Your privacy is critically important to us. At Pear Software we have a few fundamental principles:
Pear Ltd. ("Pear Software") operates several websites including pear.co.nz, wordjot.com and bla.st. It is Pear Software's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Pear Software 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. Pear Software’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Pear Software’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Pear Software may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Pear Software also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Pear Software 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.
Certain visitors to Pear Software's websites choose to interact with Pear Software in ways that require Pear Software to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Pear Software gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a blog at wordjot.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Pear Software – by purchasing access to the Akismet comment spam prevention service, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Pear Software collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Pear Software. Pear Software 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.
Pear Software may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Pear Software may monitor the most popular blogs on the wordjot.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Pear Software may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Pear Software does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Pear Software 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 Pear Software's behalf or to provide services available at Pear Software'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 Pear Software's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Pear Software 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, Pear Software discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Pear Software believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Pear Software, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Pear Software website and have supplied your email address, Pear Software 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 Pear Software 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. Pear Software takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.