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Just a whole lot of web related legal stuff that I have to show just to cover my ass. There is nothing sinister in it, it's just how (and lots of other sites like or treat your data (IP addresses, email address, etc. etc.). We will not sell your email address!

Website Visitors

Except as described below, the does not collect or require visitors to its Web sites to furnish personally-identifying information such as names, email addresses and phone numbers. Like most Web site operators, does collect 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 date and time of each visitor request. also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, which are non-personally-identifying in and of themselves but could be used in conjunction with other information to personally identify users.'s purpose in collecting this information is to better understand how's visitors use its Web sites. To that end, may share potentially personally-identifying information with its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations. may also release non-personally-identifying information about visitors, e.g. by publishing a report on Web site usage trends. Otherwise, will not publicly release potentially personally-identifying information except under the same circumstances as releases personally-identifying information. Those circumstances are explained in detail below.

Community Members

Users are advised not to submit any sensitive information such as credit card numbers, social security numbers, maps to buried treasure, etc, to Yaar.

Certain members of the community (contributors, customers, etc.) choose to interact with in ways that require and others to know more about them. The amount and type of information that gathers from those members depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, members who wish to post content to certain portions of's Web sites are asked to provide usernames that identify that content as having been posted by a particular member. Developers, by comparison, are asked to provide contact information, up to and sometimes including telephone or fax numbers, so that they can be contacted as necessary. Customers of the store are asked to provide even more information, including billing and shipping addresses and credit card or similar information. In each case, collects personally-identifying information only insofar as is necessary to fulfill the purpose of the community member's interaction with is an open organization that believes in sharing as much information as possible about its products, its operations and its associations. Accordingly, community members should assume - as should most folks who interact with - that any personally-identifying information provided to will be made available to the public. There are three broad exceptions to that rule:

  1. does not publicly release information gathered in connection with commercial transactions (i.e., transactions involving money), including transactions conducted through the Store.
  2. does not make publicly available information that is used to authenticate users the publication of which would compromise the security of's Web sites (e.g., passwords).
  3. does not make publicly available information that it specifically promises at the time of collection to maintain in confidence.

Outside those three contexts, users should assume that personally-identifying information provided through's Web sites will be made available to the public.


A cookie is a string of information that a Web site stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the Web site each time the visitor returns.'s Web sites use cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of Web sites, and their Web site access preferences across multiple requests and visits to's Web sites. It is possible to link cookies to personally-identifying information, thereby permitting Web site operators to track the online movements of particular individuals., however, does not do so. Instead, it uses the information provided by cookies to develop a better understanding of how's visitors use, and to facilitate those visitors' interactions with,'s Web sites. visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers by or its contractors should set their browsers to refuse cookies before linking to's Web sites. Certain features of's Web sites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Where has collected personally-identifying information subject to one of the three exceptions described in the Contributors and Customers section, above, it discloses that information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that need to know that information in order to process it on's behalf and 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 Web sites, you consent to the transfer of your information to them. does not rent or sell such information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, discloses such information only when required to do so by law, or when believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of, members of the community, or the public at large. takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of such information

Privacy Policy Changes

Although changes are likely to be minor, may change its Privacy Policy from time to time. Any and all changes will be reflected on this page.

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