Network Applications: Privacy Policy

Your privacy is a great concern to us. At Network Applications we have a few fundamental principles:

  1. We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  2. We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, or protect our rights.
  3. We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
  4. 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.

Website Visitors

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

Network Applications also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in. Network Applications 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 Network Applications’s websites choose to interact with Network Applications in ways that require Network Applications to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Network Applications gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Those who engage in transactions with Network Applications are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Network Applications collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Network Applications. Network Applications 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

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

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Network Applications 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 Network Applications’s behalf or to provide services available at Network Applications’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 Network Applications’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Network Applications 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, Network Applications discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Network Applications believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Network Applications, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Network Applications website and have supplied your email address. Network Applications 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. Network Applications uses cookies to help Network Applications identify and track visitors, their usage of Network Applications website, and their website access preferences.

Business Transfers

If Network Applications, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Network Applications 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 acquiror of Network Applications may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Privacy Policy Changes

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