We value your privacy in the same way we value our own.
We believe technology can be a force for good if used correctly, or bad if not. It’s all about intentions. We try to avoid: Collecting unnecessary data; exploiting loopholes & legal tricks; dark patterns; insecure transmission of information & unvetted service providers.
Encyclosphere collects non-personally identifying information that web browsers & servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, the date & time of each visitor request. Encyclosphere’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Encyclosphere’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Encyclosphere may release non-personally identifying information in an aggregate & anonymous format.
Encyclosphere also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Encyclosphere does not use such information to identify its visitors & does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses & discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Encyclosphere’s websites choose to interact with Encyclosphere in ways that require Encyclosphere to gather personally-identifying information. The amount & type of information that Encyclosphere gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. In each case, Encyclosphere collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Encyclosphere. Encyclosphere does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Encyclosphere may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. However, Encyclosphere does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Encyclosphere discloses potentially personally-identifying & personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors & affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Encyclosphere’s behalf or to provide services available at Encyclosphere’s websites & (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors & affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Encyclosphere’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Encyclosphere will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying & personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors & affiliated organizations, as described above, Encyclosphere discloses potentially personally-identifying & personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Encyclosphere believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Encyclosphere, third parties, or the public at large. If you send us a request 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. Encyclosphere takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying & personally-identifying information.