Your privacy is critically important to us. At 5fields 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.
- We aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.
Like most website operators, 5fields 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. 5fields’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how 5fields’s visitors use its website. From time to time, 5fields may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
5fields also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments. 5fields 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.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to 5fields’s websites choose to interact with 5fields in ways that require 5fields to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that 5fields gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who register or sign up for services at 5fields to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with 5fields are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, 5fields collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with 5fields. 5fields 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.
5fields may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. 5fields may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, 5fields does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
5fields discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on 5fields’s behalf or to provide services available at 5fields’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organisations may be located outside of your home country; by using 5fields’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. 5fields will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations, as described above, 5fields discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a court order or other governmental request, or when 5fields believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of 5fields, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an 5fields website and have supplied your email address, 5fields 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. 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. 5fields takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorised access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If 5fields, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that 5fields 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 5fields may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.