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Privacy Policy

 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:

  1. Personal Privacy: The Bend Enterprises LLC will never ask for extraneous personal information like gender, religion, or income level unless you request this information to be included as part of your vision, business, and brand.
  2. Primary Confidentiality: The Bend Enterprises LLC does not share your information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products with data gathered anonymously, or protect our rights.
  3. Exclusion and Deletion: The Bend Enterprises LLC does not store your personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site, and always with your full transparency and permission.

It is The Bend Enterprises LLC’s policy to respect and protect your privacy regarding all information we may collect while operating our websites.

Protecting Personally Identifying Information

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.

Gathering 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.

 Website Visitors

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.

Aggregated Statistics

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. 

Cookies

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

Business Transfers

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.

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 exclusively covers The Bend Enterprises LLC use of cookies and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Comments

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.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, The Bend Enterprises LLC may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at The Bend Enterprises LLC sole discretion. The Bend Enterprises LLC 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.