Your privacy is very important to us. At Mazon Associates 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, perform our services, or protect our rights.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.
- Mazon Associates may operate several websites. It is Mazon Associates’ policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Mazon Associates 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. Mazon Associates’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Mazon Associates’ visitors use its website. From time to time, Mazon Associates may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Mazon Associates also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. Mazon Associates 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 Mazon Associates websites choose to interact with Mazon Associates in ways that require Mazon Associates to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Mazon Associates 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. Those who wish to receive Mazon Associates materials or information via email, we collect their emails. In each case, Mazon Associates collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Mazon Associates. Mazon Associates 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.
Mazon Associates may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Mazon Associates may monitor the most popular pages on the Mazon Associates site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Mazon Associates may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Mazon Associates does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Mazon Associates 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 to process it on Mazon Associates’ behalf or to provide services available at Mazon Associates’ 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 Mazon Associates’ websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Mazon Associates 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, Mazon Associates discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Mazon Associates believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Mazon Associates, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Mazon Associates website and have supplied your email address, Mazon Associates 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 Mazon Associates and our services. We primarily use our various 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 to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Mazon Associates takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Mazon Associates, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Mazon Associates 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 Mazon Associates may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.