www.scratchingcanvas.com ("Scratching Canvas") operates www.scratchingcanvas.com and may operate other websites. It is Scratching Canvas's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Scratching Canvas 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. Scratching Canvas's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Scratching Canvas's visitors use its website. From time to time, Scratching Canvas may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Scratching Canvas also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on www.scratchingcanvas.com blogs/sites. Scratching Canvas 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 Scratching Canvas's websites choose to interact with Scratching Canvas in ways that require Scratching Canvas to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Scratching Canvas gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at www.scratchingcanvas.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Scratching Canvas are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Scratching Canvas collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Scratching Canvas. Scratching Canvas 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.
Scratching Canvas may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Scratching Canvas may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Scratching Canvas does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Scratching Canvas 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 Scratching Canvas's behalf or to provide services available at Scratching Canvas'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 Scratching Canvas's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Scratching Canvas 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, Scratching Canvas discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Scratching Canvas believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Scratching Canvas, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Scratching Canvas website and have supplied your email address, Scratching Canvas 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 Scratching Canvas 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. Scratching Canvas takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Scratching Canvas, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Scratching Canvas 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 Scratching Canvas may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Industry trade associations maintain web pages where you can opt out of interest-based advertising by all participating companies:
- Network Advertising Initiative: http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices
- Digital Advertising Alliance: http://www.aboutads.info/choices
- Europe, http://www.youronlinechoices.com
- Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada http://youradchoices.ca/choices/
You can also choose to disable or selectively turn off cookies or third-party cookies in your web browser settings.
It is important to note that different devices (i.e. mobile, tablet and desktop) use different identifiers and different technologies, so that you must opt out separately from each web browser and each device that you would like to be opted out. If you opt-out of targeted advertising, we will no longer collect User Information described within this policy