As of January 13, 2012
StashWall is committed to our users’ privacy. Your information is accessible only to you and other circle members with whom you have shared your items. We do not share your private content with any third party unless you have authorized it.
The Information We Collect
When accessing our Website, StashWall, Inc. will learn certain information about you during your visit. How we will handle information we learn about you depends upon what you do when visiting our site.
If you visit our site to read or download information on our pages, we collect and store only the following information about you:
- The name of the domain from which you access the Internet
- The date and time you access our site
- The Internet address of the website you used to link directly to our site
- Year of birth
The information collected is for statistical purposes. StashWall, Inc. may use software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, StashWall, Inc. uses software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
StashWall, Inc. will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us, nor will such information be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without the approval of the user at the time of collection.
If you identify yourself by sending us an e-mail containing personal information, then the information collected will be solely used to respond to your message.
How We Protect Your Content
StashWall adheres to the highest standards of data security. We use a combination of encryption techniques and authentication procedures, among others, to maintain the security of your online session and to protect StashWall accounts and systems from unauthorized access. When you register for the StashWall service, we require a password from you for your privacy and security. StashWall transmits information such as your registration information or log in credentials securely.
Our servers are in a secure facility. Security personnel monitor the system 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. The employees with access to your information need it to do their jobs, and are required to strictly maintain your confidentiality. No employee may put any sensitive content on any insecure machine (i.e., nothing can be taken from the database and put on an insecure laptop).
From the time you submit your login ID and password, the communications between your computer and the StashWall website are encrypted. This enables client and server applications to communicate in a way that is designed to prevent eavesdropping, tampering and message forgery.
StashWall has been verified by Verisign for its use of SSL encryption technologies. All employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices.
What You Must Do to Keep Your Data Safe
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Login ID and Password.
We recommend you set up a strong password that prevents others from guessing your password and we help you do that. We also recommend that you change your password periodically. You are responsible for maintaining the security of your login ID and password. You may not provide these credentials to any third party.
Use and Disclosure of Anonymous Information
We sometimes use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our site and to enable us to personalize your Internet experience. We also may use this information in the aggregate to analyze how our site is used, as well as to offer you products, programs or services. Sometimes we share aggregate information with others, including affiliated companies and non-affiliated companies.
Collection of Information by Others
Our site may contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different than ours. You should check the other sites’ privacy notices since we have no control over information that is submitted to or collected by them.
Discussions and Community Tools
We may, from time to time, make community tools available to you. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information for other users to view and for us to use. For example, from time to time, we may use the content you write (including your name or screen name if you post it) for promotional purposes, in e-mail newsletters or elsewhere, and by using stashwall.com and/or these community tools, you agree that we may do so. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information in these areas, since anyone – not just us – may use publicly posted information.
Stashwall.com may present links in a format that enables us to understand whether they have been followed. We use this information to understand and improve the quality of stashwall.com’s search technology. For instance, this data helps us determine how often users are satisfied with the first result of a query and how often they proceed to later results.
Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits our users who are California residents to request certain information regarding its disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes within the immediately preceding calendar year. If you would like to make such a request, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us using the information in the “Contact Information” section below
Changes to this Policy
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us any time at email@example.com.