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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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
- February 18, 2015: Updated Creative Commons license from 2.5 to 4.0