Layer7 Tools (“Layer7 Tools”) operates Layer7 Tools.com and may operate other websites. It is Layer7 Tools’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Layer7 Tools 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. Layer7 Tools’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Layer7 Tools’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Layer7 Tools may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Layer7 Tools also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on Layer7 Tools.com blogs/sites. Layer7 Tools 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 Layer7 Tools’s websites choose to interact with Layer7 Tools in ways that require Layer7 Tools to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Layer7 Tools gathers depend on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at Layer7 Tools.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Layer7 Tools are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Layer7 Tools collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Layer7 Tools. Layer7 Tools 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.
Layer7 Tools may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. Layer7 Tools may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Layer7 Tools does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Layer7 Tools discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Layer7 Tools’s behalf or to provide services available at Layer7 Tools’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organisations may be located outside of your home country; by using Layer7 Tools’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Layer7 Tools will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations, as described above, Layer7 Tools discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental requests, or when Layer7 Tools believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Layer7 Tools, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Layer7 Tools website and have supplied your email address, Layer7 Tools 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 Layer7 Tools 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. Layer7 Tools takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorised access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Layer7 Tools, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Layer7 Tools 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 Layer7 Tools may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.