Well Elephant ("Well Elephant") operates wellelephant.com and may operate other websites. It is Well Elephant's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Well Elephant 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. Well Elephant's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Well Elephant's visitors use its website. From time to time, Well Elephant may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Well Elephant also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on wellelephant.com blogs/sites. Well Elephant 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 commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Well Elephant's websites choose to interact with Well Elephant in ways that require Well Elephant to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Well Elephant gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at wellelephant.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Well Elephant are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Well Elephant collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Well Elephant. Well Elephant 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.
Well Elephant may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Well Elephant may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Well Elephant does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Well Elephant 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 Well Elephant's behalf or to provide services available at Well Elephant'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 Well Elephant's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Well Elephant 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, Well Elephant discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Well Elephant believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Well Elephant, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Well Elephant website and have supplied your email address, Well Elephant 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 Well Elephant and our products. If you send us a request (for example via 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. Well Elephant takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Well Elephant, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Well Elephant 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 Well Elephant may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.