Thomas McCreary (“Tom McCreary”) operates ValuetheValue.com and may operate other websites. It is Tom McCreary’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information that may be collected while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Tom McCreary 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. Tom McCreary’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Tom McCreary’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Tom McCreary may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Tom McCreary also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on ValuetheValue.com blogs/sites. Tom McCreary 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 Tom McCreary’s websites choose to interact with Tom McCreary in ways that require Tom McCreary to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Tom McCreary gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at ValuetheValue.comto provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Tom McCreary are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Tom McCreary collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Tom McCreary. Tom McCreary 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.
Tom McCreary may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Tom McCreary may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Tom McCreary does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Tom McCreary discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Tom McCreary’s behalf or to provide services available at Tom McCreary’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 Tom McCreary’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Tom McCreary will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to any contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Tom McCreary discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Tom McCreary believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Tom McCreary, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Tom McCreary website and have supplied your email address, Tom McCreary 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 Tom McCreary and the free valuethevalue.com community. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), Tom McCreary reserves the right to publish it in order to help clarify or respond to your request or to help support other users. Tom McCreary takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
If Tom McCreary’s website, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Tom McCreary terminates his websites, 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 Tom McCreary’s assets may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.