Privacy

Information Automatically Logged

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

StLouie.com may also collect potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. StLouie.com does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to StLouie.com’s websites choose to interact with StLouie.com in ways that require StLouie.com to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that StLouie.com gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a blog at StLouie.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with StLouie.com are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, StLouie.com collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with StLouie.com. StLouie.com 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

StLouie.com may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. StLouie.com may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, StLouie.com does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

StLouie.com 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 StLouie.com’s behalf or to provide services available at StLouie.com’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. StLouie.com will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. StLouie.com takes 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. StLouie.com may use cookies to help StLouie.com identify and track visitors, their usage of StLouie.com website, and their website access preferences. StLouie.com visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using StLouie.com’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of StLouie.com’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, StLouie.com may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in StLouie.com’s sole discretion. StLouie.com encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

StLouie.com uses Google adsense.  Please be aware of Google’s advertising policies:

  • Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on your site.
  • Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and other sites on the Internet.
  • Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here to learn more about “interest based advertising” and Google’s use of it.

Special Thanks:

Thanks to Automattic (makers of WordPress) for making the wording of their privacy policy available to others for use.