Like most website operators, we collect 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.
Our purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how our visitors use our website. From time to time, we may release non-personally identifying information in the aggregate—e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of the website.
We also collect potentially personally identifying information like internet protocol (IP) addresses for users leaving comments on the site. We disclose commenter IP addresses only under the same circumstances that we use and disclose personally identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators.
Certain visitors choose to interact with our website in ways that require us or services we use to gather personally identifying information. The amount and type of information that we gather depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, visitors who sign up to post comments provide a username and email address to both us and to either Squarespace, Google+, Twitter or Facebook (collectively, “social media services”), the third-party services through which commenting accounts are authorised.
Those who engage in transactions with us (by donating through a third-party service like Paypal, for example) are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions.
We may also conduct contests and giveaways in which we will ask users to transmit personal information in order to receive a prize. In each case, we collect such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with us.
We do not disclose personally identifying information other than as described below. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from using certain features of the website, e.g., leaving comments.
We only disclose potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information to those of our employees, contractors and affiliated organisations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on our behalf or to provide services available at our website and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others.
Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organisations may be located outside of your home country; by using the site, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. We will not rent or sell potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information to anyone.
Other than to our employees, contractors and affiliated organisations as described above, we disclose potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information only when legally compelled to do so or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect the property or rights of our company, website, third parties or the public at large.
If you send us a request (for example, via email or 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. We take all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorised access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information.
This policy was last updated on 15th December 2018.