Privacy

 

Privacy Policy

Updated February 28, 2012

Your privacy is critically important to us. At Visual Potluck we have a few fundamental principles:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • 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.

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals:

If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact our support team.

Visual Potluck (“visual potluck”, “VP”, “our”, “us” or “we”) operates visualpotluck.com. It is Visual Potluck's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

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

Visual Potluck also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Visual Potluck only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Visual Potluck’s websites choose to interact with Visual Potluck in ways that require Visual Potluck to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Visual Potluck gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an account at visualpotluck.com to provide a username, email address and password. Those who engage in transactions with Visual Potluck – by purchasing items from the store, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Visual Potluck collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Visual Potluck. Visual Potluck 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

Visual Potluck may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Visual Potluck may monitor the favorites, most popular, etc on visualpotluck.com. Visual Potluck may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Visual Potluck does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Visual Potluck 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 Visual Potluck’s behalf or to provide services available at Visual Potluck’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 Visual Potluck’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Visual Potluck 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, Visual Potluck discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Visual Potluck believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Visual Potluck, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Visual Potluck website and have supplied your email address, Visual Potluck 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 Visual Potluck and our products. We will also contact you once your submission has been received and approved to publish. 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. Visual Potluck 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. Visual Potluck uses cookies to help Visual Potluck identify and track visitors, their usage of Visual Potluck websites, and their website access preferences. Visual Potluck visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Visual Potluck’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Visual Potluck’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Visual Potluck (visualpotluck.com), or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Visual Potluck 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 Visual Potluck (visualpotluck.com) 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 Visual Potluck and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Linking Policy

As a means of providing useful resources to our users, Visual Potluck (visualpotluck.com) provides links to other web sites. We try to carefully choose web sites that we believe are useful and meet our high standards.  However, because these sites can change their data quickly and without our knowledge, we do not guarantee the standards or any web site links we provide or link to, nor do we imply any endorsement to these sites.  Visual Potluck is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.  Visual Potluck does not share any of the individual personal information that you provide with the other sites to which Visual Potluck's websites link.  However, Visual Potluck may share traffic data with such websites for statistical purposes only.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Visual Potluck may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Visual Potluck’s sole discretion. Visual Potluck encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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