PRIVACY POLICY

PRIVACY POLICY

Website Visitors
Like most website operators, 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. THECOUCHPOTATO.CA ’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Automatic’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Automatic may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

THECOUCHPOTATO.CA also collects potentially personally identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on WordPress.com blogs. THECOUCHPOTATO.CA 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 THECOUCHPOTATO.CA’s websites choose to interact with THECOUCHPOTATO.CA in ways that require THECOUCHPOTATO.CA to gather personally identifying information. The amount and type of information that THECOUCHPOTATO.CA gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a blog at WordPress.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with THECOUCHPOTATO.CA – by purchasing products from the THE COUCH POTATO online store – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, THECOUCHPOTATO.CA collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with THECOUCHPOTATO.CA. THECOUCHPOTATO.CA 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.

Aggregated Statistics
THECOUCHPOTATO.CA may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Automatic may monitor the most popular blogs on the WordPress.com, THECOUCHPOTATO.CA does not disclose personally identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally Identifying Information
THECOUCHPOTATO.CA 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 THECOUCHPOTATO.CA behalf or to provide services available THECOUCHPOTATO.CA 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 THECOUCHPOTATO.CA websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. THECOUCHPOTATO.CA 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, THECOUCHPOTATO.CA discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when THECOUCHPOTATO.CA believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of THECOUCHPOTATO.CA, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an THECOUCHPOTATO.CA website and have supplied your email address, THECOUCHPOTATO.CA 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 THECOUCHPOTATO.CA c 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 THECOUCHPOTATO.CA takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information.

Cookies & 3rd Party Advertisements
Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on your site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.
We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visithttp://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

Business Transfers
If THECOUCHPOTATO.CA, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that THECOUCHPOTATO.CA 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 THECOUCHPOTATO.CA may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads
Advertising partners, who may set cookies, may deliver ads appearing on any of our websites to users. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by THECOUCHPOTATO.CA and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Comments
Comments and other content submitted to our comment section 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.

Privacy Policy Changes
Although most changes are likely to be minor THECOUCHPOTATO.CA may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in THECOUCHPOTATO.CA’s sole discretion. THECOUCHPOTATO.CA encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a WordPress.com account, you should also check your blog’s dashboard for alerts to these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.