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