Your privacy is critically important to us. At Practical Manifestations we have a few fundamental
• 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
• 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.
• In our blogging products, 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
Practical Manifestations, LLC (“Practical Manifestations”) may operate several websites
including PracticalManifestations.com. It is Practical Manifestations’ policy to respect your
privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Practical Manifestations 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.
Practical Manifestations’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better
understand how Practical Manifestations’ visitors use its website. From time to time, Practical
Manifestations may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by
publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Practical Manifestations also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet
Protocol (IP) addresses. Practical Manifestations 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.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Practical Manifestations’ websites choose to interact with Practical
Manifestations in ways that require Practical Manifestations to gather personally-identifying
information. The amount and type of information that Practical Manifestations gathers depends
on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up to blog at
practicalmanifestations.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in
transactions with Practical Manifestations – 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, Practical Manifestations collects such information only insofar as is necessary or
appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Practical Manifestations.
Practical Manifestations 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.
Practical Manifestations or its agents may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its
websites. For instance, Practical Manifestations may monitor the most popular blogs on the
Practicalmanifestations.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify
spam. Practical Manifestations may display this information publicly or provide it to others.
However, Practical Manifestations does not disclose personally-identifying information other
than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Practical Manifestations 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 Practical Manifestations’ behalf or to provide
services available at Practical Manifestations’ 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 Practical Manifestations’ websites, you consent to the
transfer of such information to them. Practical Manifestations 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, Practical
Manifestations discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information
only when required to do so by law, or when Practical Manifestations believes in good faith that
disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Practical Manifestations,
third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Practical Manifestations
website and have supplied your email address, Practical Manifestations 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 Practical Manifestations 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. Practical Manifestations takes all measures
reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction
of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
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. Practical Manifestations
Manifestations website, and their website access preferences. Practical Manifestations visitors
who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse
cookies before using Practical Manifestations’ websites, with the drawback that certain features
of Practical Manifestations’ websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.
Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who
may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they
send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your
computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted
Although most changes are likely to be minor, Practical Manifestations may change its Privacy
Policy from time to time, and in Practical Manifestations’ sole discretion. Practical Manifestations
have a wordpress.com account, you should also check your blog’s dashboard for alerts to these
your acceptance of such change.
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