Privacy

Privacy Policy:

Simon’s Musings (“Simon’s Musings”) operates www.simonsmusings.com. It is our policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating this website.

Website Visitors

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

We may also collect potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on www.simonsmusings.com blogs/sites. We only disclose logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Simon’s Musings’ website choose to interact with it in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Simon’s Musings gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we may ask visitors who sign up at www.simonsmusings.com to provide a username and email address. In each case, Simon’s Musings collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Simon’s Musings. Simon’s Musings 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

Simon’s Musings may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Simon’s Musings may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Simon’s Musings does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Simon’s Musings discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Simon’s Musings’ behalf or to provide services available at Simon’s Musings’ websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Simon’s Musings’ websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Simon’s Musings will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its affiliated organizations, as described above, Simon’s Musings discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Simon’s Musings believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Simon’s Musings, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Simon’s Musings website and have supplied your email address, Simon’s Musings 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 Simon’s Musings. If you send us a request (for example via 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. Simon’s Musings 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. Simon’s Musings uses cookies to help us identify and track visitors, their usage of our website, and their website access preferences. Simon’s Musings visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using the website, with the drawback that certain features of the website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

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 Simon’s Musings and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Simon’s Musings may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Simon’s Musings’ sole discretion. Simon’s Musings encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a www.simonsmusings.com account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.