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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy
Your privacy is very important to us. At georgesmaple.com we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

  • We will not ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (we can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender, income level or anything else that does not pertain to the content of the site for no apparent reason.)
  • We will not 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 the servers unless required for the on-going operation of the site.
    It is georgesmaple.com’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating the website.

Website Visitors
Like most website operators, georgesmaple.com 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. georgesmaple.com purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how georgesmaple.com visitors use its website. From time to time, georgesmaple.com may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website. georgesmaple.com also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for users leaving comments on the site.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to georgesmaple.com website choose to interact with georgesmaple.com in ways that require georgesmaple.com to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that georgesmaple.com gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who use the contact form to provide a username and email address, then that information is sent to us via email. We only retain that information—including your email address—for as long as necessary to address your purpose in contacting us.
Email addresses provided in contact forms are not ever used by georgesmaple.com for any purpose other than to reply to you in regards to your reason for contacting us. We never sell information from contact forms to any third parties for any purpose. 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
georgesmaple.com may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, georgesmaple.com may use the Akismet service to help identify spam. georgesmaple.com may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, georgesmaple.com does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
georgesmaple.com 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 georgesmaple.com’s behalf or to provide services available at georgesmaple.com 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 georgesmaple.com’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. georgesmaple.com 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, georgesmaple.com discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when georgesmaple.com believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of georgesmaple.com, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of georgesmaple.com website and have supplied your email address, georgesmaple.com 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 georgesmaple.com 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. georgesmaple.com takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

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. georgesmaple.com uses cookies to help georgesmaple.com identify and track visitors, their usage of georgesmaple.com website, and their website access preferences. georgesmaple.com visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using georgesmaple.com website, with the drawback that certain features of georgesmaple.com websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

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

Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Privacy Policy Changes
Although most changes are likely to be minor, georgesmaple.com may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in georgesmaple.com’s sole discretion. georgesmaple.com 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.

Our contact information
For questions regarding your data and how we use it, you can reach us at phil@georgesmaple.com. You can also email us here if you would like an extract of all of your personal information stored on our website or to request that we delete all of your information stored on our website.