Like most website operators, The Fools Network 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. The Fools Network’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how The Fools Network’s visitors use its website. From time to time, The Fools Network may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
The Fools Network also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. The Fools Network does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to The Fools Network’s websites choose to interact with The Fools Network in ways that require The Fools Network to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that The Fools Network gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an eNewsletter at AndroidFools.com to provide a name and email address. Those who engage in transactions with The Fools Network – by purchasing an item or 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, The Fools Network collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with The Fools Network. The Fools Network 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.
The Fools Network may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, The Fools Network may monitor the most popular blogs on the AndroidFools.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. The Fools Network may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, The Fools Network does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
The Fools Network 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 The Fools Network’s behalf or to provide services available at The Fools Network’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 The Fools Network’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The Fools Network 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, The Fools Network discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when The Fools Network believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The Fools Network, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of one of The Fools Network website and have supplied your email address, The Fools Network 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 The Fools Network 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. The Fools Network takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
How you can contact us about Privacy questions:
If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy, you should contact us via email privacy@Androidfools.com or by writing to us directly at The Fools Network, Attn: Privacy Department, 130 S Main St., Winter Garden Florida, 34787