Your privacy is very important. At Shojo Power! we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.
It is Shojo Power’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.
Like most website operators, Shojo Power! 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. Shojo Power’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Shojo Power’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Shojo Power! may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Shojo Power! also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. Shojo Power! 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 blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Shojo Power’s website choose to interact with Shojo Power! in ways that requires Shojo Power! to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Shojo Power! gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive Shojo Power! updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, Shojo Power! collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Shojo Power!. Shojo Power! 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.
Shojo Power! may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Shojo Power! may monitor the most popular pages on the website or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Shojo Power! may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Shojo Power! does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Shojo Power! discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its internal team members and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Shojo Power’s behalf or to provide services available at Shojo Power’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those internal team members and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Shojo Power’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Shojo Power! will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its internal members and affiliated organizations, as described above, Shojo Power! discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Shojo Power! believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Shojo Power!, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of Shojo Power! and have supplied your email address, Shojo Power! 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 Shojo Power! 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. Shojo Power! takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.