Your privacy is very important to me. At The Happiness Kitchen I have a few fundamental principles that I follow:
- I don’t ask you for personal information unless I truly need it. (I can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
- I don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
- I don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.
It is The Happiness Kitchen’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information I may collect while operating this blog.
Like most website operators, The Happiness Kitchen 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. The Happiness Kitchen’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how The Happiness Kitchen’s visitors use its website. From time to time, The Happiness Kitchen may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
The Happiness Kitchen also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. The Happiness Kitchen 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 The Happiness Kitchen’s websites choose to interact with The Happiness Kitchen in ways that require The Happiness Kitchen to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that The Happiness Kitchen gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, I ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a name and email address. Those who wish to receive The Happiness Kitchen updates via email, I collect their emails. In each case, The Happiness Kitchen collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with The Happiness Kitchen. The Happiness Kitchen 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.
The Happiness Kitchen may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. For instance, The Happiness Kitchen may monitor the blog’s most popular pages or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. The Happiness Kitchen may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, The Happiness Kitchen does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
The Happiness Kitchen 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 The Happiness Kitchen’s behalf or to provide services available at The Happiness Kitchen’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 The Happiness Kitchen’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The Happiness Kitchen 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, The Happiness Kitchen discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when The Happiness Kitchen believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The Happiness Kitchen, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an The Happiness Kitchen’s website and have supplied your email address, The Happiness Kitchen 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 The Happiness Kitchen. The Happiness Kitchen takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If The Happiness Kitchen, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that The Happiness Kitchen 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 The Happiness Kitchen may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case I store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.