Information that identifies you – PII or Personally Identifiable Information – is considered by us to be your property. All information that you disclose to us will be considered Personally Identifiable Information. We consider your Personally Identifiable Information to be protected by your copyright, and we consider your Personally Identifiable Information to be your secret, to be protected by intellectual property laws that protect copyright and trade secrecy, whether or not you have taken steps to claim copyright and trade secrecy protection. Specifically, we consider your Personally Identifiable Information to be part of a Personal Biographical Work that is protected by your Personal Nondisclosure Agreement (PersonalNDA) whether or not you have explicitly created those documents.
Personally Identifiable Information that you share with us about yourself is therefore part of your MyOwnInformation files. By sharing it with us you have granted us a license to use it only as a part of our relationship with you and only for the purpose of maintaining that relationship.
Reliable Identities, Inc. 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. Reliable Identities, Inc.’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Reliable Identities, Inc.’s visitors in the aggregate use its website. From time to time, Reliable Identities, Inc. may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Reliable Identities, Inc. also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments. Reliable Identities, Inc. only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Reliable Identities, Inc.’s websites choose to interact with Reliable Identities, Inc. in ways that require Reliable Identities, Inc. to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Reliable Identities, Inc. gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Those who engage in transactions with Reliable Identities, Inc. – by purchasing our products and services, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Reliable Identities, Inc. collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Reliable Identities, Inc.. Reliable Identities, Inc. does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors may refuse to supply personally-identifying information; however, that refusal may prevent you from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Reliable Identities, Inc. may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Reliable Identities, Inc. may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Reliable Identities, Inc. does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Reliable Identities, Inc. is a member of The Authenticity Alliance, which is a group of entities that are licensed by The Authenticity Institute to use certain technologies and methods in their operations. The license by which your Personally Identifiable Information is disclosed to us does not extend to other members of The Authenticity Alliance unless you explicitly declare that to be the case, by clicking or otherwise designating your agreement to become an individual affiliate of The Authenticity Alliance.
Reliable Identities, Inc. 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 Reliable Identities, Inc.’s behalf or to provide services available at Reliable Identities, Inc.’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 Reliable Identities, Inc.’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Reliable Identities, Inc. 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, Reliable Identities, Inc. discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Reliable Identities, Inc. believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Reliable Identities, Inc., third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Reliable Identities, Inc. website and have supplied your email address, Reliable Identities, Inc. 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 Reliable Identities, Inc. 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. Reliable Identities, Inc. takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. The instance and content of cookie information in your computer is considered to be Personally Identifiable Information, licensed by you to us under the terms of the standard Personal Nondisclosure Agreement and related Personal License.
If Reliable Identities, Inc., or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Reliable Identities, Inc. 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 Reliable Identities, Inc. may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.