The Gist

SharpLetters will collect certain non-personally identify information about you as you use our sites. We may use this data to better understand our users. We can also publish this data, but the data will be about a large group of users, not individuals.

We will also ask you to provide personal information, but you'll always be able to opt out. If you give us personal information, we won't do anything evil with it.

We can also use cookies, but you can choose not to store these.

That's the basic idea, but you must read through the entire Privacy Policy below and agree with all the details before you use any of our sites.

 

Reuse

This document is based upon the Automattic Privacy Policy and is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike License 2.5. Basically, this means you can use it verbatim or edited, but you must release new versions under the same license and you have to credit Automattic somewhere (like this!). Automattic is not connected with and does not sponsor or endorse SharpLetters or its use of the work.

SharpLetters makes available services include our web sites (https://sharpletters.ne), our blog, our API, and any other software, sites, and services offered by SharpLetters in connection to any of those (taken together, the "Service"). It is SharpLetters's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

 

Questions

If you have question about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at privacy@sharpletters.net

 

Visitors

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

SharpLetters also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. SharpLetters 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. We may also collect and use IP addresses to block users who violated our Terms of Service.

 

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to SharpLetters's websites choose to interact with SharpLetters in ways that require SharpLetters to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that SharpLetters gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. SharpLetters collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with SharpLetters. SharpLetters 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 Service-related activities.

Additionally, some interactions, such as posting a comment, may ask for optional personal information. For instance, when posting a comment, may provide a website that will be displayed along with a user's name when the comment is displayed. Supplying such personal information is completely optional and is only displayed for the benefit and the convenience of the user.

 

Aggregated Statistics

SharpLetters may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to the Service. For instance, SharpLetters may monitor the most popular parts of the https://sharpletters.net. SharpLetters may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, SharpLetters does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

 

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

SharpLetters 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 SharpLetters's behalf or to provide services available at SharpLetters'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 the Service, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. SharpLetters 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, SharpLetters discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when SharpLetters believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of SharpLetters, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of the Service and have supplied your email address, SharpLetters 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 SharpLetters and our products. We primarily use our website and blog 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. SharpLetters 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 Service each time the visitor returns. SharpLetters uses cookies to help SharpLetters identify and track visitors, their usage of SharpLetters Service, and their Service access preferences. SharpLetters visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using SharpLetters's websites, with the drawback that certain features of SharpLetters's websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

 

Data Storage

SharpLetters uses third party vendors and hosting partners to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology required to run the Service. You understand that although you retain full rights to your data, it may be stored on third party storage and transmitted through third party networks.

Affiliate Acknowledgements

I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Opt Out Links

Please visit the following sites to opt out of various services used on this site. This list is not meant to be comprehensive, but rather as an aid.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, SharpLetters may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in SharpLetters's sole discretion. SharpLetters encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.