Privacy Policy

We value your privacy. Infotastical follows the following principles to ensure that you are protected, and that your privacy is respected:

  • We don’t ask for your personal information unless we absolutely need it.
  • We will never share your personal information with anybody except when requested by law, to develop our site, or to protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless it is crucial to the operation and handling of our site.

Visitors

Like most website operators, Infotastical 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. Infotastical’s 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 also collect potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. We only disclose logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that we use and disclose 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 our site choose to interact with our site in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that we gather depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a name and email address. Those who wish to receive our updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, we collect such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Infotastical. Infotastical 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

Infotastical may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, we may monitor our most popular pages on site through analytics suites to better understand our readers, or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Infotastical may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, we do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Infotastical 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 Infotastical’s behalf or to provide services available at Infotastical’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 Infotastical’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Infotastical promises not to rent or sell any potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Infotastical discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Infotastical truly believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Infotastical, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Infotastical website and have supplied your email address, Infotastical 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 Infotastical and our content. Infotastical 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. We use cookies to help us identify and track visitors, their usage of our website, and their website access preferences. This is to ensure we are consistently serving our visitors with the best and most appropriate content; it also enables us to constantly enhance our content for others. Visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before accessing Infotastical, with the drawback that certain features may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Ads

Infotastical is funded by its creators, and this allows us to be committed to an ad-free experience. We want you to enjoy our content as much as possible. We hate ads as much as you do! This is why we vow to keep our site completely ad-free. Rest assured that you will not be served cookies or be engaged in tracking from ad companies or networks.

Comments

Comments and other content submitted to 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

As with all websites and blogs, changes do happen! Although most changes are likely to be minor, we may change our Privacy Policy from time to time, and in our sole discretion. Infotastical 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.