- 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 our site.
It is the SSDA’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.
Like most website operators, the SSDA 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. SSDA’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use its website. From time to time, the SSDA may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
SSDA also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. SSDA 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 the SSDA’s website choose to interact with the SSDA in ways that require the SSDA to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that the SSDA gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive the SSDA’s updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, the SSDA collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with the SSDA. The SSDA do 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.
The SSDA may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. For instance, the SSDA may monitor the most popular pages on the SSDA site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. The SSDA may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, the SSDA does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
The SSDA discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on the SSDA’s behalf or to provide services available at the the SSDA’s 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 the SSDA website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The SSDA will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations, as described above, the SSDA discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when the SSDA believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of the SSDA, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of the SSDA website and have supplied your email address, the SSDA 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 the SSDA and our products. We primarily use our product blog 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. The SSDA takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorised 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 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.