Your privacy is very important to us. At Signal Hound we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
- 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 our site.
Signal Hound, Inc (“Signal Hound”) operates the website signalhound.com. It is Signal Hound’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Signal Hound 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. Signal Hound’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Signal Hound’ visitors use its website. From time to time, Signal Hound may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Signal Hound also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. Signal Hound 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 Signal Hound’s websites choose to interact with Signal Hound in ways that require Signal Hound to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Signal Hound gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive Signal Hound updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, Signal Hound collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Signal Hound. Signal Hound 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.
Signal Hound may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Signal Hound may monitor the most popular pages on the Signal Hound.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Signal Hound may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Signal Hound does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-identifying Information
Signal Hound 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 Signal Hound’s behalf or to provide services available at Signal Hound websites, and (ii) 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 Signal Hound websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Signal Hound 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, Signal Hound discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Signal Hound believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Signal Hound, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Signal Hound website and have supplied your email address, Signal Hound 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 Signal Hound and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs 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. Signal Hound takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
We do not store information of your credit cards and all payments are handled through payment gateways.
All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.
Additionally, when you make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase through signalhound.com we verify your credit card through a payment gateway, and we collect certain information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, payment information, email address, and phone number.
If Signal Hound, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Signal Hound 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 Signal Hound may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
We may include or offer third-party products or services on our website, these third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies and we do not hold any liability or responsibility for the content and activities of these linked sites.
When leaving a comment on signalhound.com we collect the data shown in the comments form, your IP address, and browser user agent string to help spam detection.