Privacy Policy

WEBSITE VISITORS

Like most website operators, The City Podcast 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. The City Podcast’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how The City Podcast’s visitors use its website. From time to time, The City Podcast may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

The City Podcast also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on WordPress, Disqus blogs. The City Podcast 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 blog commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

GATHERING OF PERSONALLY-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION

Certain visitors to The City Podcast’s websites choose to interact with The City Podcast in ways that require The City Podcast to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that The City Podcast gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a blog at WordPress.com, Disqus to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with The City Podcast – by purchasing merchandise, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, The City Podcast collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with The City Podcast. The City Podcast 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.

AGGREGATED STATISTICS

The City Podcast may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, The City Podcast may monitor the most popular blogs on the WordPress.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. The City Podcast may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, The City Podcast does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

PROTECTION OF CERTAIN PERSONALLY-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION

The City Podcast 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 The City Podcast’s behalf or to provide services available at The City Podcast’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 City Podcast’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The City Podcast 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, The City Podcast discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when The City Podcast believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The City Podcast, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a The City Podcast website and have supplied your email address, The City Podcast 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 The City Podcast 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. The City Podcast takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

COOKIES

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. The City Podcast uses cookies to help The City Podcast identify and track visitors, their usage of The City Podcast website, and their website access preferences. The City Podcast visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using The City Podcast’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of The City Podcast’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

BUSINESS TRANSFERS

If The City Podcast, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that The City Podcast 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 The City Podcast may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

ADS

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by The City Podcast and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

COMMENTS

Comments and other content submitted to our anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

PRIVACY POLICY CHANGES

Although most changes are likely to be minor, The City Podcast may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in The City Podcast’s sole discretion. The City Podcast encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a WordPress.com, Disqus account, you should also check your blog’s dashboard for alerts to these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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