Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us.

In Short:
Sophie’s Tale does not share personal information with third parties nor do we store any information about your visit to this blog other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies. You can turn off the use of cookies at anytime by changing your specific browser settings. We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission. This privacy policy is subject to change without notice.

In Depth:
We do not share personal information with third parties, nor do we store any information about your visit to this blog, other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies.

At Sophie’s Tale, we follow these fundamental principles:
We do not ask you for personal information unless it is necessary.
We do not 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.

It is Sophie’s Tale policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

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

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

Sophie’s Tale may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Sophie’s Tale may monitor the most popular pages on the Sophie’s Tale site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Sophie’s Tale may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Sophie’s Tale does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Sophie’s Tale 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 Sophie’s Tale’s behalf or to provide services available at Sophie’s Tale’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 Sophie’s Tale’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Sophie’s Tale 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, Sophie’s Tale discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Sophie’s Tale believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Sophie’s Tale third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Sophie’s Tale website and have supplied your email address, Sophie’s Tale 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 Sophie’s Tale and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs 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. Sophie’s Tale 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. Sophie’s Tale uses cookies to help Sophie’s Tale identify and track visitors, their usage of Sophie’s Tale website, and their website access preferences. Sophie’s Tale visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Sophie’s Tale’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Sophie’s Tale’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Sophie’s Tale, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Sophie’s Tale 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 Sophie’s Tale 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 Sophie’s Tale and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Comments

Comments and other content submitted to our comments section 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, Sophie’s Tale may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Sophie’s Tale’s sole discretion. Sophie’s Tale 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.

(Sophie’s Tale may be represented in this privacy policy as “this website” or as “this publishing house”)