This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, please contact Brittany DeMauro at bratkneed[at]gmail[dot]com.
This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.
This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.
The owner(s) of this blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers’ own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.
This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.
Your privacy is very important to us. 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.
Like most website operators, BratKnee 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. BratKnee’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how BratKnee’s visitors use its website.
BratKnee also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blog. BratKnee 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 BratKnee’s websites choose to interact with BratKnee in ways that require BratKnee to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that BratKnee 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 BratKnee updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, BratKnee collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with BratKnee. BratKnee 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.
BratKnee may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, BratKnee may monitor the most popular pages on the bratkneed.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. BratKnee may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, BratKnee does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
BratKnee 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 BratKnee’s behalf or to provide services available at BratKnee’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 BratKnee’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. BratKnee 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, BratKnee discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when BratKnee believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of BratKnee, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a BratKnee website and have supplied your email address, BratKnee 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 BratKnee 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. BratKnee takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If BratKnee, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that BratKnee 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 BratKnee may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Comments and other content submitted to Akismet 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.