Privacy Policy

Updated June 1st, 2017

Your privacy is important to us. At SIFT LOCAL we have a few fundamental principles:

  1. We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  2. We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  3. We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals:

SIFT LOCAL LLC (SIFT LOCAL) operates siftlocal.co. It is SIFT LOCAL’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

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

SIFT LOCAL also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. SIFT LOCAL 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 SIFT LOCALs websites choose to interact with SIFT LOCAL in ways that require SIFT LOCAL to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that SIFT LOCAL gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up account at SIFTLOCAL.co to provide a username and email address. SIFT LOCAL collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with SIFT LOCAL. SIFT LOCAL 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

SIFT LOCAL may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. SIFT LOCAL may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, SIFT LOCAL does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. <4>Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information SIFT LOCAL 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 SIFT LOCALs behalf or to provide services available at SIFT LOCALs 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 SIFT LOCALs websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. SIFT LOCAL 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, SIFT LOCAL discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when SIFT LOCAL believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of SIFT LOCAL, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an SIFT LOCAL website and have supplied your email address, SIFT LOCAL may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with whats going on with SIFT LOCAL and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs 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. SIFT LOCAL 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 visitors computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. SIFT LOCAL uses cookies to help SIFT LOCAL identify and track visitors, their usage of SIFT LOCAL website, and their website access preferences. SIFT LOCAL visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using SIFT LOCALs websites, with the drawback that certain features of SIFT LOCALs websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, SIFT LOCAL may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in SIFT LOCALs sole discretion. SIFT LOCAL 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 Privacy Policy was crafted from Wordpress.com's version, which is available under a Creative Commons Sharealike license.
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