Privacy policy

Your privacy is critically important to us. At SensingClues we have a few fundamental principles:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.

If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please let us know at info@sensingclues.com. We try to respond to your request within 48 hours.

It is SensingClues’ policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.

Website Visitors

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

SensingClues also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on SensingClues.com blogs. SensingClues 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 SensingClues’ websites choose to interact with SensingClues in ways that require SensingClues to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that SensingClues gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a blog at SensingClues.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with SensingClues – 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, SensingClues collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with SensingClues. SensingClues 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

SensingClues may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, SensingClues may monitor the most popular blogs on the WordPress.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. SensingClues may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, SensingClues does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

SensingClues 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 SensingClues’ behalf or to provide services available at SensingClues’ 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 SensingClues’ websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. SensingClues 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, SensingClues discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when SensingClues believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of SensingClues, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an SensingClues website and have supplied your email address, SensingClues may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features or services, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with SensingClues 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. SensingClues 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. SensingClues uses cookies to help SensingClues identify and track visitors, their usage of SensingClues website, and their website access preferences. SensingClues visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using SensingClues’ websites, with the drawback that certain features of SensingClues’ websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If SensingClues, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that SensingClues 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 SensingClues may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

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 SensingClues and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Comments

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.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, SensingClues may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in SensingClues’ sole discretion. SensingClues encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a WordPress.com account, you should also check your blog’s dashboard for alerts to these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Courtesy

SensingClues is grateful for the standard privacy policy texts provided by Automattic.

Change log

April 29, 2015: Initial full text.