Area 52 Group Ltd ("Area 52 Group") operates area52group.com and may operate other websites. It is Area 52 Group's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Area 52 Group 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. Area 52 Group's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Area 52 Group's visitors use its website. From time to time, Area 52 Group may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Area 52 Group also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on area52group.com blogs/sites. Area 52 Group 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 commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Area 52 Group's websites choose to interact with Area 52 Group in ways that require Area 52 Group to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Area 52 Group gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at area52group.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Area 52 Group are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Area 52 Group collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Area 52 Group. Area 52 Group 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.
Area 52 Group may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Area 52 Group may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Area 52 Group does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Area 52 Group 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 Area 52 Group's behalf or to provide services available at Area 52 Group'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 Area 52 Group's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Area 52 Group 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, Area 52 Group discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Area 52 Group believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Area 52 Group, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Area 52 Group website and have supplied your email address, Area 52 Group 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 Area 52 Group and our products. If you send us a request (for example via 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. Area 52 Group takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Area 52 Group, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Area 52 Group 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 Area 52 Group may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.