Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy:

Lauren Belknap ("Lauren Belknap") operates www.laurenbelknap.com and may operate other websites. It is Lauren Belknap's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Lauren Belknap 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. Lauren Belknap's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Lauren Belknap's visitors use its website. From time to time, Lauren Belknap may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Lauren Belknap also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on www.laurenbelknap.com blogs/sites. Lauren Belknap 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 commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Lauren Belknap's websites choose to interact with Lauren Belknap in ways that require Lauren Belknap to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Lauren Belknap gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at www.laurenbelknap.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Lauren Belknap are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Lauren Belknap collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Lauren Belknap. Lauren Belknap 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.

Aggregated Statistics

Lauren Belknap may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Lauren Belknap may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Lauren Belknap does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Lauren Belknap 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 Lauren Belknap's behalf or to provide services available at Lauren Belknap'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 Lauren Belknap's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Lauren Belknap 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, Lauren Belknap discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Lauren Belknap believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Lauren Belknap, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Lauren Belknap website and have supplied your email address, Lauren Belknap 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 Lauren Belknap and our products. If you send us a request (for example via 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. Lauren Belknap takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Lauren Belknap uses cookies to help Lauren Belknap identify and track visitors, their usage of Lauren Belknap website, and their website access preferences. Lauren Belknap visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Lauren Belknap's websites, with the drawback that certain features of Lauren Belknap's websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Lauren Belknap, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Lauren Belknap 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 Lauren Belknap may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Lauren Belknap and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Lauren Belknap may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Lauren Belknap's sole discretion. Lauren Belknap encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a www.laurenbelknap.com account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.