Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us. At Preserving South Walton we have a few fundamental principles:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
  • We aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals: (Note, we’ve decided to make this privacy policy available under a Creative Commons Sharealike license, which means you’re more than welcome to steal it and repurpose it for your own use, just make sure to replace references to us with ones to you, and if you want we’d appreciate a link somewhere on your site to PreservingSouthWalton.org and Automattic.com (whose similarly licensed privacy policy was used to build this one).

If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact our support team.

Preserving South Walton, INC. (“Preserving South Walton”) operates PreservingSouthWalton.org. It is Preserving South Walton’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.

Website Visitors

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

Preserving South Walton also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments. Preserving South Walton 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 blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Preserving South Walton’s website choose to interact with Preserving South Walton in ways that require Preserving South Walton to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Preserving South Walton gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Those who engage in transactions with Preserving South Walton are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Preserving South Walton collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Preserving South Walton. Preserving South Walton 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

Preserving South Walton may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. For instance, Preserving South Walton may monitor the most popular posts on Preserving South Walton and may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Preserving South Walton does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Preserving South Walton 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 Preserving South Walton’s behalf or to provide services available at Preserving South Walton’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Preserving South Walton’s 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, Preserving South Walton discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Preserving South Walton believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Preserving South Walton, third parties or the public at large. Preserving South Walton 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. Preserving South Walton uses cookies to help Preserving South Walton identify and track visitors, their usage of Preserving South Walton website, and their website access preferences. Preserving South Walton’s visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Preserving South Walton’s website, with the drawback that certain features of Preserving South Walton’s website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Preserving South Walton, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Preserving South Walton 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 Preserving South Walton may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our 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 Preserving South Walton and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Preserving South Walton may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Preserving South Walton’s sole discretion. Preserving South Walton 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.

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