Version 5, Dec 13, 2012
The Oracle Privacy Policies posted on http://www.oracle.com/html/privacy.html 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 virtualbox.org website.
§ 1 virtualbox.org. The "virtualbox.org" 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.
§ 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.