Like most website operators, Garage Sale Trail 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. Garage Sale Trail’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Garage Sale Trail’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Garage Sale Trail may release non-personallyidentifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Garage Sale Trail also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Garage Sale Trail 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.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Garage Sale Trail’s websites choose to interact with Garage Sale Trail in ways that require Garage Sale Trail to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Garage Sale Trail gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who use our forums to provide a username and email address. In each case, Garage Sale Trail collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Garage Sale Trail. Garage Sale Trail 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.
Garage Sale Trail may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Garage Sale Trail may reveal how many downloads a particular version got, or say which plugins are most popular based on checks from api.Garage Sale Trail, a web service used by Garage Sale Trail installations to check for new versions of Garage Sale Trail and plugins. However, Garage Sale Trail does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information