Privacy Policy

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Crooked Chimney Technology Group, LLC (“Crooked Chimney”) operates several websites including, but not limited to, phiddle.com and crookedchimney.com. It is Crooked Chimney’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

WEBSITE VISITORS

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

Crooked Chimney also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users interacting with our websites. Crooked Chimney 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 Crooked Chimney’s websites choose to interact with Crooked Chimney in ways that require Crooked Chimney to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Crooked Chimney gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a passport at Phiddle.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Crooked Chimney – by purchasing premium services, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Crooked Chimney collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Crooked Chimney. Crooked Chimney 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

Crooked Chimney may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Crooked Chimney may monitor the most popular artists or events on the Phiddle.com site. Crooked Chimney may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Crooked Chimney does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

PROTECTION OF CERTAIN PERSONALLY-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION

Crooked Chimney 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 Crooked Chimney’s behalf or to provide services available at Crooked Chimney’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 Crooked Chimney’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Crooked Chimney 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, Crooked Chimney discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Crooked Chimney believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Crooked Chimney, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Crooked Chimney website and have supplied your email address, Crooked Chimney 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 Crooked Chimney 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. Crooked Chimney 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. Crooked Chimney uses cookies to help Crooked Chimney identify and track visitors, their usage of Crooked Chimney website, and their website access preferences. Crooked Chimney visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Crooked Chimney’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Crooked Chimney’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

BUSINESS TRANSFERS

If Crooked Chimney, or substantially all of its assets (or substantially all of the assets of one of its website properties), were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Crooked Chimney 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 Crooked Chimney (or one of its website properties) may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

ADS

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Crooked Chimney and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google. Google utilizes the data collected to track and examine the use of www.example.com, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

Personal data collected: Cookie and Usage Data. Place of processing: USA. Find Google’s privacy policy here.

PRIVACY POLICY CHANGES

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Crooked Chimney may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Crooked Chimney’s sole discretion. Crooked Chimney 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.

[This Privacy Policy was adapted from one published by Automattic.com and is similarly made available under the Creative Commons Sharealike license.]

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