Like most website operators, Telescope Observer 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. TelescopeObserver.com’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how TelescopeObserver.com’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Telescope Observer may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Telescope Observer also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on TelescopeObserver.com blogs/sites. Telescope Observer 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 commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
In order to use our contact form you must consent to having this website store submitted information so we can respond to the inquiry.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to TelescopeObserver.com’s websites choose to interact with Telescope Observer in ways that require Telescope Observer to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Telescope Observer gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at TelescopeObserver.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Telescope Observer are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Telescope Observer collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Telescope Observer. Telescope Observer 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.
Telescope Observer may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Telescope Observer may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Telescope Observer does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Telescope Observer 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 TelescopeObserver.com’s behalf or to provide services available at TelescopeObserver.com’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 TelescopeObserver.com’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Telescope Observer 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, Telescope Observer discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Telescope Observer believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Telescope Observer, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Telescope Observer website and have supplied your email address, Telescope Observer 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 Telescope Observer and our products. If you send us a request (for example via 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. Telescope Observer takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
If Telescope Observer, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Telescope Observer 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 Telescope Observer may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
- Website Visitors
- Contact forms
- Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
- Aggregated Statistics
- Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
- Embedded content from other websites
- Business Transfers
- How long we retain your data
- What rights you have over your data
- Where we send your data
- Contact information