Your privacy is critically important to us:
- 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 one of our services.
Like most web site operators, COVERT NINE 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. COVERT NINE’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how COVERT NINE’s visitors use its web site. From time to time, COVERT NINE may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its web site.
COVERT NINE also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on the sites we provide Services for. COVERT NINE 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 commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the site where the comment was left.
Gathering Personally Identifiable Information
Certain visitors to COVERT NINE’s web sites choose to interact with COVERT NINE in ways that require COVERT NINE to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that COVERT NINE gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a site at COVERT NINE.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with COVERT NINE – by purchasing hosting service, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, COVERT NINE collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with COVERT NINE. COVERT NINE does not disclose personally-identifying information except to effectively deliver its services (for example, disclosing payment information to a third party payment processor to process credit card payments ) or 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 web site-related activities. Please note that the privacy of any personally identifying information disclosed to any third party pursuant to these terms may be subject to such third party’s privacy policies. If you have any questions about any disclosures of personally identifiable information which may be connected to your account, please contact COVERT NINE directly.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
COVERT NINE 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 COVERT NINE’s behalf or to provide services available at COVERT NINE’s web sites, 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 COVERT NINE’s web sites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. COVERT NINE 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, COVERT NINE discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when COVERT NINE believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of COVERT NINE, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an COVERT NINE web site and have supplied your email address, COVERT NINE 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 COVERT NINE 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 COVERT NINE, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that COVERT NINE 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 COVERT NINE may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Comments and other content submitted to our Services 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 Services to avoid future false positives.