Privacy Policy is operated by Stromatolite Ltd

Your privacy is critically important to us. At Stromatolite 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 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 one of our services.
  • In our information products, 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.

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals:

If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact our support team.

Stromatolite Ltd. (“Stromatolite”) operates several websites including and open It is Stromatolite’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

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

Stromatolite also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on blogs. Stromatolite 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 Stromatolite’s websites choose to interact with Stromatolite in ways that require Stromatolite to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Stromatolite gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a license at to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Stromatolite are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Stromatolite collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Stromatolite. Stromatolite 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

Stromatolite may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. For instance, Stromatolite may monitor the most popular products on the Registry site.. Stromatolite may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Stromatolite does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

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

Business Transfers

If Stromatolite, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Stromatolite 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 Stromatolite 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 Stromatolite and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.


Comments and other content submitted to our service are saved on our servers and will be available for visitors to read, unless and until the commenter requests the removal of a comment.

Privacy Policy Changes

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


The above terms are based on Automattic’s terms and conditions under the terms of the Creative Commons Sharealike license.