Last updated: October 22, 2012
At Planet Rational we have a few fundamental principles:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, provide you with the services you have requested, or protect our rights.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our Service.
- Through our Service, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.
Information We Collect
Certain visitors to Planet Rational’s websites may choose to interact with Planet Rational in ways that require Planet Rational to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Planet Rational may gather will depend on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a website through our Service to provide their name and email address. Those who engage in financial transactions with Planet Rational may be asked to provide additional information, including address, phone number, and debit card or credit card information. In each case, Planet Rational collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Planet Rational. Planet Rational 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.
How We Collect Information
Information We Disclose
Planet Rational 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, Planet Rational discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Planet Rational believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Planet Rational, third parties or the public at large.
If you are a registered user of an Planet Rational website and have supplied your email address, Planet Rational 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 Planet Rational 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. Planet Rational maintains reasonable physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Cookies and Related Technologies
Planet Rational may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to our website or to websites created using our Service by using cookies and other technologies.
We may collect many different types of information from cookies and other technologies, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Planet Rational’s purpose in collecting non-personally-identifying information is to better understand how Planet Rational’s visitors use its websites. From time to time, Planet Rational may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its websites.
Planet Rational may also use pixel tags, clear gifs and web beacons to help us better understand how you use our Service and to customize your experience with our Service. Pixel tags, clear gifs, and web beacons are tiny graphic images placed on website pages or in our emails that allow us to determine whether you have performed specific actions. When you access these pages or open email messages, the pixel tags and web beacons generate a notice of that action to us, or our service providers. These tools allow us to measure response to our communications and improve our web pages and promotions.
If Planet Rational, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Planet Rational 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 Planet Rational may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Correcting Personal Information
You can access, update and delete your contact information, financial account information, and the other information you provided to use in your profile by logging into your account on the Service or by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services and to maintain a record of your transactions for financial reporting purposes. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us using the information provided below. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.