Like most website operators, Force WP 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. Force WP’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Force WP® visitors use its website. From time to time, Force WP may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Force WP also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on blogs. Force WP 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 Force WP websites choose to interact with Force WP in ways that require Force WP to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Force WP gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a blog at forcewp.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Force WP are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Force WP collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Force WP. Force WP 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.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Force WP 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 Force WP’s behalf or to provide services available at Force WP’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 Force WP’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Force WP 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, Force WP discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Force WP believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Force WP, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Force WP website and have supplied your email address, Force WP 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 Force WP 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. Force WP takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Visitors may opt-out of the Google Analytics Advertiser Features we use by visiting Google’s currently available opt-outs for the web.
Comments and other content submitted to the 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.
DMCA Website Notice
If you believe a Force WP customer on a site hosted by the Force WP is infringing your copyright, please send a written notice to:
Force WP – Legal Department.
Section 512(c) of the US DMCA requires that a notice include all of the following in order to be valid:
a. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
b. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or if multiple copyrighted works at a single site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
c. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit Force WP to locate the material;
d. Information reasonably sufficient to permit Force WP to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an e-mail address;
e. A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
f. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are copyright owner or authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the foregoing requirements your DMCA notice may not be valid and Force WP may take no action.