Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us. At Imitation of Mink we have a few fundamental principles:

•We don’t ask you for personal information 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.

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals:

If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact us.

It is Imitation of Mink’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Imitation of Mink 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. Imitation of Mink’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Imitation of Mink’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Imitation of Mink may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Imitation of Mink also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on Imitation of Mink blogs. Imitation of Mink 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 Imitation of Mink’s websites choose to interact with Imitation of Mink in ways that require Imitation of Mink to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Imitation of Mink gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who use our contact form at Imitation of Mink to provide their name and email address. Those who engage in other transactions with Imitation of Mink – by purchasing goods or services, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Imitation of Mink collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Imitation of Mink. Imitation of Mink 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.

Aggregated Statistics

Imitation of Mink may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Imitation of Mink may monitor it’s blog using tools and services provided by others or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Imitation of Mink may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Imitation of Mink does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Imitation of Mink 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 Imitation of Mink’s behalf or to provide services available at Imitation of Mink’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 Imitation of Mink’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Imitation of Mink 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, Imitation of Mink discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Imitation of Mink believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Imitation of Mink, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Imitation of Mink website and have supplied your email address, Imitation of Mink 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 Imitation of Mink and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs 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. Imitation of Mink takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Imitation of Mink uses cookies to help Imitation of Mink identify and track visitors, their usage of Imitation of Mink website, and their website access preferences. Imitation of Mink visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Imitation of Mink’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Imitation of Mink’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Imitation of Mink, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Imitation of Mink 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 Imitation of Mink may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Imitation of Mink and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Comments

Comments and other content submitted to the 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.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Imitation of Mink may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Imitation of Mink’s sole discretion. Imitation of Mink encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

This privacy policy was crafted from the privacy policy of automattic.com, which has been generously made available under a creative commons sharealike license.

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