- I don’t ask you for personal information unless I truly need it. (I can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
- I don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop products, or protect our rights.
- I don’t store personal information on servers unless required for the on-going operation of the site.
Like most website operators, Elly K collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Elly K’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use its website. From time to time, Elly K may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Elly K also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on the blog. Elly K only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Elly K’s websites choose to interact with Elly K in ways that require Elly K to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Elly K 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 updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, Elly K collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Elly K. Elly K 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.
Elly K may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Elly K may monitor the most popular pages on the site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Elly K may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Elly K does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Elly K 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 Elly K’s behalf or to provide services available at Elly K’s websites, 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 Elly K’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Elly K will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Elly K discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Elly K believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Elly K, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of Elly K’s website and have supplied your email address, Elly K may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Elly K and new products. I primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so I expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send me a request (for example via a support email or via a feedback mechanism), I reserve the right to publish it in order to help me clarify or respond to your request or to help me support other users. Elly K takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Elly K, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Elly K 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 Elly K 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 servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case I store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.