- Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected.
- We will collect and use of personal information solely with the objective of fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other compatible purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law.
- We will only retain personal information as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.
- We will collect personal information by lawful and fair means and, where appropriate, with the knowledge or consent of the individual concerned.
- Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be accurate, complete, and up-to-date.
- We will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.
- We will make readily available to customers information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.
We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.
Like most website operators, Dakota Imagery 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. Dakota Imagery’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Dakota Imagery’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Dakota Imagery may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Dakota Imagery also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on socpub.com articles. Dakota Imagery 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 Dakota Imagery’s websites choose to interact with Dakota Imagery in ways that require Dakota Imagery to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Dakota Imagery gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask article contributors who sign up to post an article at socpub.com to provide a username and email address. In each case, Dakota Imagery collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Dakota Imagery. Dakota Imagery 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.
Dakota Imagery may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Dakota Imagery may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Dakota Imagery does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Dakota Imagery 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 Dakota Imagery’s behalf or to provide services available at Dakota Imagery’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 Dakota Imagery’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Dakota Imagery 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, Dakota Imagery discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Dakota Imagery believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Dakota Imagery, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Dakota Imagery website and have supplied your email address, Dakota Imagery 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 Dakota Imagery 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. Dakota Imagery takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If socpub.com, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Dakota Imagery 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 socpub.com may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.