Like most website operators, BIGSTEREO 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. BIGSTEREO’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how BIGSTEREO’s visitors use its website. From time to time, BIGSTEREO may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
BIGSTEREO also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. BIGSTEREO does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to BIGSTEREO’s websites choose to interact with BIGSTEREO in ways that require BIGSTEREO to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that BIGSTEREO gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a user account at bigstereo.net to provide a username and email address. BIGSTEREO collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with BIGSTEREO. BIGSTEREO 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.
BIGSTEREO may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, BIGSTEREO may monitor the most popular pages on the site. BIGSTEREO may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, BIGSTEREO does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
BIGSTEREO 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 BIGSTEREO’s behalf or to provide services available at BIGSTEREO’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 BIGSTEREO’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. BIGSTEREO 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, BIGSTEREO discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when BIGSTEREO believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of BIGSTEREO, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of the BIGSTEREO website and have supplied your email address, BIGSTEREO 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 BIGSTEREO and our products. We primarily use our blog 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. BIGSTEREO takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.