Like most website operators, Handle with Care Clan (“HwC Clan”) 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. HwC Clan’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how HwC Clan’s visitors use its website. From time to time, HwC Clan may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
HwC Clan also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. HwC Clan 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 HwC Clan’s websites choose to interact with HwC Clan in ways that require HwC Clan to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that HwC Clan gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who use our forums to provide a username and email address. In each case, HwC Clan collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with HwC Clan. HwC Clan 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.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
HwC Clan 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 HwC Clan’s behalf or to provide services available at HwC Clan’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 HwC Clan’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. HwC Clan 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, HwC Clan discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when HwC Clan believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of HwC Clan, third parties, or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a HwC Clan website and have supplied your email address, HwC Clan 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 HwC Clan and our products. We primarily use our blog 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. HwC Clan takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
[Based on the privacy statement of http://wordpress.org/about/privacy/]