Your privacy is critically important to us. At Write2me.com we have a few fundamental principles:
1. We donít ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
2. We donít share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
3. We donít store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services. (For example: we donít save comments that get submitted to our Akismet comment spam blocking service 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.)
4. In our guest bookging product, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control whatís visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.
Tera.nl, publisher of Write2me.com (ďWrite2me.comĒ) operates several websites including Write2me.com. It is our policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Write2me.com 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. Write2me.comís purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Write2me.comís visitors use its website. From time to time, Write2me.com may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Write2me.com also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Write2me.com does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors of Write2me.com choose to interact with Write2me.com in ways that require Write2me.com to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Write2me.com gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a guest book to provide a user name and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Write2me.com Ė by purchasing access to the Akismet comment spam prevention service, for example Ė are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Write2me.com collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitorís interaction with Write2me.com. Write2me.com 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.
Write2me.com may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. For instance, Write2me.com may monitor the most popular guest books on its homepage or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Write2me.com may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Write2me.com does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Write2me.com discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that need to know that information in order to process it on Write2me.comís behalf or to provide services available at Write2me.com, and 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 Write2me.com, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Write2me.com 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, Write2me.com discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Write2me.com believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Write2me.com, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of Write2me.com and have supplied your email address, Write2me.com may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with whatís going on with Write2me.com and our products. We primarily use our various product guest books 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. Write2me.com takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.