Last Updated: September 2, 2014
This privacy statement outlines our practices with respect to information that you submit through our website, the use of which is subject to our terms and conditions. Because this privacy statement contains legal obligations you should read it carefully.
What We Collect
Private.me is committed to protecting your privacy and security. The only personally identifiable information (PII) we collect from you is the e-mail address that you provide when you register with Private.me. Although you do not need to register with Private.me to conduct searches, you do need to register to use our privacy dashboard.
In addition to the information that we collect about you when you register, we may also collect information when you use our website through cookies, log files, web beacons and other technology. The information collected by these means may include your anonymized IP address (e.g. 192.168.100.xxx), domain, browser type and language, referring website addresses, the date and time of your visit, and page view data. We collect this information to get a better understanding of how our website is used and to improve users’ experience of the website. This information is kept by us on an aggregate basis and is not linked to your electronic mail address or other information identifying you. We do not disclose this information to third parties or permit third parties to access this information, except on an aggregate basis to provide services such as website analytics.
Third-Party and Off-Site Tracking
Private.me does not permit third parties to collect information from our users. We do not allow third parties to set and access cookies on your computer through our site. We also do not track you over time and across third party websites to provide targeted advertising. Because we provide users with control of metadata collection through our privacy dashboard, we do not respond to “Do Not Track” signals.
Unless authorized by you, we will not share any information that you provide us with third parties except to allow such parties to assist or facilitate in the services we provide to you, enforce an agreement, or protect our rights. We may also share information with a parent, affiliated, or successor entity. As previously stated, we may also provide information relating to your use of the website on an aggregate basis to third parties to provide services, such as site analytics.
Subpoenas and Other Demands for Information
We are committed to protecting your privacy, but are also required to comply with the law and respond to lawful requests or legal processes, including subpoenas, warrants, and civil discovery demands from private parties and the government. In responding to these demands, we will make efforts consistent with the law to protect the privacy of your information.
In order to ensure your privacy and security, Private.me has put in place privacy and security technologies and procedures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. For example, we separate and disperse user data into fragments through a network of servers managed by not-for-profit entities whose mission is to ensure the security and privacy of your data. You should be aware, however, that no transmission or storage of information is guaranteed to be completely secure. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise data security.
We reserve the right to amend or modify this Privacy Statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you on our home page, on this page, by email, or by other forms of notice. Archived copies of past statements will be pasted below when modifications are made to this policy.
Third Party Websites
We are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by or the contents of third-party websites or applications (including widgets) that are linked to or from our website. Links to other websites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our website.
Questions About This Privacy Statement
If you have questions regarding this statement, you should contact us by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.