Your privacy is important to us. As the “site owner,” we have a few fundamental principles that we follow. We don’t ask for your personal information unless we truly need it. We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
Like most website operators, we collect non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as referring site or the date and time of each visitor request. The site owner’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how the site owner’s visitors use its website.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to the site owner’s website choose to interact with the website in ways that require the site owner to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that the site owner gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive website updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, the site owner collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with the website. The site owner does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
The site owner may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. For instance, the site owner may monitor the most popular pages on its site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. The site owner may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, the site owner does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protections of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
The site owner discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on the site owner’s behalf or to provide services available at the site owner’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using the site owner’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The site owner will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors, and affiliate organizations, as described above, the site owner discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when the site owner believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of the site owner, third parties or the public at large. The site owner takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If the site owner, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that the site owner goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of the site owner may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.