Like most website operators, Sormena 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, as well as the date and time of each visitor request. Sormena’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Sormena’s visitors use this website. From time to time, Sormena may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on usage trends.
Sormena also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on sormena.org. Sormena 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 and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of Sormena.
Gathering of Personal Identifying Information
Certain visitors to sormena.org choose to interact with Sormena in ways that require Sormena to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Sormena gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Sormena – by purchasing a membership plan for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Sormena collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Sormena. Sormena does not disclose personally identifying information other than as described in other sections of this policy. Visitors can refuse to supply personally identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website activities where said information is required.
Sormena is concerned about the safety and privacy of children online. Because of this, Sormena makes all efforts to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and all other laws protecting the privacy of children online. COPPA and its accompanying FTC regulations establish United States federal law that protects the privacy of children using the Internet. Sormena does not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13 and our website is directed to people who are at least 13 years of age or older.
Sormena may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Sormena may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Sormena does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described in other sections of this policy.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Sormena discloses potentially personal-identifying and personal-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 Sormena’s behalf or to provide services available at sormena.org, 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 sormena.org, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Sormena will not rent or sell potentially personal-identifying and personal-identifying information to anyone.
Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Sormena discloses potentially personal-identifying and personal-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order, or other governmental request; or when Sormena believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Sormena, third parties, or the public at large. If you are a registered user of sormena.org and have supplied your email address, Sormena 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. We primarily use sormena.org to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this 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. Sormena takes all reasonable measures possible to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personal-identifying and personal-identifying information. After supplying your email address to Sormena, you may opt-out of receiving future emails at any time.
If Sormena, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the event that Sormena 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 Sormena may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.