Your privacy is critically important to us. At VenMill, we have a few fundamental principles:
- 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 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.
Like most website operators, VenMill 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. VenMill's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how VenMill's visitors use its website. From time to time, VenMill may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
VenMill also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on WordPress.com blogs. VenMill 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 VenMill websites choose to interact with VenMill in ways that require VenMill to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that VenMill gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. In each case, VenMill collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with VenMill. VenMill 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.
VenMill may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. However, VenMill does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
VenMill 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 VenMill’s behalf or to provide services available at VenMill’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 VenMill’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. VenMill 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, VenMill discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when VenMill believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of VenMill, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a VenMill website and have supplied your email address, VenMill 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 VenMill 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. VenMill takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
- A cookie is a small file, which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow webs applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
- Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
- You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
- You can choose to opt out of receiving targeting advertising from third parties. For more information, visit the DAA opt-out site www.aboutads.info or the NAI opt-out site at networkadvertising.org/choices.
If VenMill, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that VenMill 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 VenMill may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Comments and other content submitted to our website 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.