Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us. At Putty&Paint 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

Putty&Paint operates puttyandpaint.com. It is Putty&Paint’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

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

Putty&Paint also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users. Putty&Paint 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 puttyandpaint.com choose to interact with Putty&Paint in ways that require Putty&Paint to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Putty&Paint gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an account at puttyandpaint.com to provide a username and email address. Putty&Paint collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Putty&Paint. Putty&Paint 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

Putty&Paint may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Putty&Paint may monitor the most popular projects on the puttyandpaint.com site. Putty&Paint may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Putty&Paint does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

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

Business Transfers

If Putty&Paint, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Putty&Paint 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 Putty&Paint may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Putty&Paint may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Putty&Paint’s sole discretion. Putty&Paint encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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