  • Noting your browser's capabilities.

We have listed in the table below the specific cookies that we use and the purposes for which we use them. You will see that we have also identified whether they are session cookies or persistent cookies. 'Session cookie' is a commonly used description for a cookie which stores information about user page activities to allow users to be recognized within a website so any page changes or item or data selection is remembered from page to page; whilst 'persistent cookie' is a commonly used description for a cookie which helps websites remember your information and settings when you visit them in the future.

Strictly Necessary

Cookie Name Purpose Persistent / Session More Information
Java Session JSESSIONID This cookie is essential for the Java programming language to maintain a session with users. Session View here ›
PHP Session PHPSESSID This cookie is essential for the PHP programming language to maintain a session with users. Session View here ›
Access Manager
  • IPCZQX##########
  • UrnNovellNidpClusterMemberId
  • ZNPCQ003-########
  • lb_esp
  • lb_login
  • lb_netiq
  • lb_novell
  • lb_partnernetprogram
Access Manager is a Novell product used to manage authentication and security. These cookies are essential for its functionality. Session View here ›
MyNetIQ Legacy
  • policytarget
  • TJS
Legacy cookies used to manage access to restricted resources.
  • Session
  • Persistent


Cookie Name Purpose Persistent / Session More Information
Google Analytics
  • AID
  • CAL
  • GAPS
  • HSID
  • NID
  • OGP
  • OGPC
  • PREF
  • SID
  • SNID
  • SSID
  • _utma
  • _utmb
  • _utmt
  • _utmv
  • _utmx
  • _utmxx
  • _utmz
  • _ga
  • _gat
These cookies are used to collect anonymous information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile analytical reports which help us improve our website. The cookies collect information such as the number of visitors to our website, how they arrived there (e.g. directly from the internet or through linking from another website) and tracking which web pages they visited. Session View here ›
  • BKUT
Eloqua Corp. is a marketing automation SaaS company owned by Oracle which developed automated marketing and demand generation software and services for business-to-business marketers. It is used for many core demand generation activities. Persistent View here ›
Double Click Tracking
  • _drt_
  • id
  • matchcasale
  • matchfbx
  • matchgoogle
  • matchibehavior
  • matchimprovedigital
  • matchopenx
  • matchpubmatic
  • matchspotx
  • matchtwitter
  • wfivefivec
DoubleClick is a 3rd party product owned by Google that is used to measure campaign success. Persistent View here ›
Decibel Insight
  • da_lid
  • da_sid
Decibel Insight is a full suite of behavioral analysis tools. Persistent


Cookie Name Purpose Persistent / Session More Information
Language Preference
  • ag_language
  • novell_language
  • user_language
  • novell_lang_
  • redirect_refer
Language cookie used to display content in users preferred language. Persistent  
Country Preference user_country Country cookie is used to display localized content based on a user's location. Persistent  
Novell Search
  • novell_search_type
  • novell_search_paid
  • _keyword
  • novell_search_landing
  • novell_search
  • _campaign
  • novell_search
This cookie is used to track the banner rotation count on the netiq.com home page. Persistent  
Home Page Banner Rotation netiq_home_counter Decibel Insight is a full suite of behavioral analysis tools. Session  
Vbulletin Forums
  • bb_lastactivity
  • bb_lastvisit
VBulletin is a 3rd party product used for forums and it uses these cookies to track visitor activity. Persistent View here ›
AddThis social sharing widget __atuvc AddThis is a content sharing tool that allows users to share content on social media, blogs, websites, etc. Persistent View here ›
  • __livechat
  • __livechat_chat
  • __livechat_lastvisit
  • __lc.visitor_id.###
  • km_ai
  • km_lv
  • km_uq
  • mp_#######
  • #######_mixpanel
LiveChat is an online marketing, live support and web analytics application for SMB and large enterprise offered in SaaS (software as a service) model. It is used to offer chat support to visitors of the site. Persistent View here ›
DemandBase s_fid Used to deliver targeted personalization based on a user's location and known information about them. Persistent  

All information collected through the use of cookies is encrypted and we do not use cookies to collect information such as credit card numbers.

