Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Whispers of the Wild 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. Whispers of the Wilds purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Whispers of the Wild’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Whispers of the Wild may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Whispers of the Wild also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on WordPress.com blogs. Whispers of the Wild 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 and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Whispers of the Wild’s websites choose to interact with Whispers of the Wild in ways that require Whispers of the Wild to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Whispers of the Wild gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. In each case, Whispers of the Wild collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Whispers of the Wild. Whispers of the Wild 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.

Aggregated Statistics

Whispers of the Wild may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Whispers of the Wild may monitor the most popular blogs on the WordPress.com site. Whispers of the Wild may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Whispers of the Wild does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Whispers of the Wild 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 Whispers of the Wild’s behalf or to provide services available at Whispers of the Wild’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 Whispers of the Wild’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Whispers of the Wild 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, Whispers of the Wild discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Whispers of the Wild believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Whispers of the Wild, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Whispers of the Wild website and have supplied your email address, Whispers of the Wild 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 Whispers of the Wild 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. Whispers of the Wild takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Whispers of the Wild uses cookies to help Whispers of the Wild identify and track visitors, their usage of Whispers of the Wild website, and their website access preferences. Whispers of the Wild visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Whispers of the Wild’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Whispers of the Wild’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Whispers of the Wild, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Whispers of the Wild 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 Whispers of the Wild may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Whispers of the Wild and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Whispers of the Wild may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Whispers of the Wild’s sole discretion. Whispers of the Wild encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a WordPress.com account, you should also check your blog’s dashboard for alerts to these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.