Your privacy is very important to us. On our site we have 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, develop our products, 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, The Brooks Family 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. The Brooks Family’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use its website.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to The Brooks Family’s website choose to interact with The Brooks Family in ways that require The Brooks Family to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that The Brooks Family gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, those who wish to receive The Brooks Family updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, The Brooks Family collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with The Brooks Family. The Brooks Family 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.
The Brooks Family may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, The Brooks Family may monitor the most popular pages on the rollingbrooks.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. The Brooks Family may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, The Brooks Family does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
The Brooks Family 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 The Brooks Family’s behalf or to provide services available at The Brooks Family’s website, 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 The Brooks Family’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The Brooks Family 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, The Brooks Family discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when The Brooks Family believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The Brooks Family, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Brooks Family website and have supplied your email address, The Brooks Family 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 The Brooks Family 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. The Brooks Family 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.