Like most website operators, Top Replicate 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. Top Replicate’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Replicate’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Replicate may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Replicate also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments. Replicate 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 Replicate’s website choose to interact with Replicate’s in ways that require Replicate to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Replicate gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Those who engage in transactions with Replicate are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Replicate collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Replicate. Replicate 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.
Replicate may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. For instance, Replicate may monitor the most popular posts on Replicate.org and may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Replicate does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Replicate 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 Replicate behalf or to provide services available at Replicate’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Replicate 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, Replicate discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Replicate believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Replicate, third parties or the public at large. Replicate takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Replicate, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Replicate 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 Replicate may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.