Like most website operators, Top3percent 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. Top3percent’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Top3percent’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Top3percent may release non-personally-identifying information in aggregate form, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Top3percent also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users who leave comments WordPress.com blogs. Top3percent 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 blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Collection of Personally Identifiable Information
Certain visitors to Top3percent’s websites choose to interact with Top3percent in ways that require Top3percent to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Top3percent gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. In each case, Top3percent collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Top3percent. Top3percent does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors may refuse to provide personally identifiable information at any time, with the caveat that doing so may prevent them from engaging in certain Site-related activities.
Top3percent may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For example, Top3percent may monitor the most popular blogs on the Top3percent.org website or use spam verified by the Akismet service to identify spam. Top3percent may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Top3percent does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally Identifiable Information
Top3percent 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 Top3percent’s behalf or to provide services available at Top3percent’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 Top3percent’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Top3percent 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, Top3percent discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Top3percent believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Top3percent, third parties or the public. If you are a registered user of a Top3percent website and have provided your email address, Top3percent may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with Top3percent and our products. We primarily use our website to communicate this type of information, so we expect that this type of email will be kept to a minimum. If you send us a request (e.g., via a support email or through one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to disclose it to help us clarify or respond to your request or to assist other users. Top3percent takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Comments and other content sent to our Akismet anti-spam service are not stored on our servers unless they have been flagged as false positives. In that case, we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.