Your privacy is critically important to us. Cosmic Ventures has a few fundamental principles:
1. Website Visitors
Like most website operators, CV 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. CV's purpose in collecting non-personally-identifying information is to better understand how CV's visitors use its website. From time to time, CV may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
CV also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on cosmicventures.org. CV 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.
2. Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to CV's websites choose to interact with CV in ways that require CV to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that CV gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an account at cosmicventures.org to provide a username and email address. In each case, CV collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with CV. CV 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.
3. Aggregated Statistics
CV may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, CV may monitor the most popular accounts on the CV websites or use a spam screening service to help identify spam. CV may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, CV does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
4. Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
CV 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 CV's behalf or to provide services available at CV's websites, and (ii) that are legally bound not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using CV's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. CV will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone and will be used by its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above. CV discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when CV believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of CV, third parties, or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a CV website and have supplied your email address, CV 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 CV 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. CV takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and non-personally-identifying information.
6. Business Transfers
If CV, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that CV 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 CV may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Comments and other content submitted to any of CV's anti-spam services 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.