Your privacy is critically important to us. At Smeddum’s Hotchpotch, we have a few fundamental principles:
- 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 ongoing operation of one of our services.
- In our blogging products, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.
Like most website operators, Smeddum’s Hotpotch 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. Smeddum’s Hotpotch purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Automattic’s visitors use its website.
Smeddum’s Hotpotch may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Smeddum’s Hotpotch may monitor the most popular blogs on the WordPress.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam.
Comments and other content submitted to our Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives or missed spam, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives and missed spam.