Privacy Policy

Last updated: July 30, 2015

Introduction

Hi there! I take your privacy very important, which is why I have a few principles:

  • I do not ask for any information unless I actually need it.
  • I do not share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop products, or protect my rights.
  • I do not store personal information on any servers unless required for ongoing operation for one of my Services.

Below is my privacy policy, which incorporates these goals. It is loosely based off of the privacy policy used by Automattic. Thanks for making it CC Sharealike!

I, Stu Alsford (“I”,”me”,”my”), operator of this website, also operate a number of Apps published through Google Play. It is my policy to respect your privacy regarding any information I may collect while operating any of my Apps as well as this website.

Website Visitors

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

I also collect potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments. I only disclose logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the website where the comment was left.

As a Visitor, you are not required to provide us with any Personally Identifiable Information.

App Users

Unless explicitly covered, I do not collect any information from my applications. The only information that is provided is from Google when using the Google Play Store. Please consult their privacy policy on this for more information.

Talos Launcher (Previously Daddy Gave Me A Phone)

No data entered in to Talos Launcher is reported back to me. There are no ads and no data permissions. The only time I will collect any information, both Personal and Non-Personal will be as a direct result of emailing. In such cases the email will be deleted as soon as it has been dealt with appropriately and will not be released to any third parties, except when required by law.

Home Switch

Home Switch uses Google Ad-Mob to provide advertisements. Please read this policy, provided by Google, for information on how Google uses this data.

The only time I will collect any information, both Personal and Non-Personal will be as a direct result of emailing. In such cases the email will be deleted as soon as it has been dealt with appropriately and will not be released to any third parties, except when required by law.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to my websites or apps choose to interact with me in ways that require me to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that I gather depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, sending and email would provide a name and email address. In each case, I collect such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction. I do 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 activities or receiving appropriate support.

Aggregated Statistics

I may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to my websites and apps. For instance, I may monitor the most popular pages and analyse site usage. I may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, I do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

I may disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those contractors and affiliated organisations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on my behalf or to provide services available at my websites or apps, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those contractors and affiliated organisations may be located outside of your home country; by using my websites or apps, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. I will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to contractors and affiliated organisations, as described above, I may disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when I believe, in good faith, that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of myself, third parties or the public at large.

If you have previously emailed in regards to an specific issue with an app or the website, and have given your name and email address, I may send you an email to inform you when the issue has been fixed and solicit feedback. I will not use your email address to promote new features and keep you up to date. I primarily use my blog, or app update notes, to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), I reserve the right to publish it in order to help clarify or respond to your request or to help support other users. I take 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. I use cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of the website, and their website access preferences. Visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using my websites, with the drawback that certain features of said websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

In the very unlikely event that someone were to acquire any assets, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred to a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any apps provided by Stu Alsford will be provided by Google Ad-Mob. Please read this policy, provided by Google, for information on how Google uses this data.

Ads appearing on any of my 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 Stu Alsford and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, I may change this Privacy Policy from time to time, and at my sole discretion. I encourage visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to the Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site, and my apps, after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

 

Change Log:
  • July 30, 2015: Initial Privacy Policy uploaded