Like all commercial websites, Plumb Bob Blog needs to know who its audience is for advertising and administrative purposes. At the same time, we understand that our users value their privacy. This policy is designed to balance your right to be left alone with our desire for certain basic data about your computer system.
If you don’t comment, the information we collect will be limited to your general Internet settings or “log file.” Log files typically include your operating system, your ISP and IP address, the type of browser you’re using, the resolution of your monitor, and the pages on our site that you clicked through while visiting.
Comments and E-mails
Plumb Bob Blog will not record your e-mail address unless (a) you post comments on our site, or (b) you send us e-mail.
Plumb Bob Blog retains most of the messages it receives, so your address likely will remain on record in our e-mail archives. These archives may be stored on servers owned and operated by third parties such as Google Inc.
Plumb Bob Blog generally will not disclose information we have collected from your log file except to our contractors and in the aggregate, as part of demographic analyses to help advertisers or other third parties better understand our audience (e.g., “70% of our users use Internet Explorer”). However, we may disclose information about your individual log file or, if you’ve commented or sent us email, your e-mail address in the following two extraordinary circumstances: (a) if we believe in good faith that we are required to do so by law, or to comply with a court order or judicial proceeding; or (b) if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to defend the legal rights and interests of Plumb Bob Blog, or its owners or individual contributors; or (c) if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to protect the site’s infrastructure (for example, to investigate denial of service attacks.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, if you send us an e-mail message, Plumb Bob Blog will assume that you consent to your message – including your e-mail address – being reprinted in full on our website should we deem it worthy of publication. If you do not consent to your e-mail being made public, please say so in your message.
Notwithstanding any of the foregoing provisions, Plumb Bob Blog reserves the right to collect, disclose, and publicize personal information about anyone who sends a threatening communication, in any format or by any medium, to Plumb Bob Blog, or any of its owners, officers, directors, employees, independent contractors, affiliates, or agents. Plumb Bob Blog will not honor requests for privacy attached to such communications.
Plumb Bob Blog reserves the right to transfer or assign the data collected from our users in the event of a merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the event of bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, Plumb Bob Blog may not be able to control how our user data is disposed of.