Your privacy is critically important to us. At Wylie Galt we have a few fundamental principles:
- We don’t ask you for 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.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
- In our blogging products, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.
It is Wylie Galt’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Wylie Galt 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. Wylie Galt’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Wylie Galt’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Wylie Galt may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Wylie Galt also collects potentially personally identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on WordPress.com blogs. Wylie Galt 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 Wylie Galt’s website choose to interact with Wylie Galt in ways that require Wylie Galt to gather personally identifying information. The amount and type of information that Wylie Galt gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Wylie Galt collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Wylie Galt. Wylie Galt 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.
Wylie Galt may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Wylie Galt may monitor the most popular blogs on the site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Wylie Galt may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Wylie Galt does not disclose personally identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Wylie Galt 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 Wylie Galt’s behalf or to provide services available at Wylie Galt’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 Wylie Galt’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Wylie Galt 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, Wylie Galt discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Wylie Galt believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Wylie Galt, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Wylie Galt website and have supplied your email address, Wylie Galt 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 Wylie Galt and our products. We expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. Wylie Galt takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information.
If Wylie Galt, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Wylie Galt 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 Wylie Galt may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.