Your privacy is critically important to us. At Keyword Content we have a few fundamental principles:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (Since 2001, we haven’t asked.)
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
Keyword Content (“Keyword Content”) operates through several websites including Keyword Content.com, wordpress.com, gravatar.com, and Google Adsense. It is Keyword Content’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Keyword Content 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. Keyword Content’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Keyword Content’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Keyword Content may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Keyword Content also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on WordPress.com blogs. Keyword Content 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 and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Keyword Content’s websites choose to interact with Keyword Content in ways that require Keyword Content to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Keyword Content gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a blog at WordPress.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Keyword Content – by purchasing access to the Akismet comment spam prevention service, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Keyword Content collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Keyword Content. Keyword Content 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.
Keyword Content may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Keyword Content may monitor the most popular blogs on the WordPress.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Keyword Content may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Keyword Content does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Keyword Content 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 Keyword Content’s behalf or to provide services available at Keyword Content’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 Keyword Content’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Keyword Content 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, Keyword Content discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Keyword Content believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Keyword Content, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Keyword Content website and have supplied your email address, Keyword Content 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 Keyword Content 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. Keyword Content takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Keyword Content, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Keyword Content 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 Keyword Content may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
We participate in Google Adsense and make notice of the following:
- Google’s use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
- Users may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting Ads Settings.
Comments and other content submitted to our 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.