Privacy

Privacy Policy:

Abiding Hearts ("Abiding Hearts") operates abidinghearts.org and may operate other websites. It is Abiding Hearts's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

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

Abiding Hearts also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on abidinghearts.org blogs/sites. Abiding Hearts 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 commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Abiding Hearts's websites choose to interact with Abiding Hearts in ways that require Abiding Hearts to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Abiding Hearts gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at abidinghearts.org to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Abiding Hearts are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Abiding Hearts collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Abiding Hearts. Abiding Hearts 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

Abiding Hearts may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Abiding Hearts may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Abiding Hearts does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Abiding Hearts 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 Abiding Hearts's behalf or to provide services available at Abiding Hearts'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 Abiding Hearts's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Abiding Hearts 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, Abiding Hearts discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Abiding Hearts believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Abiding Hearts, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Abiding Hearts website and have supplied your email address, Abiding Hearts 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 Abiding Hearts and our products. If you send us a request (for example via 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. Abiding Hearts 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. Abiding Hearts uses cookies to help Abiding Hearts identify and track visitors, their usage of Abiding Hearts website, and their website access preferences. Abiding Hearts visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Abiding Hearts's websites, with the drawback that certain features of Abiding Hearts's websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Abiding Hearts, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Abiding Hearts 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 Abiding Hearts may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites 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 Abiding Hearts and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Abiding Hearts may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Abiding Hearts's sole discretion. Abiding Hearts encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a abidinghearts.org account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.