Jeremy Smith, doing business as Steader, operates the website Steader.com. It is Steader’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Steader 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. Steader’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Steader’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Steader may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Steader also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users. Steader only discloses logged in user and commenter 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 Steader’s websites choose to interact with Steader in ways that require Steader to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Steader gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an account at Steader.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Steader are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Steader collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Steader. Steader 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.
Steader may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Steader may monitor the most popular accounts on the Steader.com site. Steader may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Steader does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Steader 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 Steader’s behalf or to provide services available at Steader’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 Steader’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Steader 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, Steader discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Steader believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Steader, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Steader website and have supplied your email address, Steader 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 Steader and our products. We primarily use our Steader.com and the News section 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. Steader takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Steader, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Steader 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 Steader may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Last updated: April 5, 2013