Your privacy is very important to us. At Culture of Abuse (COA) we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:
We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it, such as corresponding via email. We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, or protect our rights. We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.
Like most website operators, COA 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. COA’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how COA’s visitors use its website. COA also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. COA 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 COA’s websites choose to interact with COA in ways that require COA to gather personally-identifying information. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. COA collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with COA. COA does not disclose personally-identifying information, 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.
COA may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, COA may monitor the most popular pages on the site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
COA discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when COA believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of COA.
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.