The Croft Times is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of its user community. The intent of this privacy statement is to detail the information The Croft Times may gather about individuals who visit our website and how that information is used. You should read this statement carefully before using the website. Your continued use of the website indicates your agreement to be bound by the terms of this Privacy Statement.
Type of Information Collected by Croft Times
Like most website operators, Croft Times 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. Croft Times’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Croft Times’s visitors use its website. From time to time, The Croft Times may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g. by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
The Croft Times also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. The Croft Times 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.
Gathering of Personal-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to The Croft Times website choose to interact with it in ways that require The Croft Times to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Croft Times gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who post comments to provide a username and email address. In each case, Croft Times collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Croft Times. Croft Times 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.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
The Croft Times 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 Croft Times’s behalf or to provide services available at Croft Times website, 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 Croft Times’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Croft Times 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, Croft Times discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Croft Times believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Croft Times, third parties, or the public at large. 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. Croft Times takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
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