Privacy Policy

Preamble

This Privacy Policy explains the collection, use, and disclosure of “personal information” by www.SomethingBlue.xyz.

This Privacy Policy also explains our commitment to you with respect to our use and disclosure of non personal browsing and site usage data that www.SomethingBlue.xyz collects. That commitment is contained in a “Data Usage Policy,” below.

As used in this policy, “personal information” means information that would allow a party to identify you such as, for example, your name, address or location, telephone number, or email address.

By accessing or using any of the Services, you are accepting and agreeing to the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

Our Principles

www.SomethingBlue.xyz is committed to handling responsibly the information and data we collect about you through our Services, whether personal information or non personal browsing and site usage data. We have designed our Privacy Policy and our Data Usage Policy consistent with the following principles (the “Principles”):

  • Privacy policies and data collection and use policies should be human readable, comprehensive, and easy to locate;
  • Only the minimum amount of information reasonably necessary to provide you with services should be collected and maintained, and only for so long as reasonably needed or required;
  • Information you provide through our Services, or that we gather as a result of your use of our Services, should not be used for marketing or advertising purposes, nor should it be provided voluntarily (without your permission) to anyone else unless required; and
  • If www.somethingblue.xyz is required to provide a third party with your personal information (whether by subpoena or otherwise), then provided we have collected and retained an email address for you, www.somethingblue.xyz will use reasonable means to notify you promptly of that event, unless prohibited by law or CC is otherwise advised not to notify you on the advice of legal counsel.

Personal Information www.SomethingBlue.xyz Collects

We may collect personal information through our Services, including without limitation:

  • when you provide us with your personal information such as by sending an email to us;
  • when you provide personal information in connection with your participation in any of the comments forms we make available through our Services.

What www.SomethingBlue.xyz Does with Personal Information

Emails and Blog Comments. We use the personal information you provide to us when you send us emails in order to respond to your request – for example, to reply to your email or to send you communications about www.SomethingBlue.xyz.

Any other personal information that we may collect which is not described specifically in this Privacy Policy will only be collected and used in accordance with the Principles.

Disclosures of Personal Information

In general, it is not www.SomethingBlue.xyz’s practice to disclose personal information to third parties.

If Creative Commons is required to provide a third party with your personal information (whether by subpoena or otherwise), then provided we have collected and retained an email address for you, www.SomethingBlue.xyz will use reasonable means to notify you promptly of that event, unless prohibited by law or www.SomethingBlue.xyz is otherwise advised not to notify you on the advice of legal counsel.

Security of Personal Information Collected via the Services

www.SomethingBlue.xyz has implemented reasonable measures to protect against unauthorized access to and unlawful interception or processing of personal information that www.SomethingBlue.xyz stores and controls. However, no website can fully eliminate security risks. Third parties may circumvent our security measures to unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. We will post a reasonably prominent notice to the Websites if any such security breach occurs.

Data Usage Policy: Non Personal Browsing and Site Usage Information

Our Data Usage Policy covers how we maintain and use information about you that is collected by our Services.

Non Personal Browsing Information We Collect

When you use the Services, our servers (which may be hosted by a third party service provider) may collect information indirectly and automatically (through, for example, the use of your “IP address”) about your activities while visiting the Websites and information about the browser you are using.

No Linking

We do not intentionally link browsing information or information from our server logs to the personal information you submit to us. We use this information for internal purposes only, such as to help understand how the Services are being used, to improve our Services, and for systems administration purposes. CC may use a third party analytics provider to help us collect and analyze non personal browsing information through operation of our Services for those same purposes.

No Selling or Sharing

Except in the unique situations identified in this Privacy Policy, www.SomethingBlue.xyz does not sell or otherwise voluntarily provide the non personal browsing information we collect about you or your website usage to third parties.

No Retention

www.SomethingBlue.xyz discards non personal browsing information from our server logs once we have used the information for the limited purposes noted above, under “No Linking.”

Notice

If www.SomethingBlue.xyz is required to provide a third party with your non personal browsing information (whether by subpoena or otherwise), then www.SomethingBlue.xyz will use reasonable means to notify you promptly of that event, unless www.SomethingBlue.xyz is prohibited by law from doing so or is otherwise advised not to notify you on the advice of legal counsel.

Any other non-personal information that we collect which is not described specifically in this Privacy Policy will only be collected and used in accordance with the Principles.

Children

The Services are not directed at children under the age of 13. Consistent with the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personal information from anyone under the age of 13 without requiring parental consent. Our Terms of Use specifically prohibit anyone using our Services from submitting any personally identifiable information about persons under 13 years of age. Any person who provides their personal information to www.SomethingBlue.xyz through the Services represents that they are 13 years of age or older.

Third-Party Sites

The Services may include links to other websites. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party sites. This Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other websites.

Special Note to International Users

The Services are hosted in the United States. Please note that your personal data may be located on servers in the United States. By providing your personal data you consent to the use of your personal data for the uses identified above in accordance with the Privacy Policy.

Changes and Updates to this Privacy Policy

We may occasionally update this Privacy Policy. When we do, we will also revise the Effective Date below. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed about how we are protecting the personal information we collect. Your continued use of the Services constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any updates.

Effective Date: June 13, 2016