Twig News ("Twig News") operates twiggallery.com and may operate other websites. It is Twig News's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Twig News 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. Twig News's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Twig News's visitors use its website. From time to time, Twig News may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Twig News also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on twiggallery.com blogs/sites. Twig News 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 Twig News's websites choose to interact with Twig News in ways that require Twig News to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Twig News gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at twiggallery.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Twig News are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Twig News collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Twig News. Twig News 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.
Twig News may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Twig News may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Twig News does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Twig News 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 Twig News's behalf or to provide services available at Twig News'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 Twig News's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Twig News 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, Twig News discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Twig News believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Twig News, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Twig News website and have supplied your email address, Twig News 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 Twig News 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. Twig News takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Twig News, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Twig News 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 Twig News may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.