- Your privacy is critically important to us. At DotcomCowgirl Media 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.
If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact our support team.
DotcomCowgirl, Inc. (“DotcomCowgirl”) operates several websites including DotcomCowgirl.com, and others. It is DotcomCowgirl’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, DotcomCowgirl 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. DotcomCowgirl’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how DotcomCowgirl’s visitors use its website. From time to time, DotcomCowgirl may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
DotcomCowgirl also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. DotcomCowgirl 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 DotcomCowgirl’s websites choose to interact with DotcomCowgirl in ways that require DotcomCowgirl to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that DotcomCowgirl gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a blog at WordPress.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with DotcomCowgirl – by purchasing access to the Akismet comment spam prevention service, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, DotcomCowgirl collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with DotcomCowgirl. DotcomCowgirl 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.
DotcomCowgirl may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, DotcomCowgirl may monitor the most popular blogs on the WordPress.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. DotcomCowgirl may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, DotcomCowgirl does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
DotcomCowgirl 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 DotcomCowgirl’s behalf or to provide services available at DotcomCowgirl’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 DotcomCowgirl’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. DotcomCowgirl 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, DotcomCowgirl discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when DotcomCowgirl believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of DotcomCowgirl, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an DotcomCowgirl website and have supplied your email address, DotcomCowgirl 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 DotcomCowgirl 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. DotcomCowgirl takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Like many other Web sites, DotcomCowgirl makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
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If DotcomCowgirl, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that DotcomCowgirl 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 acquiror of DotcomCowgirl may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.