Last Updated April 23, 2015
The SwitchGads website and service is owned by SwitchGads organized under the laws of the State of New York (“Switchgads”, “We”, “Us”, “Our”).
Information We Collect
Like most website operators, Switchgads 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. Switchgads’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Switchgads’ visitors use its website. From time to time, Switchgads may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Switchgads also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blog. Switchgads 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 and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Switchgads may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. Switchgads may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, SwitchGads does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Switchgads’ websites choose to interact with Switchgads in ways that require Switchgads to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Switchgads gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a blog to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Switchgads are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Switchgads collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Switchgads. Switchgads 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.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Switchgads discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and legally affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Switchgads’ behalf or to provide services available at Switchgads’ website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others, and to registered users whom purchase or provide services available at Switchgads’ website. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Switchgads’ website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Switchgads will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its registered users, employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Switchgads discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Switchgads believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Switchgads, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Switchgads website and have supplied your email address, Switchgads 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 Switchgads and our products. 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. Switchgads takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Access to Personal Information
If your personal information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, delete inaccuracies, or amend it by making the change on our member information page or by emailing us at YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS. We will respond to your access request within 30 days. We will retain your information (including geo-location) for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us at YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
If Switchgads, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Switchgads 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 Switchgads may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Comments and other content submitted to Switchgads are saved on our servers.