privacy policy

Dana Spradley,'s Publisher and Prospero's official legal agent (hereinafter referred to simply as ""), is the sole owner of all information collected on, except as otherwise noted. Some of this information is personal information about users themselves, collected through registration forms and demographic surveys. will not sell, share, or rent such personal information about users to others except as indicated below. This statement also outlines the uses makes of this personal information.

To gain access to certain interactive features of, users may have to complete a registration form that asks for their email address. The email address is used to identify the user in's internal systems, and to send them official communications—for example, to send them a them a temporary password when they first register, and to verify any changes they make to their registration information. may also use this email address to publicize new features to registered users as they become available. may also ask users to supply demographic information during or after the registration process—for example their zip code or income level. This information may be used to characterize's audience to potential advertisers in the aggregate, but not with reference to any particular individual. The information to which this restriction applies will be marked as such.

Cookies and IP Addresses
Cookies are bits of data stored on the user’s own hard drive containing information about that user. They make it possible for to identify users who have logged on, so that they can be allowed to access certain interactive features. If a user rejects's cookies, they cannot use these features. The cookies distributes are set so that only should be able to retrieve them. also takes note of the IP address of users who make use of its interactive features, so that those who abuse them can be blocked. IP addresses are public knowledge; no one can use the Internet without revealing them.

Some business partners may distribute cookies through our site—advertisers, for example. has no control over how these cookies are used. If users are concerned, they should consult the partner's own privacy policy.

Partner Sites may provide links to the sites of business partners who collect personal and financial information from users to process orders, provide financial services, or supply other services that users request. takes no responsibility for the privacy of this information: that is a matter strictly between the partner or affiliate and the user. On the other hand, does not knowingly partner or affiliate with disreputable sites.

Security does not intentionally collect any truly sensitive information from users—credit card or social security numbers, for example. If we do, we'll collect it via a secure connection, and store it securely on our server.

If users publish such information of their own accord through the interactive features currently provides, however, that is entirely their own concern, and disavows all responsibility for any consequences.

Besides personal information about users, also collects information through a number of interactive features that allow users to publish their thoughts on Shakespeare and other matters people to see. Nothing in this privacy statement should be construed as limiting's right to sell, rent, share, publish, or republish this information, in whatever format and through whatever means deems appropriate.

Notification of Changes
Users will be notified of any changes in this policy through updated versions of this document.


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