Like most website operators, AbridgeMe 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. AbridgeMe’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how AbridgeMe’s visitors use its website. From time to time, AbridgeMe may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
AbridgeMe also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. AbridgeMe does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to AbridgeMe’s websites choose to interact with AbridgeMe in ways that require AbridgeMe to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that AbridgeMe gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who create a AbridgeMe account to provide a name and email address. In each case, AbridgeMe collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with AbridgeMe. AbridgeMe 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 such as creating a AbridgeMe account.
AbridgeMe may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, AbridgeMe may reveal how much traffic it received. However, AbridgeMe does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
AbridgeMe 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 AbridgeMe’s behalf or to provide services available at AbridgeMe’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 AbridgeMe’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. AbridgeMe 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, AbridgeMe discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when AbridgeMe believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of AbridgeMe, third parties, or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a AbridgeMe website and have supplied your email address, AbridgeMe 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 AbridgeMe and our products. We primarily use our blog and Twitter account 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. AbridgeMe takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Credit and copyrights
Just like any other site, don’t contribute any copyrighted or trademarked materials if you’re not the owner. Also, be sure to properly credit any quote, link or Creative Commons-type artwork you use.
We reserve the right to modify, edit, refuse or reuse anything you contribute. Specifically, we may occasionally edit improper grammar and/or sentence structure from an otherwise outstanding summary.