Your privacy is critically important to us. At Evergreen Design Studio 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.
It is Evergreen Design Studio’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Evergreen Design Studio 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. Evergreen Design Studio’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Evergreen Design Studio’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Evergreen Design Studio may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Evergreen Design Studio also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on blogs. Evergreen Design Studio 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 Evergreen Design Studio’s websites choose to interact with Evergreen Design Studio in ways that require Evergreen Design Studio to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Evergreen Design Studio gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a newsletter to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Evergreen Design Studio are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Evergreen Design Studio collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Evergreen Design Studio. Evergreen Design Studio 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.
Evergreen Design Studio may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Evergreen Design Studio may monitor the most popular posts or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Evergreen Design Studio may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Evergreen Design Studio does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Evergreen Design Studio 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 Evergreen Design Studio’s behalf or to provide services available at Evergreen Design Studio’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 Evergreen Design Studio’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Evergreen Design Studio 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, Evergreen Design Studio discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Evergreen Design Studio believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Evergreen Design Studio, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of the Evergreen Design Studio website and have supplied your email address, Evergreen Design Studio 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 Evergreen Design Studio 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. Evergreen Design Studio takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Evergreen Design Studio, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Evergreen Design Studio 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 acquiror of Evergreen Design Studio may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Contact us if you have questions about accessing or correcting your personal data.