Most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable existing cookies. Please note, however, that without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of all our Website features. For example, we use a cookie to remember your cookie preferences and so:

  • If you delete all of your cookies you will have to update your preferences with us again.
  • If you use a different device, computer profile or browser you will have to tell us your preferences again.

Web Beacons

Certain pages on our Websites may contain "web beacons" (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags or clear GIFs). These web beacons allow third parties to obtain information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the beacon appears, the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time the page containing the beacon was viewed, the type of browser used to view the page and the information in cookies set by the third party.

IP Addresses

An IP address is a unique identifier that certain electronic devices use to identify and communicate with each other on the Internet. When you visit our websites, we may view the IP address of the device you use to connect to the Internet. We use this information to determine the general physical location of the device and understand from what geographic regions our website visitors come. We also may use this information to enhance our websites.

Further Information and Complaints

Micro Focus takes its users' concerns seriously. If you believe that Micro Focus has not complied with this Privacy and Cookie Policy, or if you have any questions about our privacy practices in general, you may write to the Micro Focus Group Compliance Officer at the address provided below, or by email at: compliance@microfocus.com.

  • Micro Focus
  • The Lawn
  • 22-30 Old Bath Road
  • Newbury
  • Berkshire, RG14 1QN
  • United Kingdom

If you have a complaint, please describe in as much detail as possible the ways in which you believe that this Privacy and Cookie Policy has not been complied with. We will investigate your complaint promptly.

If you provide Micro Focus with inconsistent preferences (for example, by indicating on one occasion that you consent to our use of cookies and on another by declining cookies), Micro Focus will endeavor to update your privacy preferences in a timely and accurate manner.

Micro Focus International plc and certain of its other UK group companies are individually registered as a 'Data Controller' on the public Register of Data Controllers as maintained by the UK's Information Commissioner. Micro Focus' overseas group companies process your personal data in accordance with data protection laws in the countries in which they operate. To find out more information about the companies within the Micro Focus group that may handle your personal information, please visit www.microfocus.com.

We may change this Privacy and Cookie Policy from time to time by updating this page. Check this page from time to time to learn about any changes.

This Privacy and Cookie Policy was last updated: 13 March 2019


For more information about our use of cookies please see our Cookie Notice.

Privacy Notice

1. Introduction

This Privacy Notice provides information on the collection, use, sharing and processing of personal information by Micro Focus and its affiliates ("we" or "us") in connection with your use of Micro Focus website, social media pages that link to this Privacy Notice, your interactions with Micro Focus during in-person meetings or at Micro Focus events, and in the context of other offline sales and marketing activities. This Privacy Notice also explains the choices you have in relation to these processing activities.

This Privacy Notice can change over time, for example to comply with legal requirements or to meet changing business needs. The most up-to-date version can be found on this website. In case there is an important change that we want to highlight to you, we will inform you in another way (for example via a pop-up notice or statement of changes on our website).

As used in this Privacy Notice, "personal information" or "personal data" means information that relates to an identifiable individual. For example, this could include among other things your name, address, email address, business contact details, or information gathered through your interactions with us via our website or at events. Our terms of use can be found here.

2. Scope

This Privacy Notice applies to the processing of personal information by Micro Focus of:

  • Visitors and users of the Micro Focus website, and our social media that links to this Privacy Notice;
  • Attendees of Micro Focus events;
  • Customers and prospective customers and their representatives;
  • Subscribers of Micro Focus marketing information;
  • Suppliers, business partners and their representatives.

3. Who is responsible for your personal information?

Micro Focus and its affiliated entities are responsible for processing your personal information described in this Privacy Notice.

4. Which types of personal information do we process and from which sources?

Micro Focus can process information about you collected both offline and online.

Offline information about you originates from our interactions with you during in-person meetings or at Micro Focus events, conferences and workshops.

