Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us. At BlogCozy we have a few fundamental principles:
  • 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 one of our services.
  • In our blogging products, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals. (Note, we used a privacy policy available under a Creative Commons Sharealike license, see end of this document for details).

If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact our support team.

CozyWorld Inc. (“BlogCozy”) operates the BlogCozy.com website. It is BlogCozy’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

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

BlogCozy also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on WordPress.com blogs. BlogCozy 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 and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

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

BlogCozy may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, BlogCozy may monitor the public posts of the most popular blogs on blogcozy.com or monitor certain blogs for spam or for spamming behavior.  BlogCozy may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, BlogCozy does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

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

Business Transfers

If BlogCozy, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that BlogCozy 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 BlogCozy 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 BlogCozy and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Comments

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.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, BlogCozy may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in BlogCozy’s sole discretion. BlogCozy encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a BlogCozy.com account, you should also check your blog’s dashboard for alerts to these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

 

This Privacy Policy has been adapted from the privacy policy used by the peeps who run WordPress. They have made this policy available under a Creative Commons Sharealike license, which means you’re more than welcome to steal it and repurpose it for your own use, they just say they would appreciate a link to their site somewhere on your site. (Thank you so much for letting us piggyback on your hard work!).