Your privacy is very important to us. At The Highfield they have a few fundamental principles that they follow – They don’t ask you for personal information unless they truly need it – They don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law or protect their rights – They don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of the site.
It is The Highfield’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information they may collect while you are operating the website.
Like most website operators, The Highfield 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. Our purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how our visitors use the website.
The Highfield also collects potentially personally-identifying information like the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. We only disclose 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 The Highfield’s websites choose to interact with The Highfield in ways that require them to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that they gather depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up to our newsletter to provide a name and email address. In each case, The Highfield collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with the website. The Highfield 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.
The Highfield may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. For instance, The Highfield may monitor the most popular pages on the site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. The Highfield may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, The Highfield does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
The Highfield discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on The Highfield’s behalf or to provide services available at The Highfield’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organisations may be located outside of your home country; by using The Highfield’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The Highfield will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations, as described above, The Highfield discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when The Highfield believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The Highfield, third parties or the public at large. If you are a register The Highfield 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 The Highfield 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. The Highfield takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorised access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.