Your privacy is critically important to us. At Internet Market Architects 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.
- 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.
Internet Market Architects operates several websites including this site and InternetMarketArchitects.com. It is Internet Market Architects’ policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Internet Market Architects 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. Internet Market Architects’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Internet Market Architects’ visitors use its website. From time to time, Internet Market Architects may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Internet Market Architects also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on WordPress.com blogs. Internet Market Architects 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 Internet Market Architects’ websites choose to interact with Internet Market Architects in ways that require Internet Market Architects to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Internet Market Architects gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. In each case, Internet Market Architects collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Internet Market Architects. Internet Market Architects 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.
Internet Market Architects may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites to help identify spam. Internet Market Architects may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Internet Market Architects does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Internet Market Architects 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 Internet Market Architects’ behalf or to provide services available at Internet Market Architects’ 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 Internet Market Architects’ websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Internet Market Architects 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, Internet Market Architects discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Internet Market Architects believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Internet Market Architects, third parties or the public at large.
If you are a registered user of an Internet Market Architects website and have supplied your email address, Internet Market Architects 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 Internet Market Architects 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. Internet Market Architects takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Internet Market Architects, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Internet Market Architects 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 Internet Market Architects may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Comments and other content submitted 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.