Your privacy is very important to us. At A Biotechie’s Life there are a few fundamental principles that we follow:
We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law or protect our rights.
We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.
Like most website operators, A Biotechie’s Life 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. A Biotechie’s Life’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use this website. From time to time, A Biotechie’s Life may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
A Biotechie’s Life also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blog. A Biotechie’s Life 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 A Biotechie’s Life’s websites choose to interact with the site in ways that require A Biotechie’s Life to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that is gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address where applicable. Those who wish to receive updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, A Biotechie’s Life collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with A Biotechie’s Life. A Biotechie’s Life 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.
A Biotechie’s Life may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. For instance, A Biotechie’s Life may monitor the most popular pages or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. A Biotechie’s Life may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, A Biotechie’s Life does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
A Biotechie’s Life discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on A Biotechie’s Life’s behalf or to provide services available at A Biotechie’s Life’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those affiliated organizations (e.g.Wordpress) may be located outside of your home country; by using A Biotechie’s Life’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. A Biotechie’s Life will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its affiliated organizations, as described above, A Biotechie’s Life discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when A Biotechie’s Life believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of A Biotechie’s Life, third parties or the public at large. A Biotechie’s Life takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
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.