Noise (“Noise”) operates the website noise.host. It is Noise’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.
Like most website operators, Noise 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. Noise’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Noise’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Noise may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Noise also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users posting content on Noise.com sites. Noise 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 poster IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the site where the content was posted.
Certain visitors to Noise’s websites choose to interact with Noise in ways that require Noise to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Noise gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a Noise account to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Noise – by purchasing a Subscription, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Noise collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Noise. Noise 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.
Noise may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Noise may monitor the most popular pages on Noise.host or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Noise may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Noise does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Noise 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 Noise’s behalf or to provide services available at Noise’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 Noise’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Noise 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, Noise discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Noise believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Noise, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of the Noise.host website and have supplied your email address, Noise 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 Noise and our products. We primarily use Twitter 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. Noise takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.