Website Visitors

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

Fusion Web Network also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on the Website. Fusion Web Network only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to the Website choose to interact with Fusion Web Network in ways that require Fusion Web Network to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Fusion Web Network gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment or sign up for an account at fusionweb.net to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in activities with Fusion Web Network – by entering a competition, for example – may be asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal information required to process entries in those activities. In each case, Fusion Web Network collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Fusion Web Network. Fusion Web Network 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.

Aggregated Statistics

Fusion Web Network may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. For instance, Fusion Web Network may monitor the most popular posts on the Website. Fusion Web Network may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Fusion Web Network does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Fusion Web Network discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its Authors, employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Fusion Web Network’s behalf or to provide services available at the Website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those Authors, employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using the Website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Fusion Web Network will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its Authors, employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Fusion Web Network discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Fusion Web Network believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Fusion Web Network, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of the Website and have supplied your email address, Fusion Web Network 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 Fusion Web Network and the Website. We primarily use the Website 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 our Contact page or via one of our other 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. Fusion Web Network 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. Fusion Web Network uses cookies to help Fusion Web Network identify and track visitors, their usage of the Website, and their website access preferences. Website visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using the Website, with the drawback that certain features of the Website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Ads

Ads appearing on the Website 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 Fusion Web Network and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Fusion Web Network may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Fusion Web Network’s sole discretion. Fusion Web Network 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.

This Privacy Policy was last modified on 23rd January 2011

Adapted from Automattic’s Privacy Policy (which is available under a Creative Commons ShareAlike License).