Your privacy is critically important to us. At Buying Sterling we have a few fundamental principles:
- 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.
- In our blogging products, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.
Like most website operators, Buying Sterling 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. Buying Sterling ’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Buying Sterling ’s visitors use its website.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Buying Sterling’s websites choose to interact with Buying Sterling in ways that require Buying Sterling to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Buying Sterling gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Those who engage in transactions with Buying Sterling are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Buying Sterling collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Buying Sterling. Buying Sterling 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.
Buying Sterling may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Buying Sterling may monitor the most popular blogs on the WordPress.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Buying Sterling may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Buying Sterling does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Buying Sterling 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 Buying Sterling’s behalf or to provide services available at Buying Sterling’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 Buying Sterling’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Buying Sterling 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, Buying Sterling discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Buying Sterling believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Buying Sterling, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Buying Sterling website and have supplied your email address, Buying Sterling 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 Buying Sterling 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. Buying Sterling takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.