Your privacy is very important to us. At ESG PlayBook 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.
ESG PlayBook LLC (“ESG PlayBook”) ESG PlayBook operates several websites including esgplaybook.com. It is ESG PlayBook’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, ESG PlayBook 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. ESG PlayBook’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how ESG PlayBook’s visitors use its website. From time to time, ESG PlayBook may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
ESG PlayBook also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. ESG PlayBook 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 ESG PlayBook’s websites choose to interact with ESG PlayBook in ways that require ESG PlayBook to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that ESG PlayBook 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 ESG PlayBook updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, ESG PlayBook collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with ESG PlayBook. ESG PlayBook 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.
ESG PlayBook may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, ESG PlayBook may monitor the most popular pages on the esgplaybook.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service and/or Google reCAPTCHA to help identify spam. ESG PlayBook may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, ESG PlayBook does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
ESG PlayBook 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 ESG PlayBook’s behalf or to provide services available at ESG PlayBook’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 ESG PlayBook’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. ESG PlayBook 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, ESG PlayBook discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when ESG PlayBook believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of ESG PlayBook, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an ESG PlayBook website and have supplied your email address, ESG PlayBook 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 ESG PlayBook 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. ESG PlayBook 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 and/or Google reCAPTCHA are 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.
ESG PlayBook Google Analytics application uses the Google Analytics Reporting API to gather analytics about your website and present them in an actionable way via charts, graphs and tables inside your WordPress dashboard to any user with administrator level privileges on your website.
ESG PlayBook discloses client Google Analytics information with prior user consent only to those of its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on ESG PlayBook behalf or to provide the services available at ESG PlayBook websites (ii) and to provide necessary technical support for our services.
You can learn about the use of Google oAuth permissions here.