The Gist of Privacy Policy:

I (Amit N Patel, Independent Blogger) run this site and would love for you to use it.  Please read this privacy policy carefully to understand how I use your email if you share it with me. When you signup for newsletter or updates or some product or service on this site, you will receive information about that on your email. Your email is safe with me and will not be used for any other purpose what so ever.

You are free to unsubscribe whenever you want.

That’s the gist of it.  Thanks also to the good folks at Automattic (responsible for great creations like WordPress.com), who have made their more comprehensive Terms of Service available under a Creative Commons Sharealike license, which means that you can borrow some or all of their wording for your own Terms of Service.  That’s exactly what I did.

Privacy Policy:

Amit Patel ("Amit Patel") operates buildgrowscaleonline and may operate other websites. It is Amit Patel's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

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

Amit Patel also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on buildgrowscaleonline blogs/sites. Amit Patel 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 commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

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

Aggregated Statistics

Amit Patel may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Amit Patel may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Amit Patel does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Amit Patel 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 Amit Patel's behalf or to provide services available at Amit Patel'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 Amit Patel's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Amit Patel 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, Amit Patel discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Amit Patel believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Amit Patel, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Amit Patel website and have supplied your email address, Amit Patel 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 Amit Patel and our products. If you send us a request (for example via 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. Amit Patel takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

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. Amit Patel uses cookies to help Amit Patel identify and track visitors, their usage of Amit Patel website, and their website access preferences. Amit Patel visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Amit Patel's websites, with the drawback that certain features of Amit Patel's websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Amit Patel, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Amit Patel 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 Amit Patel may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Amit Patel and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Amit Patel may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Amit Patel's sole discretion. Amit Patel encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a buildgrowscaleonline account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.