Bear Knight Media LLC (“Bear Knight Media“) operates doughnutcrumbs.com and may operate other websites. It is Bear Knight Media’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Bear Knight Media 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. Bear Knight Media’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Bear Knight Media’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Bear Knight Media may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Bear Knight Media also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on doughnutcrumbs.com blogs/sites. Bear Knight Media 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 commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Bear Knight Media’s websites choose to interact with Bear Knight Media in ways that require Bear Knight Media to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Bear Knight Media gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at doughnutcrumbs.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Bear Knight Media are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Bear Knight Media collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Bear Knight Media. Bear Knight Media 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.
Bear Knight Media may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Bear Knight Media may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Bear Knight Media does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Bear Knight Media 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 Bear Knight Media’s behalf or to provide services available at Bear Knight Media’s websites, 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 Bear Knight Media’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Bear Knight Media 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, Bear Knight Media discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Bear Knight Media believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Bear Knight Media, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Bear Knight Media website and have supplied your email address, Bear Knight Media 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 Bear Knight Media and our products. If you send us a request (for example via 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. Bear Knight Media takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Bear Knight Media, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Bear Knight Media 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 Bear Knight Media may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.