I work in a quasi-secure area, and my network managers are extremely paranoid. I was trying to get Intel Visual Fortran approved for use on my computer (which is on the network), and the network tester noticed this text in the EULA:
CONSENT. You agree that Intel, its subsidiaries or suppliers may collect and use technical and related information, including but not limited to technical information about your computer, system and application software, and peripherals, that is gathered periodically to ...
They immediately flagged this. The network managers are very paranoid, and don't want any information leaking out that they don't control. If my network tester rejectsIntel Visual Fortran because of this term of the agreement, Intel Visual Fortran will be unuseable throughout my entire organization.
Can I get this portion of the agreement waived?
Here is more information. It's a quote (redacted) from the network tester.
"After speaking withxxxxxx about the EULA for this application just this morning. This is indeed a deal breaker for them.
xxxxxxis very sensitive toxxxx system data being collected, and we cannot recommend a certification for this product unless that feature is somehow disabled or that risk is mitigated. My recommendation would be to contact Intel to get further details on what is collected, or further clarification in writing that explains what is collected, how often, etc. "
Unless this gets resolved, Intel Visual products will be off the table for everyone.