Like most website operators, Heritage.io 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. Heritage.io’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Heritage.io’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Heritage.io may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Heritage.io also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Heritage.io does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Certain visitors to Heritage.io’s websites (including wordcamp.org) choose to interact with Heritage.io in ways that require Heritage.io to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Heritage.io gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who use our forums to provide a username and email address. In each case, Heritage.io collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Heritage.io. Heritage.io 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.