Thought Garage Inc. (“Thought Garage”) operates several websites including applespotlight.com. It is Thought Garage’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Thought Garage 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. Thought Garage’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Thought Garage’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Thought Garage may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Thought Garage also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on applespotlight.com. Thought Garage 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 Thought Garage’s websites choose to interact with Thought Garage in ways that require Thought Garage to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Thought Garage gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors to provide an email address for correspondence. Thought Garage collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Thought Garage. Thought Garage 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.
Thought Garage may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Thought Garage may monitor the most popular pages on the applespotlight.com site. Thought Garage may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Thought Garage does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Thought Garage 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 Thought Garage’s behalf or to provide services available at Thought Garage’s 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 Thought Garage’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Thought Garage 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, Thought Garage discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Thought Garage believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Thought Garage, third parties or the public at large. If you have supplied your email address to Thought Garage, Thought Garage 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 Thought Garage and our products. We expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example 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. Thought Garage takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Thought Garage, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Thought Garage goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Thought Garage may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.