Like most website operators, Bite Fusion 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. Bite Fusion’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Bite Fusion’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Bite Fusion may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Bite Fusion also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on the Website. Bite Fusion only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to the Website choose to interact with Bite Fusion in ways that require Bite Fusion to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Bite Fusion gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment or sign up for an account at BiteFusion.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in activities with Bite Fusion – by entering a competition, for example – may be asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal information required to process entries in those activities. In each case, Bite Fusion collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Bite Fusion. Bite Fusion 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.
Bite Fusion may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. For instance, Bite Fusion may monitor the most popular posts on the Website. Bite Fusion may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Bite Fusion does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Bite Fusion discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its Authors, employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Bite Fusion’s behalf or to provide services available at the Website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those Authors, employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using the Website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Bite Fusion will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its Authors, employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Bite Fusion discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Bite Fusion believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Bite Fusion, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of the Website and have supplied your email address, Bite Fusion 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 Bite Fusion and the Website. We primarily use the Website 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 our Contact page or via one of our other 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. Bite Fusion takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.