Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. At snorthouse we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

  • 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 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, snorthouse 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. snorthouse’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Snorthouse’s visitors use its website.

Snorthouse also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. Snorthouse 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 Snorthouse’s websites choose to interact with Snorthouse in ways that require Snorthouse to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Snorthouse gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive snorthouse updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, Snorthouse collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Snorthouse. Snorthouse 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

Snorthouse may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Snorthouse may monitor the most popular pages on the site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. However, Snorthouse does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Snorthouse will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Snorthouse discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Snorthouse believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Snorthouse, third parties or the public at large. If you supplied your email address, Snorthouse may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new books, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Snorthouse. We primarily use our various 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. Snorthouse 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. Snorthouse uses cookies to help Snorthouse identify and track visitors, their usage of Snorthouse website, and their website access preferences. Snorthouse visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Snorthouse’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Snorthouse’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

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


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, Snorthouse may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Snorthouse’s sole discretion. Snorthouse 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.