Your privacy is very important to us. At My 5 Associates we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:
- 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.
Like most website operators, My 5 Associates 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. My 5 Associates’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how My 5 Associates’ visitors use its website. From time to time, My 5 Associates may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
My 5 Associates also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. My 5 Associates 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 My 5 Associates website choose to interact with My 5 Associates in ways that require My 5 Associates to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that My 5 Associates 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 My 5 Associates Newsletter updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, My 5 Associates collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with My 5 Associates. My 5 Associates 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.
My 5 Associates may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, My 5 Associates may monitor the most popular pages on this website or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. My 5 Associates may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, My 5 Associates does not disclose personally-identifying information.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
If you are a registered user of an My 5 Associates website and have supplied your email address, My 5 Associates 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 My 5 Associates and our products. We primarily use our various 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. My 5 Associates 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.