Like most website operators, Positif 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. Positif’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Positif’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Positif may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Positif also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Positif does use this information to identify its visitors, however, but does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Certain visitors to Positif's websites choose to interact with Positif in ways that require Positif to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Positif gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up to make appointments at to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Positif – by purchasing access to the Akismet comment spam prevention service, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Positif collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Positif. Positif 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.

Positif may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Positif may monitor the most popular blogs on the site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Positif may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Positif does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Positif 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 Positif’s behalf or to provide services available at Positif’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 Positif’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Positif 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, Positif discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Positif believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Positif, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Positif website and have supplied your email address, Positif 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 Positif 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. Positif 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 string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Positif uses cookies to help Positif identify and track visitors, their usage of Positif website, and their website access preferences. Positif visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Positif’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Positif’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Positif may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Positif’s sole discretion. Positif encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a account, you should also check your dashboard for alerts to these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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