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StephenBuck.net websites (collectively “StephenBuck.net” in this document) refer to sites hosted on the StephenBuck.net domain, and other related domains and subdomains thereof.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, StephenBuck.net 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. StephenBuck.net’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how StephenBuck.net’s visitors use its website. From time to time, StephenBuck.net may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

StephenBuck.net also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. StephenBuck.net does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to StephenBuck.net choose to interact with StephenBuck.net in ways that require StephenBuck.net to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that StephenBuck.net gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who use our forums to provide a username and email address. In each case, StephenBuck.net collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with StephenBuck.net. StephenBuck.net 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

StephenBuck.net may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, StephenBuck.net may reveal how many downloads a particular version got, or say which plugins are most popular based on checks from api.StephenBuck.net, a web service used by WordPress installations to check for new versions of WordPress and plugins. However, StephenBuck.net does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

StephenBuck.net 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 StephenBuck.net’s behalf or to provide services available at StephenBuck.net, 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 StephenBuck.net, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. StephenBuck.net 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, StephenBuck.net discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when StephenBuck.net believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of StephenBuck.net, third parties, or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a StephenBuck.net website and have supplied your email address, StephenBuck.net 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 StephenBuck.net and our products. We primarily use our blog 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. StephenBuck.net 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. StephenBuck.net uses cookies to help StephenBuck.net identify and track visitors, their usage of StephenBuck.net, and their website access preferences. StephenBuck.net visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using StephenBuck.net’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of StephenBuck.net’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes

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