Your privacy is critically important to us.
At Developer Station we have a few fundamental principles:
• We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We don’t like 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, Developer Station 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. Developer Station’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Developer Station’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Developer Station may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Developer Station also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on WordPress.com blogs. Developer Station 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 Developer Station’s websites choose to interact with Developer Station in ways that require Developer Station to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Developer Station gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a newsletter at DeveloperStationND.com to provide a name and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Developer Station – by purchasing a product, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Developer Station collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Developer Station. Developer Station 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.
Developer Station may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Developer Station may monitor the most popular pages on the Developer Station site. Developer Station may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Developer Station does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Developer Station 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 Developer Station’s behalf or to provide services available at Developer Station’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 Developer Station’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Developer Station 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, Developer Station discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Developer Station believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Developer Station, third parties or the public at large.
If you are a registered user of an Developer Station website and have supplied your email address, Developer Station 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 Developer Station and our servicess. We primarily use our various newsletters 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.
Developer Station takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Developer Station, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Developer Station 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 Developer Station may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
updated September 18, 2016