Privacy Policy

Last updated: July 3, 2016

Summary: your privacy is important to Tidings Company. We abide by these fundamental principles:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it to run our service.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.

Tidings Company, LLC (“Tidings”) operates tidings.com. It is Tidings’ policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.

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

Tidings also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on Tidings.com blogs. Tidings 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 and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrator of our blogs.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Tidings’s websites choose to interact with Tidings in ways that require Tidings to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Tidings gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an account at Tidings.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Tidings – by purchasing upgrades, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Tidings collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Tidings. Tidings 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
Tidings may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Tidings may monitor the most popular business categories of users or use spam screened by Automattic’s Akismet service to help identify spam. Tidings may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Tidings does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Tidings 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 Tidings’ behalf or to provide services available at Tidings’ 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 Tidings’ websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Tidings 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, Tidings discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Tidings believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Tidings, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of the Tidings website and have supplied your email address, Tidings 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 Tidings and our products. We primarily use our blog and email newsletter to communicate this type of information. 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. Tidings takes all 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. Tidings uses cookies to help Tidings identify and track visitors, their usage of Tidings’ website, and their website access preferences. Tidings visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Tidings’ website, with the drawback that certain features of Tidings’ website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers
If Tidings, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Tidings goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Tidings may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy, or in additional policies set forth by the acquirer.

Ads
Ads appearing on our website may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Tidings and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes
Although most changes are likely to be minor, Tidings may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Tidings’ sole discretion. Tidings encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a Tidings.com account, you should also check your account’s dashboard for alerts to these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

This Privacy Policy is adapted from that of Automattic, published under Creative Commons Sharealike License.