Your privacy is very important to me and I have a few fundamental principles that I follow:
- I don’t ask you for personal information.
- I don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law or protect my rights.
- I don’t store personal information on my server unless required for the on-going operation of my site.
Like most website operators, Images in the Backcountry 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. Images in the Backcountry’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Images in the Backcountry’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Images in the Backcountry may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Images in the Backcountry also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on my blog. Images in the Backcountry 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 the Images in the Backcountry website choose to interact with Images in the Backcountry in ways that require Images in the Backcountry to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Images in the Backcountry gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, I ask visitors who comment on my blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive Images in the Backcountry updates via email, I collect their emails. In each case, Images in the Backcountry collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Images in the Backcountry. Images in the Backcountry 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.
Images in the Backcountry may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Images in the Backcountry may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Images in the Backcountry does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Images in the Backcountry 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 Images in the Backcountry’s behalf or to provide services available at Images in the Backcountry’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 the Images in the Backcountry website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Images in the Backcountry 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, Images in the Backcountry discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Images in the Backcountry believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Images in the Backcountry, third parties or the public at large. If you are a subscriber to the Images in the Backcountry Newsletter you have supplied your name and email address, Images in the Backcountry may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new posts, special offers, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Images in the Backcountry and my photography. You have the option to un-subscribe to my newsletter at any time. Images in the Backcountry takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Where appropriate Images in the Backcountry provides links to third party web sites operated by individuals or companies unrelated to Images in the Backcountry. These links are for information and convenience, and do not indicate endorsement of the third party (or any of its products or services), or any official or formal relationship with such third parties, unless specifically stated. I cannot guarantee these third party sites, and you access them at your own risk. I am not responsible for the privacy practices of such third-party web sites, and I recommend that you review the privacy policies posted on such third party web sites prior to utilizing them.