Fountain International ("Fountain International") operates fountain-international.org and may operate other websites. It is Fountain International policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Fountain International 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. Fountain International purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Fountain International visitors use its website. From time to time, Fountain International may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Fountain International also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on fountain-international.org blogs/sites. Fountain International 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 commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Fountain International websites choose to interact with Fountain International in ways that require Fountain International to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Fountain International gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at fountain-international.org to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Fountain International are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Fountain International collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Fountain International. Fountain International 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.
Fountain International may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Fountain International may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Fountain International does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Fountain International 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 Fountain International behalf or to provide services available at Fountain International 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 Fountain International websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Fountain International 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, Fountain International discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Fountain International believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Fountain International, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Fountain International website and have supplied your email address, Fountain International 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 Fountain International and our products. If you send us a request (for example via 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. Fountain International takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Fountain International, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Fountain International 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 Fountain International may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
When accessing our Website, will learn certain information about you during your visit.
Similar to other commercial Web sites, our Web site utilizes a standard technology called "cookies" (see explanation below, "What Are Cookies?") and Web server logs to collect information about how our Web site is used. Information gathered through cookies and Web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Web site, and the Web sites visited just before and just after our Web site, your IP address.
What Are Cookies?
A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a Web site, that site's computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each Web site can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a Web site to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.
IP addresses are used by your computer every time you are connected to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer. IP addresses are automatically collected by our web server as part of demographic and profile data known as “traffic data” so that data (such as the Web pages you request) can be sent to you.
If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received online, mail and telephone.
How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?
Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering our business activities, providing customer service and making available other items and services to our customers and prospective customers.
will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us, nor will such information be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without the approval of the user at the time of collection.
We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights.
A Special Note About Children
Children are not eligible to use our web site and services and we ask that minors (under the age of 13) do not submit any personal information to us. If you are a minor, you can use this site only in conjunction with permission and guidance from your parents or guardians.
How Do We Protect Your Information and Secure Information Transmissions?
Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we request that you do not send private information to us by email. However, doing so is allowed, but at your own risk. Some of the information you may enter on our Web site may be transmitted securely via a secure medium known as Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL. Credit Card information is never transmitted via email.
may use software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, uses software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.
If you have any questions regarding this Policy, or your dealings with our web site, please contact us.