Privacy Policy

It is Ring of Five’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.

Website Visitors

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

Ring of Five also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on Ring of Five pings. Ring of Five 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 Ring of Five choose to interact with Ring of Five in ways that require Ring of Five to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Ring of Five gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an account on http://www.ringof5.com to provide a name and email address. In each case, Ring of Five collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Ring of Five. Ring of Five 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

Ring of Five may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Ring of Five may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Ring of Five does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

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

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 Ring of Five and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

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