Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

Our mailing address is 68 White Street, Suite 7-315, Red Bank, NJ 07701

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

Xapnik does not share your data with anyone.

Xapnik strives to store as little personal information about our users as possible. We’re not in the business of selling information about our users.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

We engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to us, including, without limitation, hosting and maintenance, billing, customer relationship, database storage and management, and direct marketing campaigns. We will share your personally identifiable information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these functions and provide such services, and only pursuant to binding contractual obligations requiring such third parties to maintain the privacy and security of your data.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Xapnik retains only the email addresses of subscribers for contact purposes. It is never shared with outside parties, however it may be stored with third-party services that we use to send email communications to you.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Personal information such as your email address and authorization keys from social media networks, if retained in Xapnik’s database, is encrypted.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the event of a data breach Xapnik will immediately upon becoming aware of such breach (1) inform all subscribers via email, (2) inform all users via a notice within the Xapnik platform, (3) invalidate all authorization keys from social media networks, (4) implement a thorough investigation into the source of the data breach and put preventive measures into place as soon as possible.

What third parties we receive data from

Xapnik receives an authorization token from a third party service when you give Xapnik permission to access limited information about your account with that service. Currently those third parties include Twitter, Instagram and Disqus, but we expect to continually add services of this kind to the platform.

Xapnik receives non-sensitive information from our payments provider, Stripe, about your method of payment when you subscribe and about your payment history as a subscriber.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Xapnik currently does not engage in any form of profiling or decision making based upon user data profiling.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Xapnik currently is not subject to any industry regulatory disclosure requirements.