Privacy Policy For Vectorplayground and its related websites

Your privacy is critically important to us. At Vectorplayground we have a few fundamental principles:

  • 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 one of our services.
  • In our blogging products, 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.

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals.

Robert Waarde / Vectorplayground (“Vectorplayground”) operates several websites including, and It is Vectorplayground’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

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

Vectorplayground also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on its blogs and websites. Vectorplayground does not use such information to identify its visitors. Vectorplayground 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 Vectorplayground’s websites choose to interact with Vectorplayground in ways that require Vectorplayground to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Vectorplayground gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an account at to provide a username and email address. In each case, Vectorplayground collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Vectorplayground. Vectorplayground 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

Vectorplayground may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Vectorplayground may monitor the most popular blogs on the Vectorplayground sites. Vectorplayground may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Vectorplayground does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

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

Business Transfers

If Vectorplayground, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Vectorplayground 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 Vectorplayground 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 Vectorplayground and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Vectorplayground may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Vectorplayground’s sole discretion. Vectorplayground encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a account, you should also check your blog’s dashboard for alerts to these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Change log:

  • February 1, 2011: Clarified subpoena language and added Business Transfers paragraph
  • January 3, 2011: Added court order and subpoena clarification
  • July 1, 2010: Revised paragraph about IP addresses to explain when they are collected and that commenter IPs are visible to blog administrators
  • October 29, 2009: Added Comments paragraph to explain Akismet comment storage policy
  • March 10, 2009: Added Ads paragraph to alert users that ads from third parties may use cookies


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