Your privacy is important to us. The Bend Enterprises LLC (also referred to as “The Bend Enterprises”) exercises several fundamental principles to protect our clients, including:
It is The Bend Enterprises LLC’s policy to respect and protect your privacy regarding all information we may collect while operating our websites.
The Bend Enterprises LLC only discloses Personally Identifying Information to those of its domestic and international employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations who are under legal privacy agreements that such information will remain private and protected. Personally, Identifying Information is only used by these parties to process information on behalf of The Bend Enterprises LLC and provide services available to The Bend Enterprises LLC websites. The Bend Enterprises LLC discloses potentially Personally Identifying Information only in response to a subpoena, court order, or other governmental requests, or when The Bend Enterprises LLC believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonable and necessary to protect the property or rights of The Bend Enterprises LLC, relevant and related third parties, or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a The Bend Enterprises website and have supplied your email address, The Bend Enterprises may occasionally email correspondences that inform you about new features, solicit your feedback, or update your business or entity with The Bend Enterprises news, services, or products. The Bend Enterprises blogs and newsletters are the primary vehicle for new product and service announcements, so direct correspondence with this information will only be used if specifically, relevant to you and your needs. In the case of requests made via our The Bend Enterprises support emails or feedback mechanisms, we reserve the right to publish said request to assist in clarification, response efficacy, and assistance of other users. The Bend Enterprises LLC takes all reasonable and necessary measures to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially Personally-Identifying and Personally Identifying Information.
Some of The Bend Enterprises visitors choose to interact with our websites in ways that require The Bend Enterprises LLC to gather Personally Identifying Information. The amount and type of information that The Bend Enterprises LLC gathers depend on the nature of the interaction. For example, visitors who would like to comment on our blogs must provide a username and email address, and the visitors who wish to receive The Bend Enterprises updates via email must provide their email address. In each case, The Bend Enterprises LLC collects such information only as necessary and appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with The Bend Enterprises LLC. This information is never disclosed, sold, rented, or shared, and visitors can always refuse to supply Personally Identifying Information, though it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Like most website operators, The Bend Enterprises LLC collects non-Personally Identifying Information, such as browser type, language preference, referring site, date and time of each visitor request, and other data that web browsers and servers typically make available. While “The Bend Enterprises LLC” may release non-Personally Identifying Information in the aggregate, e.g. by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website, The Bend Enterprises LLC’s primary purpose in collecting non-Personally Identifying Information is to better understand how visitors use its websites.
The Bend Enterprises LLC also collects potentially Personally Identifying Information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged-in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. Except in the case of blog commenting, in which a commenter’s IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog, The Bend Enterprises LLC only discloses the addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses Personally Identifying Information as described above.
The Bend Enterprises LLC may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, The Bend Enterprises LLC may monitor the most popular pages on the www.thebendnovel.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. The Bend Enterprises LLC may display this anonymous statistical information publicly or provide it to others. However, The Bend Enterprises LLC does not disclose Personally Identifying Information in these cases.
If “The Bend Enterprises LLC” or its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that The Bend Enterprises LLC goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that are transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that any acquirer of The Bend Enterprises LLC may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives. False positives are thereby stored long enough to use to improve our services and avoid future false positives.