Smashing Boxes Privacy Policy

The Smashing Boxes privacy policy is based on the WordPress.org privacy policy.

Website Visitors

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

Smashing Boxes also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Smashing Boxes does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Smashing Boxes’ websites choose to interact with Smashing Boxes in ways that require Smashing Boxes to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Smashing Boxes gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for our newsletters and e-books to provide a contact name and email address. In each case, Smashing Boxes collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Smashing Boxes. Smashing Boxes 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

Smashing Boxes may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. However, Smashing Boxes does not disclose personally-identifying information.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Smashing Boxes 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 Smashing Boxes’ behalf or to provide services available at Smashing Boxes’ website 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 Smashing Boxes’ website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Smashing Boxes 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, Smashing Boxes discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Smashing Boxes believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Smashing Boxes, third parties, or the public at large.

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. Smashing Boxes uses cookies to help Smashing Boxes identify and track visitors, their usage of Smashing Boxes website and their website access preferences. Smashing Boxes visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Smashing Boxes’ website, with the drawback that certain features of Smashing Boxes’ website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Smashing Boxes may change its Privacy Policy from time to time and in Smashing Boxes’ sole discretion. Smashing Boxes 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.

 

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