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

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • 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.
  • In our blogging products, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals:

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

Georgia Gibbs Design also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on WordPress.com blogs. Georgia Gibbs Design 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 are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Georgia Gibbs Design’s websites choose to interact with Georgia Gibbs Design in ways that require Georgia Gibbs Design to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Georgia Gibbs Design gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a blog at WordPress.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Georgia Gibbs Design – 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, Georgia Gibbs Design collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Georgia Gibbs Design. Georgia Gibbs Design 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
Georgia Gibbs Design may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Georgia Gibbs Design may monitor the most popular blogs on the WordPress.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Georgia Gibbs Design may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Georgia Gibbs Design does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

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

Business Transfers
If Georgia Gibbs Design, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Georgia Gibbs Design 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 Georgia Gibbs Design 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 Georgia Gibbs Design 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, Georgia Gibbs Design may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Georgia Gibbs Design’s sole discretion. Georgia Gibbs Design 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.

 

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(Note, this privacy policy was made available under a Creative Commons Sharealike license by Automattic, which means you’re more than welcome to steal it and repurpose it for your own use, just make sure to replace references to us with ones to you, and if you want we’d appreciate a link to Automatic.com somewhere on your site. We spent a lot of money and time on the below, and other people shouldn’t need to do the same.)