Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. At View From The Pine we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
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 our site.
View From The Pine operates several websites including View From The Pine. It is View From The Pine’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

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

View From The Pine also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. View From The Pine 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 View From The Pine’s websites choose to interact with View From The Pine in ways that require View From The Pine to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that View From The Pine gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive View From The Pine updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, View From The Pine collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with View From The Pine. View From The Pine 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

View From The Pine may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, View From The Pine may monitor the most popular pages on the View From The Pine site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. View From The Pine may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, View From The Pine does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

View From The Pine discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (we) need to know that information in order to process it on View From The Pine’s behalf or to provide services available at View From The Pine’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 View From The Pine’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. View From The Pine 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, View From The Pine discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when View From The Pine believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of View From The Pine, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an View From The Pine website and have supplied your email address, View From The Pine 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 View From The Pine 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. View From The Pine 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. View From The Pine uses cookies to help View From The Pine identify and track visitors, their usage of View From The Pine website, and their website access preferences. View From The Pine visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using View From The Pine’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of View From The Pine’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If View From The Pine, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that View From The Pine 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 View From The Pine 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 View From The Pine and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Comments

Comments and other content submitted to Disqus 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, View From The Pine may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in View From The Pine’s sole discretion. View From The Pine 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.

Other Questions

If you have questions about any of the things listed here, please don’t hesitate to contact us.