No one likes to feel their information might be made public. Well, you trust that we will never do that to you. If you subscribe to our mailing list, our irregular updates are all you will get. No third party emails, no selling of email addresses. That’s just anti-social behaviour. So, without further ado, here is our official Privacy & Legals, for those of you who like reading long copy.

Website Visitors

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

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Shape Our Future’s websites choose to interact with Shape Our Future in ways that require Shape Our Future to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Shape Our Future gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Those who engage in transactions with Shape Our Future are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Shape Our Future collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Shape Our Future. Shape Our Future 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

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

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Shape Our Future 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 Shape Our Future’s behalf or to provide services available at Shape Our Future’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 Shape Our Future’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Shape Our Future 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, Shape Our Future discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Shape Our Future believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Shape Our Future, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Shape Our Future website and have supplied your email address, Shape Our Future 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 Shape Our Future 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. Shape Our Future 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. Shape Our Future uses cookies to help Shape Our Future identify and track visitors, their usage of Shape Our Future website, and their website access preferences. Shape Our Future visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Shape Our Future’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Shape Our Future’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

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

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Shape Our Future may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Shape Our Future’s sole discretion. Shape Our Future encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.