Like most website operators, andYOU.com 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. andYOU.com's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how andYOU.com's visitors use its website. From time to time, andYOU.com may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
andYOU.com also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments. andYOU.com 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 are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to andYOU.com's websites choose to interact with andYOU.com in ways that require andYOU.com to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that andYOU.com gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, you may choose to leave a comment on a lesson. In each case, andYOU.com collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with andYOU.com. andYOU.com 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.
andYOU.com 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 andYOU.com's behalf or to provide services available at andYOU.com's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. andYOU.com 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, andYOU.com discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when andYOU.com believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of andYOU.com, third parties or the public at large. If you send us a request (for example via a support email), 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. andYOU.com takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
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.