Online information about you originates from your activities on our website, for example, in relation to inquiries or subscription to information, or from your interactions with Micro Focus via electronic communication tools such as email, text and telephone. Information about you may also be provided by third party sources, such as data aggregators who may not have a relationship with you, but you have consented for your information to be shared.

Online information about you may also originate from the use of cookies and similar technologies for example, pixel tags and device identifiers on our sites or sites of third parties.

Information about you that Micro Focus may collect and process includes:

  • name and address, email addresses and contact numbers;
  • demographic attributes, when tied to personal information that identifies you;
  • photographs and testimonials;
  • transactional data, including products and services received, financial details and payment methods;
  • company data such as the name, size and location of the company you work for and your tole within the company;
  • data from surveys and publicly available information, such as social media posts;
  • unique IDs such as your mobile device identifier or cookie ID on your browser;
  • IP address and information that may be derived from IP address, such as geographic location;
  • information about a device you use, such as browser, device type, operating system, the presence or use of "apps", screen resolution and the preferred language;
  • behavioural data of the internet connected computer or device you use when interacting with the website and social media sites, such as advertisements clicked or viewed, website content areas, date and time of activities or the web search used to locate and navigate to our website.

Please note that Micro Focus does not control the content that you may post to Micro Focus on social media networks; in some cases, such content may be publicly available on the Internet. You should carefully consider whether you wish to submit personal information to these networks and whether you wish to make your profile available to other users, and you should tailor any content you may submit accordingly.

5. Why and how do we use your personal information?

Micro Focus will use personal information for the following purposes:

  • to communicate and respond to your requests and inquiries to Micro Focus;

    if you get in touch with us (such as by submitting contact forms on our website, attending Micro Focus events or other occasions, sending an email or by visiting social media platforms), we process information about you to communicate with you and to respond to your requests or other inquiries. We can also process personal information to interact with you on third party social networks.
  • to deliver functionality on our website and for their technical and functional management;

    When you choose to register with us, we need to process the personal information provided by you so that we can manage your personal requests for information and respond to inquiries.
  • to administer subscriptions to services and information;

    If you subscribe to marketing information about our products and services, we process information about you to administer your subscription.
  • to market our products and services or related products and services, and to tailor our marketing and sales activities to your or your company's interests;

    Micro Focus may use information about you to notify you about new product releases and service development, events, alerts, updates, prices, terms, special offers and associated campaigns and promotions. Micro Focus may also use personal information to advertise our products and services or related products and services, and also to have our distributors, resellers or partners notify you about our products or services. We do our best to tailor your website visit, marketing experience and our communications to your expressed interests.

    If you attend an event, Micro Focus may process information about you gathered in relation to the event and can share information about your attendance with your company. Micro Focus also permit designated event partners or conference sponsors to send you communications related to your event attendance. Please note that our partners or conference sponsors may directly request information about you at their conference booths or presentations, and their use of your information that you provide to them will be subject to their Privacy Notices or Privacy Policies.

    We may also process your personal information to post testimonials on our website, but will first obtain your consent to use your name and testimonial.
  • to engage in transactions with customers, suppliers and business partners and to process orders for Micro Focus products and services;

    If you receive any products or services, or if you provide services to Micro Focus, our employees, customers or partners as a supplier or business partner, Micro Focus processes information about you to engage in and administer the relevant transactions (such as by sending invoices and making payments), administer your service, and help you get started and adopt our products and services.
  • to analyze, develop, improve and optimize the use, function and performance of our website and products and services;

    We may process personal information in order to analyze, develop, improve and optimize the use, function and performance of our website and products and services, as well as marketing and sales campaigns.
  • to manage the security of our website, networks and systems;

    We may collect site use data security and operations management to help keep our website, networks and systems secure, or to investigate and prevent potential fraud and cyber-attacks.
  • to comply with applicable laws and regulations and to operate our business.

    In some cases, we have to process personal information to comply with applicable laws and regulations. For example, to respond to a request from a regulator or to defend a legal claim. We may also process personal information in the performance and operation of our business, such as to conduct internal audits and investigations or for finance and accounting and archiving and insurance purposes.

