It is 50 States and Counting’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.
Like most website operators, 50 States and Counting 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. 50 States and Counting’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how 50 States and Counting’s visitors use its website.
50 States and Counting also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on 50Statesandcounting.com blogs/sites. 50 States and Counting 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 commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to 50 States and Counting’s websites choose to interact with 50 States and Counting in ways that require 50 States and Counting to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that 50 States and Counting gathers depends on the nature of the interaction.
50 States and Counting may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. 50 States and Counting may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, 50 States and Counting does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
50 States and Counting 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 50 States and Counting’s behalf or to provide services available at 50 States and Counting’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 50 States and Counting’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. 50 States and Counting 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, 50 States and Counting discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when 50 States and Counting believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of 50 States and Counting, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an 50 States and Counting website and have supplied your email address, 50 States and Counting 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 50 States and Counting and our products. If you send us a request (for example via 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. 50 States and Counting takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If 50 States and Counting, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that 50 States and Counting 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 50 States and Counting may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.