Like most website operators, WealthRat 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. WealthRat’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how WealthRat’s visitors use its website.
WealthRat also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for users and for users leaving comments.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to WealthRat’s websites choose to interact with WealthRat in ways that require WealthRat to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that WealthRat gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, signing up for the WealthRat newsletter will require a name and email address. Those who engage in transactions with WealthRat – by purchasing ebooks or access to member-only content, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, WealthRat collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with WealthRat. WealthRat does not disclose personally-identifying information.
WealthRat may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, WealthRat may monitor the most popular articles on the WealthRat site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
WealthRat 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 WealthRat’s behalf or to provide services available at WealthRat’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 the WealthRat website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. WealthRat 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, WealthRat discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when WealthRat believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of WealthRat, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an WealthRat website and have supplied your email address, WealthRat 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 WealthRat and our products. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. WealthRat takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.