Your privacy is very important to us. At veebeearts we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:
- 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 our site.
Like most website operators, veebeearts 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. veebeearts’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how veebeearts’s visitors use its website. From time to time, veebeearts may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Veebeearts also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. Veebeearts 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 veebeearts’s websites choose to interact with veebeearts in ways that require veebeearts to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that veebeearts 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, veebeearts collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to Veebeearts 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.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Veebeearts 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 veebeearts’s behalf or to provide services available at veebeearts’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 veebeearts’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Veebeearts 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, veebeearts discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when veebeearts believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of veebeearts, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of veebeearts’s website and have supplied your email address, veebeearts 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 veebeearts 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. Veebeearts takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Akismet is enabled on the site, the contact form submission data — IP address, user agent, name, email address, website, and message — is submitted to the Akismet service (also owned by Automattic) for the sole purpose of spam checking. The actual submission data is stored in the database of the site on which it was submitted and is emailed directly to the owner of the form (i.e. the site author who published the page on which the contact form resides). This email will include the submitter’s IP address, timestamp, name, email address, website, and message.