Like most website operators, WP Valet 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. WP Valet’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how WP Valet’s visitors use its website. From time to time, WP Valet may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
WP Valet also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on WP Valet.com blogs. WP Valet 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 WP Valet’s websites choose to interact with WP Valet in ways that require WP Valet to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that WP Valet gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, those who engage in transactions with WP Valet are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, WP Valet collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with WP Valet. WP Valet 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.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
WP Valet 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 WP Valet’s behalf or to provide services available at WP Valet’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 WP Valet’s services, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. WP Valet 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, WP Valet discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when WP Valet believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of WP Valet, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an WP Valet website and have supplied your email address, WP Valet 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 WP Valet 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. WP Valet takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
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.