Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us.

We’ve adapted the Terms of Service originally authored by WordPress (and published under a Creative Commons Sharealike license) for our hosting solution, WebKite. Impressed by how easy WordPress has made it to publish text on the web, we’re working to push that along and make it just as easy to publish structured data and help users make personalized decisions. To that end, we run a site hosting service called WebKite.com.

WebKite LLC. (“WebKite”) operates several websites including Pikimal.comwebkite.com, and others. It is WebKite policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.  It is also our policy and intent to use your data to improve search, site functionality, and platform usability.

Website Visitors

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

WebKite also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on WordPress.com Kites. WebKite 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 Kite commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the Kite where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to WebKite’s websites choose to interact with WebKite in ways that require WebKite to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that WebKite gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a Kite to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In these cases, WebKite collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with WebKite. WebKite may disclose personally identifying information for the purposes of search or product improvement. 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

WebKite may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, WebKite may monitor the most popular Kites or aggregate user votes around attributes to better understand how products are perceived as users interact with Kites. WebKite may display this information publicly or provide it to others.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

WebKite 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 WebKite behalf or to provide services available at WebKite’s websites, or (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 WebKite’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. WebKite may rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone if we believe that it will improve the search or site usage experience of that user at WebKite sole discretion. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, WebKite discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when WebKite believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of WebKite, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a WebKite website and have supplied your email address, WebKite 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 WebKite and our products. 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. WebKite 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. WebKite uses cookies to help WebKite identify and track visitors, their usage of WebKite website, and their website access preferences. WebKite visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using WebKite’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of WebKite’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If WebKite, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that WebKite 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 WebKite 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 WebKite and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Comments

Comments and other content submitted to our services are saved on our servers and, by default, published.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, WebKite may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in WebKite’s sole discretion. WebKite encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a WordPress.com account, you should also check your Kite’s dashboard for alerts to these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.