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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy


Your privacy is very important to us. At Culture of Abuse (COA) we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it, such as corresponding via email. We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, or protect our rights. We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.


Website Visitors

Like most website operators, COA 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. COA’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how COA’s visitors use its website. COA also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. COA 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 COA’s websites choose to interact with COA in ways that require COA to gather personally-identifying information. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. COA collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with COA. COA does not disclose personally-identifying information, 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

COA may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, COA may monitor the most popular pages on the site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam.


Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

COA discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when COA believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of COA.



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. COA uses cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of COA website, and their website access preferences. COA visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using COA’s website, with the drawback that certain features of COA’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.



Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.


Privacy Policy Changes

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