Like most website operators, Rickabaugh Publishing 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. Rickabaugh Publishing’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Rickabaugh Publishing’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Rickabaugh Publishing may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Rickabaugh Publishing also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on AugustaCrime.com listings. Rickabaugh Publishing 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 listing commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the listing where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Rickabaugh Publishing’s websites choose to interact with Rickabaugh Publishing in ways that require Rickabaugh Publishing to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Rickabaugh Publishing gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a listing at AugustaCrime.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Rickabaugh Publishing – by purchasing featured listings or promotions for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Rickabaugh Publishing collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Rickabaugh Publishing. Rickabaugh Publishing 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.
Rickabaugh Publishing may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Rickabaugh Publishing may monitor the most popular listings on the AugustaCrime.com site. Rickabaugh Publishing may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Rickabaugh Publishing does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Rickabaugh Publishing 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 Rickabaugh Publishing’s behalf or to provide services available at Rickabaugh Publishing’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 Rickabaugh Publishing’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Rickabaugh Publishing 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, Rickabaugh Publishing discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Rickabaugh Publishing believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Rickabaugh Publishing, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Rickabaugh Publishing website and have supplied your email address, Rickabaugh Publishing may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new client promotions, features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Rickabaugh Publishing and our products. We primarily use our various product listings 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. Rickabaugh Publishing takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Rickabaugh Publishing, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Rickabaugh Publishing 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 Rickabaugh Publishing may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.