privacy policy


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, develop our products, or protect our rights. We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site. It is DesignNuance’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.




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



DesignNuance also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. DesignNuance only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under thesame 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.




Certain visitors to DesignNuancewebsites choose to interact with DesignNuance in ways that require DesignNuance to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that DesignNuance 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 DesignNuance updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, DesignNuance collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with DesignNuance. DesignNuance 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.

How we use your personal data

• We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:

• Where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you.

• Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.

• Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.

• Generally we do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal data other than in relation to sending third-party direct marketing communications to you via email. You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time. Contact us by emailing   .




DesignNuance may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, DesignNuance may use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. DesignNuance may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, DesignNuance does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.




DesignNuance 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 DesignNuance behalf or to provide services available at DesignNuance website, 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 DesignNuance website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. DesignNuance 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, DesignNuance discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when DesignNuance believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of the site, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an DesignNuance website and have supplied your email address, DesignNuance may occasionally send you anemail to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with DesignNuance. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. DesignNuance 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. DesignNuance uses cookies to help DesignNuance identify and track visitors, their usage of DesignNuance website, and their website access preferences. DesignNuance visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using DesignNuance websites, with the drawback that certain features of DesignNuance websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.




In the unlikely event that DesignNuance 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 DesignNuance may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.




Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by DesignNuance and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.




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.




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


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