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The Chute Team
Your privacy is critically important to us. At Chute we have a few guidelines by which we operate:
Like most website operators, Chute 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. Chute’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Chute’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Chute may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Chute also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on SlideChute photos. Chute 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 photo commenter IP addresses may be visible and disclosed to the administrators of the site or blog where the comment was left.
Certain visitors to Chute’s websites choose to interact with Chute in ways that require Chute to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Chute gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an account at SlideChute.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Chute – by upgrading their account to Premium Services, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Chute collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Chute. Chute 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.
Chute may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Chute may monitor the most popular photo widgets on the SlideChute network. Chute may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Chute does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Chute 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 Chute’s behalf or to provide services available at Chute’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 Chute’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Chute 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, Chute discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Chute believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Chute, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Chute website and have supplied your email address, Chute 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 Chute 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. Chute takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally- identifying information.
If Chute, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Chute 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 Chute may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.