Your privacy is very important to me. As the owner of this website, I have a few fundamental principles that I follow:
- I don’t ask you for personal information unless it’s necessary.
- I won’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop my products and services, or protect my rights.
- No personal information is stored on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of this site.
Like most website operators, this site 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. This is to better understand how visitors use the website. From time to time, I may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of this website.
This site also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. Logged in user and commenter IP addresses are only disclosed under the same circumstances as 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 this site choose to interact with it in ways that require it to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information gathered depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, visitors who comment on my blog are asked to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive Chris Pope Photography updates via email are asked to provide their emails. In each case, the only information collected is that necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with the site. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
I may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to this website. For instance, spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam – this information may be displayed publicly or provided to others. However, no personally identifying information other than as described below id disclosed.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
I will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information will only be disclosed in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, only when I believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of myself, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of this website and have supplied your email address, you may occasionally be sent an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with in general. As far as possible, I undertake all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on any relevant servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case they are stored long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.