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