Your privacy is very important to us. At Tech Tools for Writers 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 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, Tech Tools for Writers 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. Tech Tools for Writers’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Tech Tools for Writers’ visitors use its website. From time to time, Tech Tools for Writers may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Tech Tools for Writers also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. Tech Tools for Writers 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 Tech Tools for Writers’ websites choose to interact with Tech Tools for Writers in ways that require Tech Tools for Writers to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Tech Tools for Writers 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 Tech Tools for Writers updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, Tech Tools for Writers collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Tech Tools for Writers. Tech Tools for Writers 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.
Tech Tools for Writers may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Tech Tools for Writers may monitor the most popular pages using Jetpack or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Tech Tools for Writers may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Tech Tools for Writers does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Tech Tools for Writers 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 to process it on Tech Tools for Writers’ behalf or to provide services available at Tech Tools for Writers’ 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 Tech Tools for Writers’ websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.
Tech Tools for Writers 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, Tech Tools for Writers discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Tech Tools for Writers believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Tech Tools for Writers, third parties or the public at large.
If you are a registered user of Tech Tools for Writers website and have supplied your email address, Tech Tools for Writers 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 Tech Tools for Writers and our products. We primarily use a newsletter to communicate this type of information, and 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 to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Tech Tools for Writers takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Tech Tools for Writers, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Tech Tools for Writers 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 Tech Tools for Writers may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
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.