Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to me (I even did a ToK presentation on it!). At Daring To Jess, 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 my products, or protect my rights.
  • I don’t store personal information on my servers unless required for the on-going operation of my site.

Daring To Jess (‘I’, ‘my’) operates the website daringtojess.wordpress.com. It is Daring To Jess’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information I may collect while operating my website.

Website Visitors

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

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

Daring To Jess may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its website. For instance, Daring To Jess may monitor the most popular pages on the daringtojess.wordpress.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Daring To Jess may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Daring To Jess does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Daring To Jess 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 behalf of Daring To Jess or to provide services available at daringtojess.wordpress.com, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organisations may be located outside of your home country; by using daringtojess.wordpress.com, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Daring To Jess 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, Daring To Jess discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Daring To Jess believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Daring To Jess, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Daring To Jess website and have supplied your email address, Daring To Jess 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 Daring To Jess. I primarily use my various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so I expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send me a request (for example via a support email or via one of my feedback mechanisms), I reserve the right to publish it in order to help me clarify or respond to your request or to help me support other users. Daring To Jess takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorised 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. Daring To Jess uses cookies to help Daring To Jess identify and track visitors, their usage of Daring To Jess website, and their website access preferences. Daring To Jess visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Daring To Jess’s website, with the drawback that certain features of Daring To Jess’s website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Daring To Jess, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Daring To Jess goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that are transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that any acquirer of Daring To Jess may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on my website may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognise 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 Daring To Jess and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers. Third parties may serve content and advertisements, collect information directly from visitors, and place or recognise cookies on visitors’ browsers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Daring To Jess may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Daring To Jess’s sole discretion. Daring To Jess 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.