Your privacy is critically important to us. We have a few fundamental principles:
1 We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
2 We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
3 In our services 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.
Note: the privacy policies below are available under a Creative Commons Sharealike license, which means you’re more than welcome to steal it and repurpose it for your own use, just make sure to replace references to us with ones to you.
Countdown Cow is currently controlled by the Belgian company Fiction Industries We are hoping to transfer Countdown Cow to a new stand-alone company in the near future.
It is Fiction Industries’ policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Fiction Industries 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. Fiction Industries’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Fiction Industries’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Fiction Industries may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Fiction Industries also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Fiction Industries does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Certain Countdown Cow visitors choose to interact with Countdown Cow in ways that require Countdown Cow to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Fiction Industries gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an account at countdowncow.com to provide a username and email address. Fiction Industries collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Countdown Cow. Countdown Cow 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.
Fiction Industries may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Fiction Industries may monitor the most popular profiles on the countdowncow.com site. Fiction Industries may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Fiction Industries does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Fiction Industries 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 Fiction Industries’s behalf or to provide services available at Fiction Industries’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 Fiction Industries’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Fiction Industries 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, Fiction Industries discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Fiction Industries believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Fiction Industries, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Fiction Industries website and have supplied your email address, Fiction Industries 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 Fiction Industries and our products. We primarily use our blog 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. Fiction Industries takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.