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