Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to HTML

At HTML we have a few fundamental principles:

  • 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 store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
  • In our product, 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.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law or protect our rights.

It is HTML’ policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, HTML 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. HTML’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how HTML’ visitors use its website. From time to time, HTML may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website. HTML also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. HTML does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below. Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information Certain visitors to HTML’ websites choose to interact with HTML in ways that require HTML to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that HTML gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we may ask visitors who sign up for an username and an optional email address. HTML collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with HTML HTML 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

HTML may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, HTML may monitor the most popular maps and may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, HTML does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information HTML 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 HTML’ behalf or to provide services available at HTML’ 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 HTML’ websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. HTML 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, HTML discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when HTML believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of HTML, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a HTML website and have supplied your email address, HTML 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 HTML and our products, and we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send HTML 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 HTML clarify or respond to your request or to help HTML support other users. HTML 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. HTML uses cookies to help HTML identify and track visitors, their usage of HTML website, and their website access preferences. HTML visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using HTML’ websites, with the drawback that certain features of HTML’ websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, HTML may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in HTML’ sole discretion. HTML 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 privacy policy was graciously appropriated from Automattic who were generous enough to have made it available under a Creative Commons Share Alike license. Visit them at