Like most website operators, Argyle 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. Argyle’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Argyle’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Argyle may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Argyle also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Argyle 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.
Certain visitors to Argyle’s websites choose to interact with Argyle in ways that require Argyle to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Argyle gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a account at http://argylesocial.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Argyle ( by purchasing additional services, for example ) are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Argyle collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Argyle. Argyle 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.
Argyle may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Argyle may monitor the most popular urls for an account or domain to help identify trends or spam activity. Argyle may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Argyle does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Argyle 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 Argyle’s behalf or to provide services available at Argyle’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 Argyle’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Argyle 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, Argyle discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Argyle believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Argyle, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Argyle website and have supplied your email address, Argyle 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 Argyle 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. Argyle takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Last Updated: March 1, 2010