Privacy Policy

The following Privacy Policy has been modified and used according to a Creative Commons Sharealike license, and was originally provided by the fine folks at Automattic, Inc., via their website, WordPress.com.

It is the policy of critiQal.com (“critiQal“) to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.

Website Visitors

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

critiQal also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. critiQal does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Use of Cookies

Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on your prior visits to critiQal or other websites. Users may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings or www.aboutads.info.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to critiQal’s website choose to interact with critiQal in ways that require critiQal to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that critiQal gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who add a comment to provide a name and email address. In each case, critiQal collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with critiQal. critiQal 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

critiQal may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, critiQal may use spam screened by a service of it’s choosing to help identify spam, and that service may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, critiQal does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

critiQal 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 critiQal’s behalf or to provide services available at critiQal’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 critiQal’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. critiQal 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, critiQal discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when critiQal believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of critiQal, third parties or the public at large.

If you are a registered user of critiQal‘s website and have supplied your email address, critiQal will not send you e-mail unless you specifically request us to do so, or you sign up for a critiQal e-mail list. If you send us a communication (for example via a comment or the “Contact Us” form), 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. critiQal takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, critiQal may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at critiQal’s sole discretion. critiQal 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.