- 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 our site.
Your privacy is very important to us. At Archives of the Afflicted we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:
Like most website operators, Archives of the Afflicted 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. Archives of the Afflicted’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how our visitors use its website. From time to time, Archives of the Afflicted may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Archives of the Afflicted also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. Archives of the Afflicted 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 Archives of the Afflicted’s websites choose to interact with Archives of the Afflicted in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Archives of the Afflicted 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. Those who wish to receive WordPress updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, Archives of the Afflicted collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Archives of the Afflicted. Archives of the Afflicted 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.
Archives of the Afflicted may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Archives of the Afflicted may monitor the most popular pages on the wordpress.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Archives of the Afflicted may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Archives of the Afflicted does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Archives of the Afflicted 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 Archives of the Afflicted’s behalf or to provide services available at Archives of the Afflicted’s 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 Archives of the Afflicted’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Archives of the Afflicted 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, Archives of the Afflicted discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Archives of the Afflicted believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Archives of the Afflicted, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Archives of the Afflicted website and have supplied your email address, Archives of the Afflicted 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 Archives of the Afflicted 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. Archives of the Afflicted takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Archives of the Afflicted, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Archives of the Afflicted 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 Archives of the Afflicted 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.
When I link to books, movies, products or services in this blog, please note that these may be affiliate links. What does that mean? Well, If you click on any of those affiliate links and make a purchase within a certain time frame, I’ll earn a small commission. The commission is paid by the retailers, at no cost to you!
For example: If I link to a book (or movie), and you click on that link and complete at purchase within a period of time, I may receive a commission of around 1-5% of your order. The payment actually comes from the retailer (often Amazon), not you.
I don’t believe in spamming, so I carefully select and link to items that I have purchase or would purchase. Money earned through this process keeps The Archives of the Afflicted going and allows me to spend time sourcing cool Horror items to share with you here.
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