Your privacy is very important to us. At Studio Blackwell we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.

It is Studio Blackwell’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Studio Blackwell 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. Studio Blackwell’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Studio Blackwell’s visitors use its website.

Studio Blackwell also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. Studio Blackwell 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 Studio Blackwell’s websites choose to interact with Studio Blackwell in ways that require Studio Blackwell to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Studio Blackwell gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive Studio Blackwell updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, Studio Blackwell collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Studio Blackwell. Studio Blackwell 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

Studio Blackwell may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Studio Blackwell may monitor the most popular pages on the site.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Studio Blackwell discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Studio Blackwell’s behalf or to provide services available at Studio Blackwell’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organisations may be located outside of your home country; by using Studio Blackwell’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Studio Blackwell will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations, as described above, Studio Blackwell discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Studio Blackwell believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Studio Blackwell, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of the Studio Blackwell website and have supplied your email address, Studio Blackwell 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 Studio Blackwell 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. Studio Blackwell 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. Studio Blackwell uses cookies to help Studio Blackwell identify and track visitors, their usage of Studio Blackwell website, and their website access preferences. Studio Blackwell visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Studio Blackwell’s website, with the drawback that certain features of Studio Blackwell’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

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

Privacy Policy Changes

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