Cookies and Privacy

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. At Alan the Printer we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.

It is our policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.

Website Visitors

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

Alan the Printer also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. Alan the Printer 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 blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Alan the Printer’s website choose to interact with Alan the Printer in ways that require Alan the Printer to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Alan the Printer’s  gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive information or updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, Alan the Printer collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with us.  We do 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.

Aggregated Statistics

Alan the Printer may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Alan the Printer  may use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Alan the Printer may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Alan the Printer does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Alan the Printer 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 our behalf or to provide services available at our 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 Alan the Printer’s  website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. We 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, Alan the Printer discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when we believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect our property or, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of our website and have supplied your email address, we 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 Alan the Printer and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs 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. We take all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorised access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

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

Business Transfers

If Alan the Printer , or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Alan the Printer 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 Alan the Printer may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.