Your privacy is critically important to us. At Whimsical, we have a few fundamental principles:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
- 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 one of our services.
- We aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, kept private, and permanently deleted.
If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact us.
Like most website operators, Whimsical 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. Whimsical’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Whimsical’s visitors use its website.
Whimsical also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users. Whimsical only discloses logged in user IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Whimsical’s website choose to interact with Whimsical in ways that require Whimsical to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Whimsical gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an account to provide a name and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Whimsical – by purchasing a paid plan, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Whimsical collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Whimsical. Whimsical 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.
Information We Collect from Other Sources
With your authorization, we may also obtain information about you from other sources. For example, if you create or log into your whimsical.co account through a social media service (like Google), we will receive information from that service (such as your email and basic profile information) via the authorization procedures used by that service.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Whimsical 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 Whimsical’s behalf or to provide services available at Whimsical’s website, 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 Whimsical’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Whimsical 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, Whimsical discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Whimsical believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Whimsical, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Whimsical website and have supplied your email address, Whimsical 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 Whimsical and our products. 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. Whimsical takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Whimsical, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Whimsical 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 Whimsical may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.