• Privacy

    Here are the goals of our privacy policy:

      • 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:

    Website Visitors

    Like most website operators, Make Love, Not Debt 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. Make Love Not Debt’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Make Love Not Debt’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Make Love Not Debt may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, eg, by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

    Make Love Not Debt also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Make Love Not Debt’s 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 Make Love Not Debt may choose to interact with Make Love, Not Debt in ways that require Make Love, Not Debt to gather potentially personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Make Love, Not Debt gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, visitors may leave comments on a blog post or send to us an email and include potentially-identifying information. Make Love, Not Debt does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. 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

    Make Love, Not Debt may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Automattic may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Automattic does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

    Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

    Make Love, Not Debt 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 Automattic’s behalf or to provide services available at Make Love, Not Debt, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Automattic 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, Make Love, Not Debt discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Make Love, Not Debt believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Make Love, Not Debt, third parties or the public at large. 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. Make Love, Not Debt 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. Make Love Not Debt uses cookies to help Make Love Not Debt identify and track visitors, their usage of Make Love Not Debt website, and their website access preferences. Make Love Not Debt visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Make Love Not Debt’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Make Love Not Debt’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

    Added December 18, 2009:

    Make Love Not Debt uses third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to Make Love Not Debt and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.

    Privacy Policy Changes

    Although most changes are likely to be minor, Make Love Not Debt may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Make Love Not Debt’s sole discretion. Make Love Not Debt 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.

    Taken from and modified according to Automattic’s privacy policy, the people behind WordPress.

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