Noise is committed to protecting the privacy of our users:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t share your personal information 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 one of our services.

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals:

Noise (“Noise”) operates the website It is Noise’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.

Website Visitors

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

Noise also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users posting content on sites. Noise 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 poster IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the site where the content was posted.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Noise’s websites choose to interact with Noise in ways that require Noise to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Noise gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a Noise account to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Noise – by purchasing a Subscription, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Noise collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Noise. Noise 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

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

Google Analytics

Noise uses a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit and when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. We use the information from Google Analytics only to improve this site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. If you do not want to participate in Google Analytics, you may also download the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Twitter Advertising

Noise advertises its services on Twitter and uses “Conversion Tracking” to measure the success of those ads, tracking visitors who have been referred through the ads to our Website. Noise also uses Twitter's “Tailored Audiences” service, which collects non-identifying data to serve advertisements based off your interests. You may opt out of interest-based advertising through the Do Not Track functionality in your web browser, or through Privacy controls offered at Twitter. You can read more about this in Twitter's Privacy Policy.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

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

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Noise may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Noise’s sole discretion. Noise 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. This policy was last updated on Aug 17, 2016.