Your privacy is very important to us. At Fine Press Book Association (FPBA) 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 FPBA’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.
FPBA 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. FPBA’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use our website.
FPBA also collects potentially personally identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. FPBA 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 the FPBA website choose to interact with FPBA in ways that require FPBA to gather personally identifying information. The amount and type of information that FPBA 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. We collect the emails of those who wish to receive FPBA updates via email. In each case, FPBA collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with FPBA. FPBA does not disclose personally identifying information other than as described below. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities (such as membership).
FPBA may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance,FPBA may monitor the most popular pages or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. FPBA may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, FPBA does not disclose personally identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally Identifying Information
FPBA discloses potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information only to those of its president, editor, board members, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on FPBA’s behalf or to provide services available at FPBA’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those individuals, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using FPBA’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. FPBA will not rent or sell potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information to anyone. Other than to its president, editor, board members, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, FPBA discloses potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when FPBA believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of FPBA, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of the FPBA website and have supplied your email address, FPBA 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 FPBA. We primarily use our blog 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. FPBA takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information.
In the unlikely event that FPBA disbands, 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 FPBA may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.