Effective Date: November 30, 2021

We want you to know that we treat your privacy and information seriously, and we will never sell your data to a third party.

The badphilosopher.com website is owned and operated by Ebb Media Ltd, an independent media company based in British Columbia, Canada.

By visiting this website, you are accepting the practices outlined in this Privacy Policy, including our use of cookies and similar online tracking technologies. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use the website.

We may change or modify this Privacy Policy from time to time, as indicated by the Effective Date at the top of this page. Please make sure to reference this page regularly to ensure that you are still satisfied with the way we use your data.

General Principles

Please note that this Privacy Policy only applies to information collected through badphilosopher.com, and does not extend to information collected through other channels. If you are engaging with us through Patreon, YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, or Facebook, or an Email service provider, your data will be handled by those platforms according to their own respective Privacy Policies.

When we Collect Information

We collect information when you:

  1. register for our newsletter or create a user account;
  2. make any kind of financial contribution (ie. a paid subscription through our website or Patreon, or a PayPal donation);
  3. visit our website;
  4. make an inquiry through Email or other means;
  5. answer a survey;
  6. post a comment on our website; or
  7. provide information to us.

What type of information we collect via our Website

When you visit our website, we collect the following non-personally identifiable information:

  1. IP Address;
  2. location;
  3. device information (ie. Laptop, tablet, mobile phone);
  4. browser type (ie. Chrome, Edge, Firefox);
  5. Internet Service Provider (ISP);
  6. date and time stamp of access;
  7. how you came to access our site (ie. through Google search or via direct link); and
  8. which pages you visit on our site and how long you spend on each page

When you register for an account on our website, we collect the following personally identifiable information:

  1. your name (we prefer real names, but this can be an alias); and
  2. your email address.

We do not and will not ever try to connect non-personally identifiable information with your personally identifiable information, unless legally required to do so.

Payment Processing

We do not store or retain any financial details (debit or credit card numbers) on our servers. If you do register for a paid subscription through our website, your card details are not seen by us and are securely processed by the third-party payment processing company Stripe in accordance with their own privacy and security policies. Similarly, if you become a Patron or make a donation via PayPal, all payment processing is handle securely by Patreon or PayPal, respectively.

What type of information is collected via other means

The comment posting functionality on our website is managed by third-party provider Cove Comments. Please review Cove's Privacy Policy to understand how your information is utilized when using this service to post comments.

Please note that any additional information you disclose to us via a poll, survey, or directly via email will be stored using the Google Workspace cloud platform, and will be subject to the Google Cloud Privacy Notice.

Registration and Account Management

We collect and utilize the least possible amount of information to facilitate registration and account management on badphilosopher.com (specifically, a name and valid email address). This information can be updated at any time from the "Account" hyperlink available at the top of our website, once you've signed in.

When you subscribe to badphilosopher.com, you will automatically be signed up to receive newsletters and email updates. You can choose to unsubscribe from our newsletters at any time either through your Account springboard or via the hyperlink at the bottom of the last email you received from us.

No password is required when you register at badphilosopher.com. Instead, any time you wish to log in, you will be sent a secure log in link to your provided email address. Once you've clicked this link, a cookie will be saved by your browser so that when you come back to badphilosopher.com, you will remain logged in by default. You can log out at any time through the "Sign Out" button at the top of our website, or by clearing your cookies.

If at any time you would like to have your registration information and data deleted from badphilosopher.com, you can do so by emailing us at [email protected].

How your information is used

When we collect non-personally identifiable information as outlined above, we may use this information to improve the performance and quality of our website, understand more about our audience (ie. geographical location, time zone), and to analyze what content receives the most traffic and engagement time.

When we collect your name and email address through our website, this information is used for the purpose of enabling account registration on the website and for sending newsletters and other email correspondence (you can opt out of email or change your email address at any time through your Account springboard). If at any time you would like us to provide you with the details of the information we have about you and/or have us delete all of your information from our servers, please email us at [email protected].

Any information provided to us in the form of publicly visible comments or responses to polls/surveys may be utilized in accordance with the User Contributions License agreement outlined in our Terms of Use.

Any information you provide to us via email, phone, or direct message will be treated as confidential and private.

We take your privacy and security seriously, and we have taken reasonable measures to protect your information from unauthorized access, disclosure, theft, or misuse. While we do utilize end-to-end encryption and host all of your personally identifiable information collected via our website on a secure server running on the Google Cloud Platform, we cannot guarantee that the personal information you have provided to us will not be intercepted when transmitting to us or any third-party services.

Disclosure of Personal Information

We will only disclose your personal information in the following circumstances:

  1. your information is being disclosed as outlined by this Privacy Policy;
  2. we have obtained your permission/consent for a specific use or disclosure not otherwise covered by this Privacy Policy; or
  3. we are required by law to disclose such information.

Location and Duration of Personal Information storage

Ebb Media Ltd is established in Canada and uses service providers established in other countries to process personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. As such, your Personal Information may be shared internationally.

We will retain information about you for as long as is reasonably necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected. We may retain your personal information for a longer period if it is deemed necessary to fulfill any legal obligations. If you would like to request that we delete all personal information about you from our servers, you can email us at [email protected]

Cookies Policy

Cookies are used on badphilosopher.com for the following purposes:

  1. to recognize visitors who are registered users and have signed in to the website; and
  2. to analyze traffic and page data using Third-party software.

We use Google Analytics to track non-personally identifiable information about visitors in aggregate form. We do not and will not ever try to connect this non-personally identifiable information gathered through Google Analytics with your personally identifiable information gathered through other means (ie. the information we collect as part of your user account).

Opting Out of Cookies

You can opt out of any sort of cookie tracking by installing ad blockers or other privacy browser extensions, and by not creating a user account on our website.

Cookies can be disabled or removed from most browsers with a few clicks. However, removing or disabling cookies means you won't be able to log in or remain logged in to our website. Specifically, you can opt out of Google Analytics tracking by downloading and installing their Opt-out browser add-on.


If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or the use of your information, please email us at [email protected].