Like most website operators, Beeches Community Group 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. Beeches Community Group's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Beeches Community Group's visitors use its website. From time to time, Beeches Community Group may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Beeches Community Group also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Beeches Community Group 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.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Beeches Community Group websites choose to interact with Beeches Community Group in ways that require Beeches Community Group to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Beeches Community Group gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who use our forums to provide a username and email address. In each case, Beeches Community Group collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Beeches Community Group. Beeches Community Group 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.
Beeches Community Group may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Beeches Community Group may reveal how many downloads a particular version got, or say which plugins are most popular based on checks from Beeches Community Group/api/, a web service used by Beeches Community Group installations to check for new versions of Beeches Community Group and plugins. However, Beeches Community Group does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Beeches Community Group 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 Beeches Community Group's behalf or to provide services available at Beeches Community Group'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 Beeches Community Group's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Beeches Community Group 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, Beeches Community Group discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Beeches Community Group believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Beeches Community Group, third parties, or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Beeches Community Group website and have supplied your email address, Beeches Community Group 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 Beeches Community Group and our products. We primarily use our forum 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. Beeches Community Group takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.