Like most website operators, Pozzle 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. Pozzle’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Pozzle's visitors use its website. From time to time, Pozzle may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Pozzle also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving messages on Pozzle.com groups. Pozzle only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Pozzle's websites choose to interact with Pozzle in ways that require Pozzle to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Pozzle gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a group at Pozzle.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Pozzle are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Pozzle collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Pozzle. Pozzle 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.
Pozzle may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Pozzle may monitor the most popular groups on the Pozzle.com site. Pozzle may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Pozzle does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Pozzle 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 Pozzle's behalf or to provide services available at Pozzle'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 Pozzle's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Pozzle 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, Pozzle discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena or court order, or when Pozzle believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Pozzle, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of the Pozzle website and have supplied your email address, Pozzle 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 Pozzle 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. Pozzle takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Last updated: February 21, 2011