Your privacy is critically important to us. At WBCCI.net 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. (For example: we don’t save comments that get submitted to our Akismet comment spam blocking service 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.)
- 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 the policy of WBCCI.net to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.
Like most website operators, WBCCI.net 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. WBCCI.net’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how WBCCI.net’s visitors use its website. From time to time, WBCCI.net may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
WBCCI.net also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. WBCCI.net does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to WBCCI.net’s websites choose to interact with WBCCI.net in ways that require WBCCI.net to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that WBCCI.net gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a website to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with WBCCI.net – by purchasing in our shop, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, WBCCI.net collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with WBCCI.net. WBCCI.net 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.
WBCCI.net may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, WBCCI.net may monitor the most popular websites on the WBCCI.net site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. WBCCI.net may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, WBCCI.net does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
WBCCI.net 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 WBCCI.net’s behalf or to provide services available at WBCCI.net’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 WBCCI.net’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. WBCCI.net 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, WBCCI.net discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when WBCCI.net believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of WBCCI.net, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an WBCCI.net website and have supplied your email address, WBCCI.net 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 WBCCI.net 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. WBCCI.net takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.