6. What is our basis for processing information about you?

For personal information collected about you in the EU (to include the UK), our basis for processing is the following:

  • In order to communicate adequately with you and to respond to your requests, we need to process information about you and therefore have a legitimate interest in processing this information.
  • In order to engage in transactions with customers, suppliers and business partners, and to process purchases of our products and services, we need to process information about you as necessary to enter into and/or perform a contract with you.
  • In order to conduct human resource administration to include assessing suitability, eligibility and/or fitness to work, it is necessary to take action before entering into a contract to ensure contractual obligations can be fulfilled.
  • We process personal information for marketing and sales activities based on your consent where so indicated on our website at the time your personal information was collected, or further to our legitimate interest to market and promote our products and services.
  • We rely on our legitimate interest to analyze, develop, improve and optimize our website, products and services, and to maintain the security of our website, networks and systems.
  • We rely on our legitimate interest to use CCTV services to ensure our facilities and offices and its stored data is securely monitored.
  • In order to comply with our legal obligation to process and respond to complaints.
  • In order to comply with our legal obligation with applicable laws and regulations, such as to comply with a court order/subpoena or other legal process, or to process an opt-out request.

7. For what period do we retain personal information

Micro Focus maintains personal information for the following retentions periods:

  • Information about you we collect to engage in transactions with our customers, suppliers and business partners, and to process purchases of our products and services, will be retained for the duration of the transaction or services period, or longer as necessary for record retention and legal compliance purposes.
  • If you have registered with us to receive marketing information, your personal information will be retained for as long as you maintain an active subscription to our distribution lists.
  • Contact information such as your email address or phone number collected online on our website or offline from our interactions with you at Micro Focus events and conferences, and used for direct marketing and sales activities will be retained for as long as we have an active (customer) relationship with you. We treat you as an active contact if (i) you have interacted with Micro Focus or updated your contact details and preferences in the past 18 months; and (ii) you have not made a deletion request.

8. When and how can we share your personal information?

As a global organisation, information about you may be shared globally throughout the Micro Focus worldwide organisation. Micro focus employees are authorised to access personal information only to the extent necessary to serve applicable purposes in order to perform their job functions.

We share personal information with the following third parties:

  • Third-party service providers (for example, credit card processing services, analytics, event/campaign management, information technology and related infrastructure provision, auditing and other similar service providers), in order for those service providers to perform business functions on behalf of Micro Focus;
  • Micro Focus resellers for further follow-up related to your interests, specific partners that offer services or with third parties to facilitate interest-based advertising;
  • Relevant third-parties in the event of a reorganisation, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of our business;
  • As required by law, such as to comply with a court order (subpoena) or other legal process, when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to Government requests, including public and Government authorities outside your country of residence, for national security and/or law enforcement purposes.

When third parties are given access to personal information, we will take appropriate contractual, technical and organisational measures designed to ensure that personal information is processed only to the extent that such processing is necessary, consistent with this Privacy Notice, and in accordance with applicable laws.

9. How is personal information handled globally?

Micro Focus is a global organisation with operations in over 40 countries – personal information is processed globally. If personal information is transferred to a Micro Focus recipient in a country that does not provide an adequate level of protection for personal information, Micro Focus will take measures designed to adequately protect information about you, such as ensuring that such transfers are subject to the terms of the EU Model Clauses.

10. How is your personal information secured?

Micro Focus has implemented appropriate technical, physical and organisational measures designed to protect personal information against accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, damage, alteration, unauthorised disclosure or access, as well as all other forms of unlawful processing.

