Brian Collins operates www.mommybids.com and may operate other websites. It is Brian Collins policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Brian Collins 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. Brian Collins’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Brian Collins visitors use its website. From time to time,Brian Collins may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Brian Collins also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on www.mommybids.com blogs/sites. Brian Collins 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 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 Brian Collins’s websites choose to interact with Brian Collins in ways that require Brian Collins to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Brian Collins gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at www.mommybids.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Brian Collins are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Brian Collins collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Brian Collins. Brian Collins 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.
Brian Collins may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. Brian Collins may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Brian Collins does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Brian Collins 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 Brian Collins behalf or to provide services available at Brian Collins 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 Brian Collins websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Brian Collins 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, Brian Collins discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Brian Collins believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Brian Collins, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Brian Collins website and have supplied your email address Brian Collins 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 our products. 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. Brian Collins takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.