Like most website operators, we 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. Concept to Licensing LLC’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Concept to Licensing LLC’s visitors use our website. From time to time, Concept to Licensing LLC may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Concept to Licensing LLC also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on WordPress.com blogs. Concept to Licensing LLC 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 the Concept to Licensing LLC’s websites choose to interact with Colle Davis and Phyllis Davis and Concept to Licensing LLC in ways that require Concept to Licensing LLC to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that PFAS LLC gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a blog, member site and newsletter at WordPress.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Concept to Licensing LLC by purchasing access to the Akismet comment spam prevention service, for example, are asked to provide additional information, furthermore, information is necessary for the sale of Concept to Licensing LLC and it is necessary to gather personal and financial information required to process sales transactions. In each case, Concept to Licensing LLC collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Concept to Licensing LLC. Concept to Licensing LLC 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.
Concept to Licensing LLC may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Concept to Licensing LLC may monitor the most popular blogs on the WordPress.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Concept to Licensing LLC may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Concept to Licensing LLC does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Concept to Licensing LLC 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 Concept to Licensing LLC’s behalf or to provide services available at Concept to Licensing LLC’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 Concept to Licensing LLC websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Concept to Licensing LLCC 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, Concept to Licensing LLC discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Concept to Licensing LLC believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Concept to Licensing LLC, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Concept to Licensing LLC website and have supplied your email address, Concept to Licensing LLC 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 Concept to Licensing LLC 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. Concept to Licensing LLC 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 our 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.
Colle Davis, Managing Partner, Concept to Licensing LLC
Phyllis Davis, Partner, Concept to Licensing LLC