Like most website operators, B-Eminent Inc. 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. B-Eminent Inc. purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how B-Eminent Inc.'s visitors use its website. From time to time, B-Eminent Inc. may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
B-Eminent Inc. also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on WordPress.com blogs. B-Eminent Inc. 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.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information.
Certain visitors to B-Eminent Inc. website choose to interact with B-Eminent Inc. in ways that require B-Eminent Inc. to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Automattic gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a blog at WordPress.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with B-Eminent Inc. – by purchasing access to the Akismet comment spam prevention service, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, B-Eminent Inc. collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with B-Eminent Inc.. B-Eminent Inc. 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.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information.
B-Eminent Inc. 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 B-Eminent Inc.'s behalf or to provide services available at B-Eminent Inc.'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 B-Eminent Inc.c's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. B-Eminent Inc. 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, B-Eminent Inc. discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when B-Eminent Inc. believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of B-Eminent Inc., third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an B-Eminent Inc. website and have supplied your email address, B-Eminent Inc. 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 B-Eminent Inc. 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. B-Eminent Inc. takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.