Like most website operators, AaB 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. AaB’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how AaB’s visitors use its website. From time to time, AaB may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
AaB also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on WordPress.com blogs. AaB 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 AaB’s websites choose to interact with AaB in ways that require AaB to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that AaB gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. In each case, AaB collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with AaB, or enhance the functionality of the website. AaB 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.
AaB may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. AaB may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, AaB does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
AaB 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 AaB’s behalf or to provide services available at AaB’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 AaB’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. AaB 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, AaB reserves the right to disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when AaB believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of AaB, third parties or the public at large. AaB 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 AaB. AaB takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If you send us a message or provide a comment on our website, 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. AaB reserves the right to delete any comments deemed inappropriate, offensive, or spam.
If AaB, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that AaB 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 AaB may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
We often write about new products or services that we think our readers will find interesting. If we get a discount on any of those products or services, we will disclose it as required. Paid advertisements appearing on our website do not guarantee editorial coverage.
If you would like to repost any content from AaB, please credit AaB and the original source and/or photographers with proper links.
Version Date: June 6, 2012