Your privacy is critically important to us. At MarshalltownToday we have a few fundamental principles:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
- We don’t share any information with anyone except to comply with the law.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
- In our blogging products, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.
It is MarshalltownTodays’ policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
US COPPA Compliance
MarshalltownToday complies with all laws and regulations as laid out in the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. This means that MarshalltownToday:
– does not require a child to disclose more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in an activity – we only require a uniuqe username be created for account creation;
Like most website operators, MarshalltownToday and our parent company, BeebeWebsites, 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. MarshalltownToday’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how MarshalltownToday’s visitors use its website. From time to time, MarshalltownToday may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
MarshalltownToday also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on MarshalltownToday blogs. MarshalltownToday 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 MarshalltownToday’s websites choose to interact with MarshalltownToday in ways that require MarshalltownToday to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that MarshalltownToday gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a blog at MarshalltownToday to provide a username and in some cases, an email address (which is optional for students). Those who engage in transactions with MarshalltownToday – by upgrading to an account, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, MarshalltownToday collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with MarshalltownToday. MarshalltownToday 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.
MarshalltownToday may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, MarshalltownToday may monitor the most popular blogs on the MarshalltownToday site or use spam screened by our filters to help identify spam. MarshalltownToday may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, MarshalltownToday does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
MarshalltownToday uses Google Analytics for stat tracking including Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. These stats are never shared, sold, or used for purposes other than to understand our visitors and improve our service.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
MarshalltownToday 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 MarshalltownToday’s behalf or to provide services available at MarshalltownToday’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 MarshalltownToday’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. MarshalltownToday 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, MarshalltownToday discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when MarshalltownToday believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of MarshalltownToday, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an MarshalltownToday website and have supplied your email address, MarshalltownToday 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 MarshalltownToday 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. MarshalltownToday takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.