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Privacy Policy

This page explains our approach to privacy on Philosophy News and how it affects you.

Short version

  • We collect anonymous statistics about your visit to our website, like which of our pages you viewed.

  • We never share any anonymized data with 3rd parties.

  • We use ad systems by Google and Amazon to help offset costs related to running our website. These systems may use cookies and analytic data to deliver customized ads to you so you see relevant advertisements for products you may care about.

These are just the key points. If you need detail, keep reading.

Measuring our visitors

We measure visitors to our websites and products using Google Analytics. This service records what pages you view within our site, how you arrived at our site and some basic information about your computer.

We anonymize the data in Google Analytics – so we don’t know who you are; just that somebody visited our site.

The information we collect helps us understand what parts of our sites are doing well, how people arrive at our site and so on. Like most websites, we use this information to make our website better.

You can learn more about Google Analytics or opt out if you wish. Google Analytics data is automatically deleted 26 months after your last visit.

Discussion comments

We allow visitors to discuss articles on our blog using a third party discussion app called Disqus. Before you can leave a comment, you must first press a button which loads the discussion plugin.

Once you have opted in to leaving comments, Disqus may track your visit to our site. Disqus will know what pages you viewed and what you write in any comments you leave. Of course all comments you leave are also publicly visible on the Internet alongside your name, so we do not imagine this is a concern for many people.

If you login via social network, the providers of Disqus will be able to link your activity to that network. In this way, your activity may be personally identifiable.


Philosophy News does not collect any personal information. However, we are working to make our site as secure as possible:

  • You can browse our site using SSL encryption (use ‘https’ rather than ‘http’ when opening a page)

  • All pages are hosted on Microsoft Azure secured data centers behind firewalls

  • We work with trusted partners like Disqus, Google, and Amazon to bring you a better overall experience. See above for more information on the type of data that is collected and how Philosophy News uses that data.

While we take great care to ensure any confidential information remains protected we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the Internet.

Of course you are responsible for keeping your any passwords and user details confidential. Nobody at Philosophy News will ever ask you for a password, so please don’t trust anybody asking you for it.

Updates to this policy

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time, particularly as technology changes. You can always check this page for the latest version.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or your personal data, please write to us by email to