Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us. At Mustard Seed Associates we have a few fundamental privacy principles:

  1. We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law or protect our rights.
  2. We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
  3. We aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals: (Note, this privacy policy is available under a Creative Commons Sharealike license thanks to automattic.com. We have adopted their good policy for our use at MSA. Because of this licensing, you’re more than welcome to steal it and re-purpose it for your own use, just make sure to replace references to us with ones to you, and if you want, automattic would also appreciate a link somewhere on your site.) If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact our MSA Privacy Support person.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Mustard Seed Associates (MSA) 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. MSA’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how our visitors use our website. From time to time, MSA may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

MSA also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our website. MSA 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 MSA’s website choose to interact with us in ways that require MSA to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that A MSA gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for our e-newsletter online to provide a username and email address. Similarly, if you chose to purchase resources through MSA we will also ask for your mailing address so that we can follow up with any questions you may have or if we need to mail a physical product to you. In each case, MSA collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with MSA. Mustard Seed Associates 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

MSA may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, MSA may monitor the most popular blogs on the site or use spam screened by various services to help identify spam. MSA does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Mustard Seed Associates 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 MSA’s behalf or to provide services available at MSA’s websites (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 MSA’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.

MSA 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, MSA discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when MSA believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of MSA, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an MSA website and have supplied your email address, MSA 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 at Mustard Seed Associates.

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. MSA uses cookies to help us identify and track visitors, their usage of our website, and their website access preferences. MSA visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using MSA’s websites, with the drawback that certain features may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Comments

Comments and other content submitted to our 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, Mustard Seed Associates may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Mustard Seed Associates’ sole discretion. Mustard Seed Associates encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.