Your privacy is important to us. At Howard Conrad we have a few fundamental principles:
- 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 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.
Howard Conrad may periodically send emails about special offers which we think you may find useful using the email address which you have provided to us.
Like most website operators, Howard Conrad 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. Howard Conrad’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Howard Conrad’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Howard Conrad may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Howard Conrad also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on WordPress.com blogs. Howard Conrad 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 Howard Conrad’s websites choose to interact with Howard Conrad in ways that require Howard Conrad to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Howard Conrad gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Those who engage in transactions with Howard Conrad are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Howard Conrad collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Howard Conrad. Howard Conrad 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.
Howard Conrad may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. Howard Conrad may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Howard Conrad does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of certain personally-identifying information
Howard Conrad 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 Howard Conrad’s behalf or to provide services available at Howard Conrad’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 Howard Conrad’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Howard Conrad 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, Howard Conrad discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Howard Conrad believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Howard Conrad, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Howard Conrad website and have supplied your email address, Howard Conrad 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 Howard Conrad 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. Howard Conrad takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.