PRIVACY POLICY

Last updated: November 29, 2018


Thank you for visiting Manwë Design Studio. Manwë Design Studio is committed to honoring the privacy of our members and visitors. This privacy policy, part of our overall Terms of Service (“Terms of Service”), covers personally identifiable information shared through MDS.

This privacy policy applies to www.manwedesign.com, owned and operated by Manwë Design Studio (“MDS”). This privacy policy describes how MDS collects and uses the personal information you provide on our web site: www.manwedesign.com. It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information and how you can access and update this information.

MDS complies with the U.S.–E.U. Safe Harbor framework and the U.S.–Swiss Safe Harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal data from European Union member countries and Switzerland. MDS has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, please visit www.export.gov/safeharbor.

Your privacy is critically important to us. 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.  Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals.

MDS operates this website. It is MDS’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors
Like most website operators, MDS 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. MDS’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how MDS’s visitors use its website. From time to time, MDS may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.  MDS also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for visitors. MDS only discloses visitor IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to MDS’s websites choose to interact with MDS in ways that require MDS to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that MDS gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, visitors who complete the “Contact Us” form will need to provide their Name, Email Address, and Phone Number. MDS collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with MDS. MDS 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
MDS may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, MDS may monitor the most popular blogs use a spam guard to help identify spam. MDS may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, MDS does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
MDS 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 MDS’s behalf or to provide services available at MDS’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 MDS’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. MDS 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, MDS discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when MDS believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of MDS, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an MDS website and have supplied your email address, MDS 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 MDS 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. MDS 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. MDS uses cookies to help MDS identify and track visitors, their usage of MDS website, and their website access preferences. MDS visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using MDS’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of MDS’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers
If MDS, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that MDS 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 MDS may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads
As of April 14, 2015, advertisements are not available to purchase on this website.  In the event that MDS decides to sell advertising space, this Privacy Policy will only cover the content on the MDS website, and will not be applicable for any outside links to advertisers’ websites.

Privacy Policy Changes
Although most changes are likely to be minor, MDS may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in MDS’s sole discretion. MDS 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.

Children Under Thirteen
MDS is not directed to children under 13 years of age and we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personally identifiable information, we will delete such information from our files.

Contact Us
If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us by using our support system.

All correspondence should be sent to:

Manwë Design Studio
ATTN: Collin Levine
Re: Privacy Concern
10610 Sunderland Rd
Louisville, KY 40243