Your privacy is very important to me. At Tombstone Silver, I have a few fundamental principles that I follow:
- I don’t ask you for personal information unless I truly need it. (I can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
- I don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop new products, or protect my rights.
- I don’t store personal information on my server unless required for the on-going operation of our site.
- It is my policy to respect your privacy regarding any information that I may collect while you visit this website.
Like most website operators, Tombstone Silver 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 purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use this website. From time to time, I may release non-personally identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of this website.
I also collect potentially personally identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on my blog. I only disclose logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that I use and disclose personally identifying information as described below.
Gathering of Personally Identifying Information
Certain visitors to my website choose to interact with me in ways that require me to gather personally identifying information. The amount and type of information that I gather depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, I ask visitors who leave a comment on the blog to provide a username and email address. If visitors wish to receive updates via email, then I collect email addresses. In each case, I collect such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with my website. I do not disclose personally identifying information other than as described below. Of course, visitors can always refuse to supply personally identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
I may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to this website. For instance, I may use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. I may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, I do not disclose personally identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally Identifying Information
I disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on my behalf or to provide services available at my website, and (ii) that have agreed to not disclose it to others. Some of those affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using my website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. I will not rent or sell potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information to anyone. Other than to affiliated organizations, as described above, I disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order, or other governmental request, or when I believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect my property or rights, that of third parties, or the public at large. If you are a registered user of this website and have supplied your email address, I 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 Tombstone Silver. I primarily use my blog to communicate this type of information, so I expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send me a request (for example via one of my feedback mechanisms), I reserve the right to publish it in order to help me clarify or respond to your request or to help me support other users. I take all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information.
If I choose to remove this website for any reason, I will destroy all stored information as much as possible. However, visitors must realize that websites like this are regularly archived by third parties and the data may be stored in a way that I cannot destroy.
Comments and other content submitted to an anti-spam service are not saved on my server unless they were marked as false positives, in which case I store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.