Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. At A View From The Bench we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:
  • 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, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.

 

Website Visitors

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

A View From The Bench also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. A View From The Bench 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 A View From The Bench choose to interact with us in ways that require A View From The Bench to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that A View From The Bench gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive A View From The Bench updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, A View From The Bench collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with A View From The Bench. A View From The Bench 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

A View From The Bench may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, A View From The Bench may monitor the most popular pages on the blog. A View From The Bench may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, A View From The Bench does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

A View From The Bench 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 A View From The Bench’s behalf or to provide services available at A View From The Bench’s website, 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 A View From The Bench’s blog, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. A View From The Bench 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, A View From The Bench discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when A View From The Bench believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of A View From The Bench, third parties or the public at large. A View From The Bench 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. A View From The Bench uses cookies to help A View From The Bench identify and track visitors, their usage of A View From The Bench website, and their website access preferences. A View From The Bench visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before visiting A View From The Bench, with the drawback that certain features of A View From The Bench’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If A View From The Bench, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that A View From The Bench 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 A View From The Bench may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites 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 A View From The Bench and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Comments

Comments and other content submitted to any anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, A View From The Bench may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in A View From The Bench’s sole discretion. A View From The Bench 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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