Your pri­va­cy is very impor­tant to us. At we have a few fun­da­men­tal prin­ci­ples that we fol­low:

  • 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 rea­son.)
  • 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 our site.

We pol­i­cy to respect your pri­va­cy regard­ing any infor­ma­tion we may col­lect while oper­at­ing our web­sites.

Web­site Vis­i­tors

Like most web­site oper­a­tors, 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.’s pur­pose in col­lect­ing non-per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fy­ing infor­ma­tion is to bet­ter under­stand how’s vis­i­tors use its web­site. From time to time, may release non-per­son­al­ly-iden­ti­fy­ing infor­ma­tion in the aggre­gate, e.g., by pub­lish­ing a report on trends in the usage of its web­site. also col­lects poten­tial­ly per­son­al­ly-iden­ti­fy­ing infor­ma­tion like Inter­net Pro­to­col (IP) address­es for logged in users and for users leav­ing com­ments on our blogs. 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 blog com­menter IP address­es are vis­i­ble and dis­closed to the admin­is­tra­tors of the blog where the com­ment was left.

Gath­er­ing of Per­son­al­ly-Iden­ti­fy­ing Infor­ma­tion

Cer­tain vis­i­tors to’s web­site choose to inter­act with  in ways that require  to gath­er per­son­al­ly-iden­ti­fy­ing infor­ma­tion. The amount and type of infor­ma­tion that gath­ers depends on the nature of the inter­ac­tion. For exam­ple, we ask vis­i­tors who com­ment on our blog to pro­vide a user­name and email address. Those who wish to receive updates via email, we col­lect their emails. In each case, col­lects such infor­ma­tion only inso­far as is nec­es­sary or appro­pri­ate to ful­fill the pur­pose of the visitor’s inter­ac­tion with 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 may col­lect sta­tis­tics about the behav­ior of vis­i­tors to its web­sites. For instance, may mon­i­tor the most pop­u­lar pages on the site or use spam screened by the Akismet ser­vice to help iden­ti­fy spam. may dis­play this infor­ma­tion pub­licly or pro­vide it to oth­ers. How­ev­er, does not dis­close per­son­al­ly-iden­ti­fy­ing infor­ma­tion oth­er than as described below.

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

Busi­ness Trans­fers

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


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 adver­tise­ments that they believe will be of most inter­est to you. This Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy cov­ers the use of cook­ies by and does not cov­er the use of cook­ies by any adver­tis­ers.


Com­ments and oth­er con­tent sub­mit­ted to Akismet anti-spam ser­vice are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false pos­i­tives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the ser­vice to avoid future false pos­i­tives.

Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy Changes

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

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