Your privacy is very important to us. As such, Wantster operates under the following fundamental principles to keep your information secure:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we need it.
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
- We always aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.
- Any personal information collected without the express permission of users will only be done to best serve the interests of the user and when consent cannot otherwise be obtained in a timely manner.
Like most website operators, Wantster 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. Wantster’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how our visitors use our website. From time to time, we may release non-personally identifying information in the aggregate - as an example - by publishing a report on trends in the usage of Wantster.
Wantster also collects potentially personally identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs and public boards. Wantster 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 Wantster choose to interact with the website in ways that require us to gather personally identifying information. The amount and type of information that Wantster gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an account at Wantster to provide a username, email address, date of birth, etc. Those who engage in transactions with the website are asked to provide further additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Wantster collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Wantster. Wantster does not disclose personally identifying information other than as described below. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Wantster may also obtain potentially personally identifying information or personally identifying information about individuals based on their transactions throughout the website, the items they add to their Lists, and from third parties posting information and wants on user homepages, message boards or Lists.
Wantster has no control over the information posted by third parties and, while we will apply this policy to the best of our ability, will not be liable or responsible for information posted by you or third parties in publicly accessible forums. If there are concerns about information posted publicly on any Wantster website, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to have the situation examined or the content removed. Further, Wantster shall not be responsible for any usages or damages caused by the usage of potentially personally identifying or personally identifying information that has been posted in a public forum, on Wantster or elsewhere, by the user or a third party. Wantster shall not be responsible for usages or damages from use of copies of any information posted in a public forum, on Wantster or elsewhere, by the user or a third party.
Please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of other users with whom you share your information. We cannot guarantee that only authorized persons will view your information. We cannot ensure that information you share on Wantster will not become publicly available. We are not responsible for third party circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures. You can reduce these risks by using common sense security practices such as choosing a strong password, using different passwords for different services, and using up to date antivirus software. You should report any security violations to us at email@example.com
Wantster may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. For instance, we may monitor the most popular items or ‘wants’. Wantster may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, we will not disclose any personally identifying information other than as described below.
Protection and Disclosure of Certain Personally Identifying Information
Wantster 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 behalf of Wantster or to provide services available through our website, 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 Wantster, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Wantster may also disclose personally identifying information for the purposes set forth in the Personal Identification Protection and Electronic Documents Act: including, but not limited to, for the purposes of collecting outstanding debts; to legal counsel for the purposes of obtaining full legal advice; when requested by an authorized government agency; to assist in an emergency situation that threatens the life, health or security of an individual; etc.
We 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, Wantster discloses potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Wantster believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Wantster, third parties or the public at large.
If you are a registered user of our website and have supplied your email address, we 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 Wantster. 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.
Wantster takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information.
If Wantster, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that the company 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 Wantster may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.