Privacy Policy

Your privacy is extremely important to us.
If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about the privacy policy below, please feel free to contact us.

PingMate operates several websites including PingMate.com and several subdomains. It is PingMate's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Website Visitors
Like most website operators, PingMate 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. PingMate’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how PingMate's visitors use its website. From time to time, PingMate may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website. PingMate also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. PingMate only discloses 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 PingMate's websites choose to interact with PingMate in ways that require PingMate to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that PingMate gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for to PingMate to provide a name and e-mail address. Those who engage in transactions with PingMate – by purchasing access to additional services, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, PingMate collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with PingMate. PingMate 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
PingMate may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. PingMate may also use third-party services (such as Google analytics) to collect statistics and other information about the way users interact with PingMate. PingMate may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, PingMate does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
PingMate 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 PingMate’s behalf or to provide services available at PingMate’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 PingMate’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. PingMate 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, PingMate discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when PingMate believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of PingMate, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a PingMate website and have supplied your e-mail address, PingMate 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 PingMate 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. PingMate takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized 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. PingMate uses cookies to help PingMate identify and track visitors, their usage of PingMate website, their website access preferences, and to improve the overall experience of interacting with the website. PingMate visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using PingMate’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of PingMate’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.
Business Transfers
If PingMate, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that PingMate 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 PingMate may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Third Party Services
Third-party services appearing or used on any of PingMate's websites may set cookies. These cookies allow the third-party to recognize your computer each time you interact with them and to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by PingMate and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.
Privacy Policy Changes
Although most changes are likely to be minor, PingMate may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in PingMate's sole discretion. PingMate 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.

The PingMate Privacy Policy was adapted from the privacy policy at Automattic and is used under a Creative Commons Sharealike License.

This Privacy Policy is effective as of October 10, 2012.