Privacy Policy

Your pri­vacy is crit­ic­ally import­ant to us.

  • We won’t ask you for per­sonal inform­a­tion unless it is abso­lutely needed. (We don’t like ser­vices that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no appar­ent reason.)
  • We won’t share your per­sonal inform­a­tion with any­one except to com­ply with the law, develop this site, or pro­tect our rights.
    This site won’t store per­sonal inform­a­tion on serv­ers unless required for the on-going oper­a­tion of one of the ser­vices.
  • 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 deleted.

If you have ques­tions about delet­ing or cor­rect­ing your per­sonal data please con­tact us. It is our policy to respect your pri­vacy about any inform­a­tion we may col­lect while oper­at­ing our web­sites.

Below is our pri­vacy policy which incor­por­ates these goals:

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. Our pur­pose in col­lect­ing non-per­son­ally identi­fy­ing inform­a­tion is to bet­ter under­stand how our vis­it­ors use our 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.

We also col­lect poten­tially per­son­ally-identi­fy­ing inform­a­tion like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leav­ing com­ments on this site. We only dis­close 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 this web­site choose to inter­act with this site in ways that require us to gather per­son­ally-identi­fy­ing inform­a­tion. The amount and type of inform­a­tion that we gather depends on the nature of the inter­ac­tion. Those who engage in trans­ac­tions with us may be are asked to provide addi­tional inform­a­tion, includ­ing as neces­sary the per­sonal and fin­an­cial inform­a­tion required to pro­cess those trans­ac­tions. In each case, we col­lect such inform­a­tion only inso­far as is neces­sary or appro­pri­ate to ful­fill the pur­pose of the visitor’s inter­ac­tion. We won’t 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

We may col­lect stat­ist­ics about the beha­vior of vis­it­ors to its web­sites, such as which pages they vis­ited, but these will only be used intern­ally to improve per­form­ance of the site.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

We dis­close poten­tially per­son­ally-identi­fy­ing and per­son­ally-identi­fy­ing inform­a­tion only to people that (i) need to know that inform­a­tion in order to pro­cess it on our behalf or to provide ser­vices avail­able at our 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 our web­sites, you con­sent to the trans­fer of such inform­a­tion to them. We won’t rent or sell poten­tially per­son­ally-identi­fy­ing and per­son­ally-identi­fy­ing inform­a­tion to any­one. Other than to its employ­ees, con­tract­ors and affil­i­ated organ­iz­a­tions, as described above, we may dis­close poten­tially per­son­ally-identi­fy­ing and per­son­ally-identi­fy­ing inform­a­tion only in response to a court order or other gov­ern­mental request, or when we believe in good faith that dis­clos­ure is reas­on­ably neces­sary to pro­tect our prop­erty or rights, third parties or the pub­lic at large. If you are a registered user and have sup­plied your email address, we 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. We primar­ily use our 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. We take 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. We use cook­ies to help us identify and track vis­it­ors, their usage of our web­sites, and their web­site access pref­er­ences. Visitors who do not wish to have cook­ies placed on their com­puters should set their browsers to refuse cook­ies before using our web­sites, with the draw­back that cer­tain fea­tures of our web­sites may not func­tion prop­erly without the aid of cook­ies.

We cur­rently use the fol­low­ing third-party soft­ware for stat­ist­ics on our web­site usage and for social media plu­gin func­tion­al­ity:

Business Transfers

If  our assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that we go out of busi­ness or enter 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 may con­tinue to use your per­sonal inform­a­tion as set forth in this policy.


We don’t cur­rently use dis­play Ads. Any Ads or Affiliate links 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 us and does not cover the use of cook­ies by any advert­isers. You can eas­ily con­trol the use of Ad cook­ies using browser plu­gins.


Comments and other con­tent sub­mit­ted to the 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, we may change our Privacy Policy from time to time, and at our sole dis­cre­tion. We encour­age vis­it­ors to 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.

Thanks to for cre­at­ing this pri­vacy policy under the Creative Commons License.

Change log:

11<sup class="ordinal">th</sup> June 2011: Privacy Policy pub­lished on
6<sup class="ordinal">th</sup> April 2012: Typos cor­rec­ted
19<sup class="ordinal">th</sup> June 2012: ‘Cookies’ updated. Typos cor­rec­ted.