Your privacy is critically important to us. At Kittanning Online we have a few fundamental principles:
- We don’t ask you for personal information for registration unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand 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 blog, 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.
- You may elect to share personal information for purposes of social networking, but that is optional.
If you have questions about accessing or correcting your personal data please contact our support team.
Kittanning Online operates several websites including kittanningonline.com and blog.kittanningonline.com. It is Kittanning Online’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Kittanning Online 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. Kittanning Online’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Kittanning Online’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Kittanning Online may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Kittanning Online also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on WordPress blogs. Kittanning Online 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 Kittanning Online’s websites choose to interact with Kittanning Online in ways that require Kittanning Online to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Kittanning Online gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a WordPress blog account to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Kittanning Online are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Kittanning Online collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Kittanning Online. Kittanning Online 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.
Kittanning Online may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Kittanning Online may use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Kittanning Online may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Kittanning Online does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Kittanning Online discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, volunteers, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Kittanning Online’s behalf or to provide services available at Kittanning Online’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, volunteers, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Kittanning Online’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Kittanning Online 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, Kittanning Online discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Kittanning Online believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Kittanning Online, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Kittanning Online website and have supplied your email address, Kittanning Online 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 Kittanning Online and our services. We primarily use our blog 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. Kittanning Online takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Kittanning Online, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Kittanning Online 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 acquiror of Kittanning Online may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.