Your privacy is critically important to me. I have a few fundamental principles:
- I don’t ask you for personal information unless I truly need it. (I can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.
- I don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop my products, or protect my rights.
- I don’t store personal information on my servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of my services.
Maurice Phillips operates several websites including mauricephillips.me, and mauricere.com. It is Maurice Phillips’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information I may collect while operating my websites.
Like most website operators, Maurice Phillips 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. Maurice Phillips’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Maurice Phillips’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Maurice Phillips may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website. Maurice Phillips also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments. Maurice Phillips 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 the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Maurice Phillips’s websites choose to interact with Maurice Phillips in ways that require Maurice Phillips to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Maurice Phillips gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. In each case, Maurice Phillips collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Maurice Phillips. Maurice Phillips 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.
Maurice Phillips may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Maurice Phillips may monitor the most popular posts or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Maurice Phillips may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Maurice Phillips does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
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Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Maurice Phillips 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 Maurice Phillips’s behalf or to provide services available at Maurice Phillips’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 Maurice Phillips’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Maurice Phillips 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, Maurice Phillips discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Maurice Phillips believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Maurice Phillips, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Maurice Phillips website and have supplied your email address, Maurice Phillips 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 Maurice Phillips and my products. I primarily use my various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so I expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send me a request (for example via a support email or via one of my feedback mechanisms), I reserve the right to publish it in order to help me clarify or respond to your request or to help me support other users. Maurice Phillips takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Maurice Phillips, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Maurice Phillips 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 Maurice Phillips may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
- 9 August 2016: Policy posted.
- 25 June 2020: Updated Formatting.