Your privacy is critically important to us. At EK Global (“EK”), 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, develop our products, or protect our rights.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the ongoing 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.
If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact our support team.
It is EK ’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.
Like most website operators, EK 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. EK’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how EK visitors use its website. From time to time, EK may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
EK also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on WordPress.com blogs. EK 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 and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Certain visitors to EK’s websites choose to interact with EK in ways that require EK to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that EK gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for the EK newsletter to provide an email address. Those who create an account to comment on posts, or contact us with questions or quote requests are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary contact information required to process those transactions. In each case, EK collects such information only as necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with EK. EK 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.
EK may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, EK may monitor the most popular blogs on the EK site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. EK may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, EK does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
With your authorization, we may also obtain information about you from other sources. For example, if you subscribe for our newsletter, create a account when commenting on a blog post, or contact us via form or through a social media service using our quick account creation feature, we will receive information from that service (such as your username, basic profile information, and friends list) via the authorization procedures used by that service. The information we receive depends on which services you authorize and any options that are available.
EK 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 EK’s behalf or to provide services available at EK’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 EK’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. EK 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, EK discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when EK believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of EK, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an EK website and have supplied your email address, EK 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 EK 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. EK takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
The data we do collect is only retained for a period of 26 months.
If EK, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that EK 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 EK may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Comments and other content submitted to our Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives or missed spam, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives and missed spam.
If you have left comments on the Website, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we rectify or erase any personal data we hold about you. Please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
- The right to withdraw consent
- The right of access
- The right to erasure
- The right to rectification
- The right to data portability
- The right to object
- Notification of data breaches
- The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority