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.
Pikimal LLC. (“Pikimal”) operates several websites including Pikimal.com, webkite.com, and others. It is Pikimal’s 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.
Like most website operators, Pikimal 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. Pikimal’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Pikimal’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Pikimal may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Pikimal also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on WordPress.com Kites. Pikimal 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 Pikimal’s websites choose to interact with Pikimal in ways that require Pikimal to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Pikimal 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, Pikimal collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Pikimal. Pikimal 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.
Pikimal may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Pikimal may monitor the most popular Kites or aggregate user votes around attributes to better understand how products are perceived as users interact with Kites. Pikimal may display this information publicly or provide it to others.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Pikimal 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 Pikimal’s behalf or to provide services available at Pikimal’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 Pikimal’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Pikimal 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 Pikimal’s sole discretion. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Pikimal discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Pikimal believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Pikimal, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Pikimal website and have supplied your email address, Pikimal 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 Pikimal 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. Pikimal takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Pikimal, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Pikimal 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 Pikimal may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Comments and other content submitted to our services are saved on our servers and, by default, published.