Pretheory will collect certain non-personally identify information about you as you use our sites. We may use this data to better understand our users. We can also publish this data, but it the data will be about a large group of users, not individuals.
We will also ask you to provide personal information, but you’ll always be able to opt out. If you give us personal information, we won’t do anything evil with it.
Pretheory, LLC (“Pretheory”) operates several websites including pretheory.com and blog.pretheory.com (taken together, “the Website”). It is Pretheory’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Pretheory 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. Pretheory’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Pretheory’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Pretheory may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Pretheory also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Pretheory 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. We may also collect and use IP addresses to block users who violated our Terms of Service, including, but not limited to users who post spam.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Pretheory’s websites choose to interact with Pretheory in ways that require Pretheory to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Pretheory gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who post a comment at the Website to provide a name and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Pretheory – by posting a comment, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal information required to process those transactions. In each case, Pretheory collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Pretheory. Pretheory 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.
Additionally, some interactions, such as posting a comment, may ask for optional personal information. For instance, when posting a comment, may provide a website that will be displayed along with a user’s name when the comment is displayed. Supplying such personal information is completely optional and is only displayed for the benefit and the convenience of the user.
Pretheory may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Pretheory may monitor the most popular parts of the pretheory.com and blog.pretheory.com. Pretheory may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Pretheory does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Pretheory 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 Pretheory’s behalf or to provide services available at Pretheory’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 Pretheory’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Pretheory 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, Pretheory discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Pretheory believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Pretheory, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Pretheory website and have supplied your email address, Pretheory 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 Pretheory and our products. We primarily use our website and blog 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. Pretheory takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.