Your privacy is important to us.

Our privacy principles are:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t store personal information with anyone except to comply with the law or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
  • In our website and 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 that incorporates these goals.

It is Crystal Stairs, Inc.’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

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

Crystal Stairs, Inc. also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Crystal Stairs, Inc. 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.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Crystal Stairs, Inc.’s website choose to interact with Crystal Stairs, Inc. in ways that require Crystal Stairs, Inc. to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Crystal Stairs, Inc. gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, those who engage in transactions with Crystal Stairs, Inc. are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Crystal Stairs, Inc. collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Crystal Stairs, Inc. Crystal Stairs, Inc. 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
Crystal Stairs, Inc. may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Crystal Stairs, Inc. may monitor the most popular blog posts on our website. Crystal Stairs, Inc. may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Crystal Stairs, Inc. does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Crystal Stairs, Inc. discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Crystal Stairs, Inc.’s behalf or to provide services available from Crystal Stairs, Inc. and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Crystal Stairs, Inc. will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its contractors and affiliated organizations as described above, Crystal Stairs, Inc. discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Crystal Stairs, Inc. believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Crystal Stairs, Inc., third parties or the public at large. Crystal Stairs, Inc. 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. Crystal Stairs, Inc. uses cookies to help Crystal Stairs, Inc. identify and track visitors, their usage of Crystal Stairs, Inc.’s website, and their website access preferences. Crystal Stairs, Inc. visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using the Crystal Stairs, Inc. website, with the drawback that certain features of Crystal Stairs, Inc.’s website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes
Although most changes are likely to be minor, Crystal Stairs, Inc. may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Crystal Stairs, Inc.’s sole discretion. Crystal Stairs, Inc. 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.

Thanks to Automattic for sharing this Policy Policy wording.