Like most website operators, FameThemes 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. FameThemes’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how FameThemes’s visitors use its website. From time to time, FameThemes may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
FameThemes also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on WordPress.com blogs. FameThemes 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 FameThemes’s websites choose to interact with FameThemes in ways that require FameThemes to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that FameThemes 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 FameThemes – 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, FameThemes collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with FameThemes. FameThemes 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.
FameThemes may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, FameThemes may monitor the most popular blogs on the WordPress.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. FameThemes may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, FameThemes does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
FameThemes 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 FameThemes’s behalf or to provide services available at FameThemes’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 FameThemes’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. FameThemes 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, FameThemes discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when FameThemes believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of FameThemes, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an FameThemes website and have supplied your email address, FameThemes 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 FameThemes 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. FameThemes takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
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If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
If FameThemes, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that FameThemes 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 FameThemes may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.