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Privacy Policy

Pri­vacy Policy:

Stiletto Cot­tage (“Stiletto Cot­tage”) oper­ates StilettoCottage.net and may oper­ate other web­sites. It is Stiletto Cot­tage pol­icy to respect your pri­vacy regard­ing any infor­ma­tion we may col­lect while oper­at­ing our websites.

Web­site Visitors

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

Stiletto Cot­tage also col­lects poten­tially personally-identifying infor­ma­tion like Inter­net Pro­to­col (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leav­ing com­ments on StilettoCottage.net blogs/sites. Stiletto Cot­tage 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 com­menter IP addresses and email addresses are vis­i­ble and dis­closed to the admin­is­tra­tors of the blog/site where the com­ment was left.

Gath­er­ing of Personally-Identifying Information

Cer­tain vis­i­tors to Stiletto Cot­tage web­sites choose to inter­act with Stiletto Cot­tage in ways that require Stiletto Cot­tage to gather personally-identifying infor­ma­tion. The amount and type of infor­ma­tion that Stiletto Cot­tage gath­ers depends on the nature of the inter­ac­tion. For exam­ple, we ask vis­i­tors who sign up at StilettoCottage.net to pro­vide a user­name and email address. Those who engage in trans­ac­tions with Stiletto Cot­tage are asked to pro­vide addi­tional infor­ma­tion, includ­ing as nec­es­sary the per­sonal and finan­cial infor­ma­tion required to process those trans­ac­tions. In each case, Stiletto Cot­tage col­lects such infor­ma­tion only inso­far as is nec­es­sary or appro­pri­ate to ful­fill the pur­pose of the visitor’s inter­ac­tion with Stiletto Cot­tage. Stiletto Cot­tage 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

Stiletto Cot­tage may col­lect sta­tis­tics about the behav­ior of vis­i­tors to its web­sites. Stiletto Cot­tage may dis­play this infor­ma­tion pub­licly or pro­vide it to oth­ers. How­ever, Stiletto Cot­tage does not dis­close personally-identifying infor­ma­tion other than as described below.

Pro­tec­tion of Cer­tain Personally-Identifying Information

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

Busi­ness Transfers

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

Ads

Ads appear­ing on any of our 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 Stiletto Cot­tage and does not cover the use of cook­ies by any advertisers.

Pri­vacy Pol­icy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Stiletto Cot­tage may change its Pri­vacy Pol­icy from time to time, and in Stiletto Cot­tage sole dis­cre­tion. Stiletto Cot­tage encour­ages vis­i­tors to fre­quently check this page for any changes to its Pri­vacy Pol­icy. If you have a StilettoCottage.net account, you might also receive an alert inform­ing you of these changes. Your con­tin­ued use of this site after any change in this Pri­vacy Pol­icy will con­sti­tute your accep­tance of such change.