Maple Insider Privacy Policy

A Note Before We Begin: MapleInsider.com is hosted by Automattic’s WordPress.com. This privacy policy applies to MapleInsider.com and the Maple Insider apps (“Maple Insider”), however anything not specifically addressed here may be covered by the Privacy Policy at WordPress.com. The Maple Insider Privacy Policy is also based on the Creative Commons ShareAlike license generously provide by the folks at Automattic.com.

R. Alliance, LLC (that’s us) operates several websites and this policy applies to MapleInsider.com. Please see our separate privacy policy provided at our other sites, MeetMaple.com and MapleThat.com.

Our Guiding Principles on Privacy

We take your privacy very seriously. Wherever possible we don’t:

  • ask for or store personal information, like your full name or email address, unless it is absolutely necessary for the ongoing operation of our services.
  • share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.

Below is our privacy policy, which incorporates these goals.

If you have questions about our use of your personal data please contact our support team.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Maple Insider 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. The purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use Maple Insider.

Maple Insider also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on WordPress.com blogs. Maple Insider only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally identifying information as described elsewhere in this policy, except that blog commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Maple Insider choose to interact with the website in ways that require personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information gathered depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who want to join the Maple Insider Extended Family to provide an email address so they gain access to private pages. In cases like these, we collect such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Maple Insider. Maple Insider does not disclose personally identifying information other than as described in this policy. 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

Maple Insider may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, we may monitor the most popular blogs to tailor future blog content.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Maple Insider discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees or contractors that

(i) need to know that information in order to process it or to provide services available at Maple Insider, and

(ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others.

Some of those employees or contractors may be located outside of your home country; by using the Maple Insider, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. We will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees or contractors, as described above, we disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect our property or rights or those of third parties or the public at large.

If you are a member of the Maple Insider Extended Family, we 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 Maple Insider and our products.

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 the topic, circumstances or select non-identifying phrases in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. We take 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. Maple Insider uses cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of the website, and their website access preferences. Maple Insider visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Maple Insider, with the drawback that certain features may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Comments

Comments and other content submitted to our Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives or missed spam, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives and missed spam.

Displayed Comments and Testimonials

Visitors to Maple Insider can submit anonymous feedback or commentary regarding Maple Insider using the options found on the Contact page.  Any Comments or Testimonials that appear within the Maple Insider, on pages that are public or private, will be attributed to the submitter, by first name only, to protect the visitor’s personally identifiable information.  There are no anonymous contributions within Maple Insider, see the Maple Insider Terms of Use for additional information on submissions and contributions to Maple Insider.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Maple Insider may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in our sole discretion. Maple Insider 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 policy is effective September 1, 2017.