Like most web site operators, CoTA 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. CoTA’s purpose in collecting non-personally-identifying information is to better understand how CoTA’s visitors use its web site. From time to time, CoTA may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its web site.
CoTA also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on blogs. CoTA 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 CoTA’s web site choose to interact with CoTA in ways that require CoTA to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that CoTA gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. CoTA collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with CoTA. CoTA 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 web-related activities.
CoTA may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its web site. For instance, CoTA may monitor the most popular lessons on the site. CoTA may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, CoTA does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
CoTA 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 CoTA’s behalf or to provide services available at CoTA’s web site, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. CoTA 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, CoTA discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when CoTA believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of CoTA, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of the CoTA web site and have supplied your email address, CoTA 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 CoTA. 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. CoTA takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
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Although we make every effort to protect your information, we do not guarantee that our security measures protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of your personal information.
Portions of this policy are provided courtesy of Automattic.