Your privacy is very important to us. At Ascend Productions we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.

Website Visitors

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

Ascend Productions also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. Ascend Productions only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Ascend Productions’ websites choose to interact with Ascend Productions in ways that require Ascend Productions to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Ascend Productions gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. For those who express an interest in receiving quotations via email, we collect their emails. In each case, Ascend Productions collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Ascend Productions. Ascend Productions 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

Ascend Productions may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. For instance, Ascend Productions may monitor the most popular pages on our site site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Ascend Productions may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Ascend Productions does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Ascend Productions does not disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to any third parties except for contractors working for us. Ascend Productions will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees and contractors as described above, Ascend Productions discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Ascend Productions believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Ascend Productions, third parties or the public at large.  At Ascend Productions we will never send you marketing emails unless you specifically sign up to these.  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. Ascend Productions takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorised 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. Ascend Productions uses cookies to help Ascend Productions identify and track visitors, their usage of the Ascend Productions website, and their website access preferences. Ascend Productions visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Ascend Productions’ website, with the drawback that certain features of Ascend Productions’ website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

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

Ads

At Ascend Productions there is no advertising, or tracking related to this, except to advertise products and services of Ascend Productions.

Comments

Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Ascend Productions may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Ascend Productions’ sole discretion. Ascend Productions 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.