Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to me. At Grounded At Home, I have a few fundamental principles that I follow:

  • I don’t ask you for personal information unless I truly need it. (I can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • I don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • I don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the ongoing operation of our site.

It is Grounded At Home’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information I may collect while operating my website.

Website Visitors

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

Grounded At Home also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on my blog. Grounded At Home 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 Grounded At Home choose to interact with Grounded At Home in ways that require Grounded At Home to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Grounded At Home 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 updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, Grounded At Home collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Grounded At Home. Grounded At Home 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

Grounded At Home may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Grounded At Home may use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Grounded At Home may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Grounded At Home does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Grounded At Home 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 Grounded At Home’s behalf or to provide services available at Grounded At Home, 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 Grounded At Home, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Grounded At Home 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, Grounded At Home discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Grounded At Home believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Grounded At Home, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of Grounded At Home and have supplied your email address, Grounded At Home 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 Grounded At Home. I primarily use the blog to communicate this type of information, so I expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), I reserve the right to publish it in order to help clarify or respond to your request or to help support other users. Grounded At Home 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. Grounded At Home uses cookies to help Grounded At Home identify and track visitors, their usage of the Grounded At Home website, and their website access preferences. Grounded at Home visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Grounded At Home websites, with the drawback that certain features of Grounded At Home may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Grounded At Home, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Grounded At Home 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 Grounded At Home 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 Grounded At Home and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Comments

Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on my server unless they were marked as false positives, in which case I 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, Grounded At Home may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Grounded At Home’s sole discretion. Grounded At Home 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.