This Privacy Notice explains how we, at Woven Red Productions, process information about the visitors to our websites in connection with the services provided through Automattic. Read on!
Who’s Who and What This Privacy Notice Covers
This website is powered by WordPress.com , a service of Automattic that offers the design, features, and support to bring a website to life.
Automattic are the folks behind a variety of products and services designed to allow anyone–from bloggers, to small business owners, and enterprises–to create, publish, and manage their own websites:
- WordPress.com offers the design, features, and support to bring a website to life.
- With Jetpack, website owners that host their websites elsewhere can connect those websites to features and tools available through WordPress.com and WooCommerce Services.
- Polldaddy helps site owners create quizzes, surveys, and polls that fit their brand and vision.
- Intense Debate gives site owners tools to manage comments on their websites.
- Akismet helps keep spam under control by filtering out spam comments–hundreds of millions, every day!
Information Collected About Visitors to the Sites
Information about visitors to the Sites is collected in a few different ways–provided by the visitors to the Site, automatically collected, and provided by the Owner to Automattic.
Information a Visitor Provides to a Site
Information that visitors provide directly to the Sites primarily happens when visitors type into a text field on a Site, like a comment field or a sign-up form. The Owner may also implement other ways to allow Site visitors to provide information directly through their Sites.
Here are the most common ways in which a visitor directly provides information to a Site:
- Follower and Subscriber Information: When a visitor signs up to follow or subscribe to a Site, the sign-up information, which typically includes an email address, is collected.
- Site Comments: When a visitor leaves a comment on a Site, the comment and other information that the visitor provides along with the comment, such as the visitor’s name and email address, is collected.
- PollDaddy Survey Responses: When a visitor completes a poll, quiz, or other type of survey prepared by a User via Polldaddy.com, the visitor’s responses to those surveys, and other information that the survey owner requires for a poll/quiz/survey response, like an e-mail address, is collected.
- Order and Shipment Information: If a visitor orders something (hooray!) from the Site, information to process that order, such as credit card and billing information, and an address for shipping the package along to the recipient and calculating applicable taxes, may be collected. This information may also be used for other purposes–for example, to send marketing and other communications to customers, and to provide analytics information about their ecommerce site (e.g., the number of orders from particular geographic areas).
- Other Information Entered on the Site: Other information that a visitor enters on the Site–such as a contact form submission, a search query, or Site registration will also be collected.
Information Automatically Collected from the Site
Some information is automatically collected. This information is about visitors to a Site and depends on which of Automattic’s services the Site uses. The list includes:
- Technical Data from a Visitor’s Computer and Etcetera: Information that web browsers, mobile devices, and servers typically make available about visitors to a Site, such as the IP address, browser type, unique device identifiers, language preference, referring site, the date and time of access, operating system, and mobile network information.
- Visitor Interactions: Information about a visitor’s interactions with a Site, including the “likes” and “ratings” left by visitors to a Site.
- Location Information: The approximate location of a visitor’s device from the IP address to, for example, tally for the Owner how many people visit their Sites from certain geographic regions.
- Commenter Information: Information about visitors who comment on Sites. The information collected typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address…oh, and the comment itself, of course).
- Polldaddy Response Information: Information about visitors who respond to a Polldaddy survey that typically includes IP address, browser type, operating system, user agent, and the web page last visited.
- Intense Debate Commenter Information: Information about visitors who comment on Sites that use Automattic’s Intense Debate service. The information typically includes the IP address and account information on the Site, along with the comment.
Other Information Provided by the Owner
The Owner may also provide information to Automattic about visitors to their Sites. For example, a directory or other information about Site visitors and customers to Automattic’s “backend” administrative platform for managing the Site.
How Automattic Uses Visitor Information
Information about Site visitors is used by Automattic to provide Services to the Owner and their Sites. The Owner may use the Services to, for example, create and manage the Site, sell products and services on the Site, flag and fight comments from spammers, and collect information through polls, quizzes and other surveys.
Automattic may also use and share information that has been aggregated or reasonably de-identified, so that the information could not reasonably be used to identify any individual. For instance, Automattic may publish aggregate statistics about the use of their services.
How Automattic Shares Visitor Information
The Sites may contain ads from third party ad networks and advertisers, and the Owner may integrate other tools and services on the Sites (such as Google Analytics and third party plugins). Please note that this Privacy Notice only covers the collection of information by the Sites via Automattic, and does not cover the collection by any third party.
Ad networks and analytics providers may set tracking technologies (like cookies) to collect information about visitors’ use of a Site and across other websites and online services, such as a visitor’s IP address, web browser, mobile network information, pages viewed, time spent on pages, links clicked, and conversion information. This information may be used by those companies to, among other things, analyze and track usage, determine the popularity of certain content, and deliver advertisements that may be more targeted to visitor interests. For more information about how to manage and delete cookies, visit aboutcookies.org, and for more information on interest-based ads, including information about how visitors may be able to opt out of having their web browsing information used for behavioral advertising purposes, please visit aboutads.info/choices (US based) and youronlinechoices.eu (EU based).