Your privacy is very important to us. Before the fine print starts, let's talk like humans:

  • We only gather information we need to provide and improve our services.
  • Your private information stays with us and the services we use to develop our websites. The only exception is if we are required by law to do otherwise.
  • We may email you periodically about our services, but we make it easy to opt-out.

What follows is our privacy policy, modified from a similar policy by the fine folks at Automattic who have generously provided theirs via Creative Commons license.

Lincoln Loop, LLC. ("Lincoln Loop") operates several websites including lincolnloop.com, gingerhq.com, BotBot.me. It is Lincoln Loop's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Lincoln Loop 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. Lincoln Loop's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Lincoln Loop's visitors use its website. From time to time, Lincoln Loop may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Lincoln Loop also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users. Lincoln Loop only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Lincoln Loop's websites choose to interact with Lincoln Loop in ways that require Lincoln Loop to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Lincoln Loop gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an account at gingerhq.com to provide a name and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Lincoln Loop – by purchasing access to gingerhq.com, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Lincoln Loop collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Lincoln Loop. Lincoln Loop 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.

Aggregated Statistics

Lincoln Loop may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Lincoln Loop may monitor the most popular channels on the BotBot.me site. Lincoln Loop may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Lincoln Loop does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Lincoln Loop 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 Lincoln Loop's behalf or to provide services available at Lincoln Loop'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 Lincoln Loop's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Lincoln Loop 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, Lincoln Loop discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Lincoln Loop believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Lincoln Loop, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Lincoln Loop website and have supplied your email address, Lincoln Loop 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 Lincoln Loop 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. Lincoln Loop takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Lincoln Loop uses cookies to help Lincoln Loop identify and track visitors, their usage of Lincoln Loop website, and their website access preferences. Lincoln Loop visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Lincoln Loop's websites, with the drawback that certain features of Lincoln Loop's websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Lincoln Loop, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Lincoln Loop 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 Lincoln Loop may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Lincoln Loop and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Lincoln Loop may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Lincoln Loop's sole discretion. Lincoln Loop encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.