At Factlink 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 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.
If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact us.
Factlink Inc. (“Factlink”) operates several websites including factlink.com and beta.factlink.com. It is Factlink’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Factlink 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. Factlink’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Factlink’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Factlink may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Factlink also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on beta.factlink.com and factlink.com. Factlink 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 commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of Factlink.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Factlink’s websites choose to interact with Factlink in ways that require Factlink to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Factlink gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for at beta.factlink.com and factlink.com to provide a username, name, email address and optionally information they want to share with others like their location. Those who engage in transactions with Factlink are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Factlink collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Factlink. Factlink 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.
Factlink may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Factlink may monitor the most popular channels on the factlink.com site or use spam screened by Factlink to help identify spam. Factlink may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Factlink does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Factlink 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 Factlink’s behalf or to provide services available at Factlink’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 Factlink’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Factlink 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, Factlink discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Factlink believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Factlink, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Factlink website and have supplied your email address, apart of digest emails you might have subscribed to, Factlink 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 Factlink 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. Factlink takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Factlink, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Factlink 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 Factlink may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.