11. What are your choices?

We provide multiple choices in respect of the information we process about you:

  • Opt-in for our use of your personal information

    You may opt in to receive marketing information from Micro Focus, and in addition withdraw consent you have previously provided for the processing of information about you, including for email marketing by Micro Focus.
  • Delete personal information

    You can ask us to erase or delete all or some of the information about you that we process.
  • Change or correct personal information

    You can ask us to change, update or fix information about you in certain cases, particularly if it is inaccurate.
  • Object to, or limit or restrict use of personal information

    You can ask us to stop using all or some of the information about you or to limit our use of it, for example, if the information about you is inaccurate.
  • Right to be informed

    This Privacy Notice, together with our Cookies Policy, fulfils our obligation to tell you about the ways in which we use your information as a result of you using this website.
  • Right to access and/or have your information provided to you

    You can ask us for a copy of your information that we process about you.
  • Right to data portability

    You can ask us to move, copy or transfer the electronic personal data that we hold about you to another organisation.
  • Rights related to automated decision-making

    You can object to automated decision making without any individual involvement, and to the profiling of your data.

To can exercise your choices by contacting privacy@microfocus.com.

12. Notice regarding the sale of your personal information under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) 2018

We may disclose (but not sell) to a third party personal information that identifies, relates to, describes, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer.

You have the right under the CCPA, as applicable, to opt-out of the sale or disclosure of your personal information. If you exercise your right to opt-out of the disclosure of your personal information, we will refrain from disclosing your personal information, unless you subsequently provide express authorization for the disclosure of your personal information, or we have a legal obligation to disclose your information.

13. Do you collect sensitive information and information from children?

As a company focused on serving the needs of businesses, Micro Focus's website is not directed to minors and Micro Focus does not promote or market its services to minors. If you believe that we have mistakenly or unintentionally collected personal information of a minor through our website please notify us at privacy@microfocus.com.

14. Is processing of information likely to cause individuals to object or complain?

Micro Focus is not aware of any justifiable reasons that would constitute a legitimate reason for objecting or complaining about the way we process or control information.

15. Questions and comments

Questions and comments regarding this Privacy Notice are welcomed, and should be sent to privacy@microfocus.com.

Alternatively, you can write to our Privacy Team at the corporate headquarters address listed in section 16 below.

16. Micro Focus Corporate Headquarters

Micro Focus's corporate headquarters are located at:

Micro Focus
The Lawn
22-30 Old Bath Road
Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 1QN
United Kingdom

Micro Focus LLC
4555 Great America Parkway, Ste 400
Santa Clara, CA 95054
United States of America

Micro Focus Trademark Information

MICRO FOCUS and the Micro Focus logo, among others, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Micro Focus (IP) Limited or its subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, United States and other countries. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

The following is a partial list of trademarks or registered trademarks of Micro Focus (IP) Limited or its subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, United States and other countries:

Acu4GL, AcuBench, ACUCOBOL-GT, AcuConnect, AcuServer, AcuSQL, AcuXDBC, Analyzer Express, Animator, Application Analyzer, Application Architect, Business Rule Manager, COBOL WorkBench, Database Connectors, Data Express, DevPartner, DevPartner for Visual C++ Boundschecker Suite, DevPartner Java Edition, DevPartner Studio Professional Edition, DevPartner Studio Server, EnterpriseLink, Enterprise Server, Enterprise View, extend, InstantSQL, Mainframe Express, Mainframe Express Enterprise Edition, Mainframe Express Enterprise Edition Test Server, Micro Focus Server, Micro Focus Studio, Modernization Workbench, Net Express, Net Express for Eclipse, Net Express with .NET, OnWeb, OnWeb iPrint, OnWeb iSeries, OnWeb Server, Open PL/I, Optimal Trace, QACenter, QADirector, QALoad, QARun, Reconcile, ReUze Developer, ReUze Server, Relativity, Revolve, RM, RM/COBOL, RM/COBOL Compiler and RunTime System, RM/InfoExpress, Rumba, Server Enterprise Edition, Server for .Net, Server for COBOL, Server for SOA, Studio Enterprise Edition, Studio for COBOL Developers, Studio for ISVs, Server Express, Server Express for Eclipse, Server Express Remote Development Option, TestPartner, TrackRecord, ViewNow, ViewNow InterDrive, ViewNow X Server, Visual COBOL, Web-to-Host, WOW Extensions, XDB, XDBC.

Code of Conduct

This Code of Conduct replaces the Standards of Business Conduct and The Worldwide Code of Business Conduct and Ethics.

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