Your privacy is very important to us. At Columbus Navigator we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:
We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.
Like most website operators, Columbus Navigator 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. Columbus Navigator’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Columbus Navigator’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Columbus Navigator may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Columbus Navigator also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. Columbus Navigator 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.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Columbus Navigator’s websites choose to interact with Columbus Navigator in ways that require Columbus Navigator to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Columbus Navigator gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive Columbus Navigator updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, Columbus Navigator collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Columbus Navigator. Columbus Navigator 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.
Columbus Navigator may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Columbus Navigator may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Columbus Navigator does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Columbus Navigator 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 Columbus Navigator’s behalf or to provide services available at Columbus Navigator’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 Columbus Navigator’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Columbus Navigator 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, Columbus Navigator discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Columbus Navigator believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Columbus Navigator, third parties or the public at large. 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. Columbus Navigator takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Columbus Navigator, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Columbus Navigator 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 Columbus Navigator may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.