Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us. At Brands on Digital we have a few fundamental principles:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • 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.

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Brands on Digital 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. Brands on Digital’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Brands on Digital’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Brands on Digital may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Brands on Digital also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blog. Brands on Digital 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 and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Brands on Digital’s websites choose to interact with Brands on Digital in ways that require Brands on Digital to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Brands on Digital gathers depends on the nature of the interaction.

Aggregated Statistics

Brands on Digital may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. For instance, Brands on Digital may monitor the most popular blogs on the WordPress.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Brands on Digital may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Brands on Digital does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Brands on Digital discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Brands on Digital’s behalf or to provide services available at Brands on Digital’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organisations may be located outside of your home country; by using Brands on Digital’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Brands on Digital will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations, as described above, Brands on Digital discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Brands on Digital believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Brands on Digital, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Brands on Digital website and have supplied your email address, Brands on Digital 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 Brands on Digital and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we 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), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Brands on Digital takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorised access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Brands on Digital uses cookies to help Brands on Digital identify and track visitors, their usage of Brands on Digital website, and their website access preferences. Brands on Digital visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Brands on Digital’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Brands on Digital’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Brands on Digital, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Brands on Digital 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 Brands on Digital may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognise your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Brands on Digital and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Comments

Comments and other content submitted to our 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.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Brands on Digital may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Brands on Digital’s sole discretion. Brands on Digital encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a WordPress.com account you should also check your blog’s dashboard for alerts to these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Change log:

  • September 18, 2013: Added that blog commenter email addresses are disclosed to administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
  • February 1, 2011: Clarified subpoena language and added Business Transfers paragraph
  • January 3, 2011: Added court order and subpoena clarification
  • July 1, 2010: Revised paragraph about IP addresses to explain when they are collected and that commenter IPs are visible to blog administrators
  • October 29, 2009: Added Comments paragraph to explain Akismet comment storage policy
  • March 10, 2009: Added Ads paragraph to alert users that ads from third parties may use cookies
  • February 18, 2015: Updated Creative Commons license from 2.5 to 4.0