Your privacy is very important to us. At Digital Economics we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:
- 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 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 Digital Economics’ policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.
Like most website operators, Digital Economics 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.
Digital Economics may also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. Digital Economics 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 Digital Economics’ website choose to interact with Digital Economics in ways that require Digital Economics to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Digital Economics 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. Digital Economics collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Digital Economics. Digital Economics 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.
Digital Economics may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Digital Economics may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Digital Economics does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Digital Economics 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 Digital Economics’ behalf or to provide services available at Digital Economics’ website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Digital Economics discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Digital Economics believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Digital Economics, third parties or the public at large. Digital Economics takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Comments and other content 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.