(Note: this policy is based on that of Automattic Inc., makers of WordPress, along with suggestions from Google to make it compliant with their AdSense policy requirements. Like the Automattic policy, it is made available under a Creative Commons Sharealike license. This means which you're welcome to steal it and repurpose it for your own use, just make sure to replace references to me with ones to you. In addition, before relying on this policy for use on your own site, I recommend you consult a qualified attorney.)
Kristopher Nelson ("I," "me," and "my") operates several websites including eKris.org, KrisNelson.org, intrigue.eKris.org, LawSchool.eKris.org, and inpropriapersona.com. It is my general policy to protect the information I may collect while operating my websites.
Like most website operators, I collect 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. My purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how my visitors use my website. From time to time, I may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of my websites.
I also collect potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. I do not use such information to identify my visitors, however, and do not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that I use and disclose personally-identifying information, as described below.
Certain visitors to my websites choose to interact with me in ways that require me to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that I gather depends on the nature of the interaction. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
I may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, I may monitor the most popular pages on my sites or comments. However, I do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
I disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of my employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on my behalf or to provide services available at my 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 my websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.
I do not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to my employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, I disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when I believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect my property or rights, third parties or the public at large.
If you are a registered user of one of my websites and have supplied your email address, I 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 me or my websites. If you send me a request (for example via a support email or via one of my feedback mechanisms), I reserve the right to publish it in order to help clarify or respond to your request or to help support other users. I take measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
"It is emphatically the province and duty of the judicial department to say what the law is." Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. 137, 177 (1803).