Your privacy is very important to us. At Emphasis Mine, we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:
- 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 website, or protect our rights.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of this site.
Like most website operators, Emphasis Mine 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. Emphasis Mine’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Emphasis Mine’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Emphasis Mine may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Emphasis Mine also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for users leaving comments on our blogs. Emphasis Mine only discloses 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 Emphasis Mine websites choose to interact with Emphasis Mine in ways that require Emphasis Mine to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Emphasis Mine 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 Emphasis Mine updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, Emphasis Mine collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Emphasis Mine. Emphasis Mine 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.
Emphasis Mine may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Emphasis Mine may monitor the most popular pages or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Emphasis Mine may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Emphasis Mine does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Emphasis Mine discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to administrators, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Emphasis Mine’s behalf or to provide services available at the Emphasis Mine website, 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 Emphasis Mine website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.
Emphasis Mine will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.
Other than to its contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Emphasis Mine discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Emphasis Mine believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Emphasis Mine, third parties or the public at large.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata, including its I.P. address, are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
Visitor comments may be checked through the Akismet automated spam detection service. Comments and other content submitted to 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.
Social Media Services:
Emphasis Mine uses the Super Socializer plug-in to provide easy social media sharing for our users. That means that it will interact with other Social Media websites in the following manner:
Other Social Media Services: Emphasis Mine visitors who use other social media websites or services are urged to consult the privacy policies of those websites or service. Emphasis Mine is not responsible for the privacy policies or lack thereof of any social media services our visitors choose to participate in.
If you leave a comment on Emphasis Mine you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If Emphasis Mine, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Emphasis Mine 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 Emphasis Mine may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us.
Last updated: May 20, 2018.