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