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Privacy Policy

Ascribe Bureau’s privacy policy includes the process of personal information for certain legitimate business purposes which include, some or all, of the following:

  • Where the processing enables us to enhance, modify, personalise or otherwise improve our services/communications for the benefit of the customer.
  • To identify and prevent fraud.
  • To enhance the security of our networks and information systems.
  • To better understand how people, interact with our social media and websites.
  • To provide postal communications which we think will be of benefit and interest to you.
  • To determine the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and our advertising.

Whenever Ascribe Bureau process data for these purposes Ascribe Bureau will ensure that we always keep your Personal Data rights in the highest regard and take into account all of your data protection rights under any and all current legislation.

You have the right to object to this processing at any time. Please bear in mind that if you do object, this may affect Ascribe Bureau’s ability to carry out the tasks above which may be of benefit to you.

Your privacy is very important to us. At Ascribe Bureau we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our services and products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the ongoing operation of our site or services to you that are still work in progress.

Ascribe Bureau policy is to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our services or websites.

Website Visitors

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

Ascribe Bureau also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. Ascribe Bureau 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 Ascribe Bureau’s websites choose to interact with Ascribe Bureau in ways that require Ascribe Bureau to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Ascribe Bureau gathers depend on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive Ascribe Bureau updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, Ascribe Bureau collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Ascribe Bureau.

Ascribe Bureau 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

Ascribe Bureau may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Ascribe Bureau may monitor the most popular pages on the website or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Ascribe Bureau may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Ascribe Bureau does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

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

Cookies

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. Ascribe Bureau uses cookies to help Ascribe Bureau identify and track visitors, their usage of Ascribe Bureau website, and their website access preferences. Ascribe Bureau visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Ascribe Bureau’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Ascribe Bureau’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Ascribe Bureau or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Ascribe Bureau goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that are transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that any acquirer of Ascribe Bureau may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Advertisements

Advertisements appearing on any of Ascribe Bureau websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. 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 Ascribe Bureau and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Comments

Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service 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, Ascribe Bureau may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Ascribe Bureau’s sole discretion. Ascribe Bureau encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.