Like most website operators, theBrickBlogger 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. theBrickBlogger’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how theBrickBlogger’s visitors use its website. From time to time, theBrickBlogger may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
theBrickBlogger also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on WordPress.com blogs. theBrickBlogger 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 theBrickBlogger’s websites choose to interact with theBrickBlogger in ways that require theBrickBlogger to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that theBrickBlogger gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. In each case, theBrickBlogger collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with theBrickBlogger. theBrickBlogger 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.
theBrickBlogger may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, theBrickBlogger may monitor the most popular blogs on the theBrickBlogger.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. theBrickBlogger may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, theBrickBlogger does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
theBrickBlogger 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 theBrickBlogger’s behalf or to provide services available at theBrickBlogger’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 theBrickBlogger’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. theBrickBlogger 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, theBrickBlogger discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when theBrickBlogger believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of theBrickBlogger, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an theBrickBlogger website and have supplied your email address, theBrickBlogger 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 theBrickBlogger and our products. We primarily use our Website 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. theBrickBlogger 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 submitted to our Akismet anti-spam service 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.