Hymerhyme Holdings, LLC (“Hymerhyme”) owns, publishes, and operates the website junkiejournal.com, and creates content and services under the name Junkie Journal. Hymerhyme is a strong advocate for privacy and anonymity online. Since our primary source of funding derives from advertising revenue, we do rely on marketing from third parties. However, we do not resell your Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”) to third parties.
Hymerhyme will not ask for PII unless we truly need it. Certain interactive user areas, such as our comment system or forums (collectively, “User Areas”), does require that we collect PII to provide these services. We make it easy for you to delete your comments, text, and uploaded images (collectively, “User Content”). We aim to collect the least amount of PII from you as possible, and supply you with several options to hide your PII. We will not share your Personally Identifiable Information with any third party except to:
- comply with the law;
- develop our services; or
- protect our rights.
Some of the information that Hymerhyme collects does not contain PII, such as your name and email address. However, we do collect information regarding the type of browser that you use to access our content, your language and country of origin, which website or search engine referred you, and when you accessed our website (collectively, “Usage Information”). Hymerhyme uses this information to better understand our online traffic and occasionally produces reports based on this Usage Information. We do not link your PII to Usage Information.
Hymerhyme collects technical information about our users, like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, that may be linked to your PII. Technical information allows us to provide some of our services to you. Administrators of the Junkie Journal do have access to your PII when that information is linked to technical information, which allows us to resolve customer services issues and maintain the security of this website.
Personally Identifiable Information
The amount and type of PII that Hymerhyme gathers depends on how you choose to use the Junkie Journal. Visitors who subscribe to our Newsletter must provide their email address, whereas those who choose to leave comments provided additionally information, such as your first name. Those who engage in sales transactions with Hymerhyme are asked to provide additional information necessary to complete those transactions. In each case, Hymerhyme collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of your interaction with the Junkie Journal. Hymerhyme does not disclose PII other than as described below. Visitors can always refuse to supply PII, but in so doing, you may interfere with your ability to access User Areas or utilize our services.
Hymerhyme may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to junkiejournal.com. Hymerhyme may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, such technical information is not linked to PII. In the event that your PII is linked to such technical information, Hymerhyme will not disclose your PII other than as described below.
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 WordPress.com account through a social media service (like Google) or if you connect your website or account to a social media service through our Publicize feature, we will receive information from that service (such as your username, basic profile information, and friends list) via the authorization procedures used by that service. The information we receive depends on which services you authorize and any options that are available.
Protection of Personally Identifiable Information
Hymerhyme discloses PII to administrators and affiliated organizations that:
- need to know that information in order to process it on Hymerhyme’s behalf or to provide services available on the Junkie Journal; and
- that have agreed not to disclose it to others.
Some of those administrators and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using the Junkie Journal, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Hymerhyme will not rent or sell PII to anyone. Other than to its administrators and affiliated organizations, as described above, Hymerhyme discloses PII only in response to a subpoena, court order, or other official request by local, state, and federal governments recognized in the United States, or when Hymerhyme believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Hymerhyme, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of the junkiejournal.com and have supplied your email address, Hymerhyme may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up-to-date with our products and services. We primarily use our affiliated organizations to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum.
If you send us a request to firstname.lastname@example.org, Hymerhyme reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. If your request is chosen for publication, Hymerhyme makes every effort to remove your PII from the request prior to be posted publicly. Hymerhyme takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of all PII.
If Hymerhyme, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Hymerhyme 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 Hymerhyme may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Comments and other user content submitted to the Junkie Journal is processed by Automattic’s Akismet anti-spam service. Hymerhyme does not save user comments on our servers. Automattic may save user comments if they were marked as false positives or missed spam, in which case Automattic may store them long enough to use them to improve the Akismet service to avoid future false positives and missed spam.