It is LivePress’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while you are operating our website or using the LivePress plugin. The following details the types of information that we may collect. The intended use and protection of this information is also outlined.

Types of Personally-Identifying Information LivePress Collects and Its Intended Use

Certain visitors to LivePress’s website choose to interact with LivePress in ways that require LivePress to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that LivePress gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who submit a support request or who choose to contact us through our website to provide their name and contact information.

Those who engage in transactions with LivePress by purchasing access to the LivePress live blogging service are asked to provide additional information, including (as necessary) the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, LivePress collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s transaction with LivePress. The LivePress site follows standard PCI Compliance guidelines to ensure the safety of personal and financial information.

Types of Information Collected from the LivePress Plugin and How It’s Used

LivePress may collect statistics about reader behavior and engagement with websites using the LivePress plugin and use those statistics in the aggregate from time to time. For example, we may use reader traffic statistics to identify and publicize the most popular websites using LivePress or the most popular time of day for live blogging. LivePress may display this information publicly or provide it to others for any purpose it wishes.

Protection of Personally-Identifying Information

LivePress discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information, like that described above, only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on LivePress’s behalf or to provide services available on LivePress’s website, 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 LivePress’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. LivePress 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, LivePress discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when LivePress believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of LivePress, third parties or the public at large.

If you are a registered user of a LivePress product and have supplied your email address, LivePress 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 LivePress 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 LivePress users. LivePress takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

LivePress does not disclose personally identifying information other than as described above. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website or plugin-related activities.

Website Visitors

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

LivePress also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. LivePress 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 above.

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. LivePress uses cookies to help LivePress identify and track visitors, their usage of the LivePress website, and their website access preferences. LivePress visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using LivePress’s website, but should recognize that certain features of LivePress’s website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, LivePress may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at LivePress’s sole discretion. LivePress encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Last updated: 05/2013

This Privacy Policy is derived from one made available by Automattic, creators of WordPress.com, through a Creative Commons Sharealike license.