If you have any questions, you may contact me at email@example.com. Anyways, on with the policy:
- I don’t ask you for personal information unless I truly need it.
- I don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop my work, or protect my rights.
- I don’t store personal information unless required for the on-going operation of A Candle in the Dark.
WordPress Inc. (“WordPress”) hosts several blogsites, including A Candle in the Dark. It is WordPress’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information collected from you while visiting A Candle in the Dark.
Like most Website operators, WordPress 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. WordPress’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how WordPress’s visitors use its Website. From time to time, WordPress may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its Website.
WordPress also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. WordPress 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 viewable and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to WordPress’s Websites have the freedom to choose to interact with WordPress in ways that require WordPress to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that WordPress gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, I ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. For those who wish to receive A Candle in the Dark updates via email, I collect their emails. In each case, WordPress collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with WordPress. WordPress 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.
WordPress may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its Websites. For instance, WordPress may monitor the most popular pages or use spam screens to help identify spam. WordPress may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, WordPress does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
WordPress 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 WordPress’s behalf or to provide services available at WordPress’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 WordPress’s Websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. WordPress 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, WordPress discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when WordPress believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of WordPress, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a WordPress Website and have supplied your email address, WordPress 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 WordPress and our 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 us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), I reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. WordPress takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If WordPress, or substantially all its assets are acquired, or in the unlikely event that WordPress goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. Such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of WordPress may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Comments and other content submitted to anti-spam services are not saved on our servers unless they are marked as false positives, in which case I store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.