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In a nutshell, it is MyRelationTrips’ policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
- 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.
The details below relate to our use of your email address, which you hopefully submitted to us for receiving our occasional newsletter; website performance products, that help keep our site running properly; the use of spam filtering products that help keep the comments on our news blog clean; and the information you provide during the general use of our website and any purchasing functions on our website.
Like most website operators, MyRelationTrips 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. MyRelationTrips' purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how MyRelationTrips' visitors use its website. From time to time, MyRelationTrips may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
MyRelationTrips also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on MyRelationTrips blogs. MyRelationTrips 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 and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to MyRelationTrips' websites choose to interact with MyRelationTrips in ways that require MyRelationTrips to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that MyRelationTrips gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a blog at MyRelationTrips to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with MyRelationTrips – by purchasing items via our online store, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, MyRelationTrips collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with MyRelationTrips. MyRelationTrips 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.
MyRelationTrips may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. MyRelationTrips may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, MyRelationTrips does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
MyRelationTrips 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 MyRelationTrips' behalf or to provide services available at MyRelationTrips' 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 MyRelationTrips' websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. MyRelationTrips 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, MyRelationTrips discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when MyRelationTrips believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of MyRelationTrips, third parties or the public at large. If you use a MyRelationTrips website and have supplied your email address, MyRelationTrips 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 MyRelationTrips 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. MyRelationTrips takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If MyRelationTrips, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that MyRelationTrips goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that are transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of MyRelationTrips may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
When the commenting system on the MyRelationTrips blog is active, meaning that our website visitors can leave comments on our blog, comments and other content submitted to our Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives or missed spam, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives and missed spam.
Thank you to Automattic.com for their assistance with this policy.