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