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Privacy Policy

Your privacy is essential to us. At Thoroughfare Design, I have a few fundamental principles that I follow:

  • We only ask you for personal information if I genuinely need it.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We only store personal information on our servers if required for the ongoing operation of our site.

Thoroughfare Design operates the website Thoroughfare Design’s policy is to respect your privacy regarding any information I may collect while using our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Thoroughfare Design collects non-personally identifying information that the browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Thoroughfare Design collects non-personally identifying information to better understand how Thoroughfare Design visitors use its website. From time to time, Thoroughfare Design may release non-personally identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Thoroughfare Design also collects potentially personally identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged-in users and users leaving comments on our blogs. Thoroughfare Design 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 blog administrators where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to the Thoroughfare Design website interact with Thoroughfare Design in ways that require Thoroughfare Design to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Thoroughfare Design gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, I ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. For those who wish to receive Thoroughfare Design updates via email, I collect their emails. In each case, Thoroughfare Design collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Thoroughfare Design. Thoroughfare Design does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Thoroughfare Design 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 to process it on Thoroughfare Design’s behalf or to provide services available at Thoroughfare Design’s website and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations may be located outside your home country; by using the Thoroughfare Design website, you consent to transfer such information to them. Thoroughfare Design will not rent or sell potentially identifying and personally identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, Thoroughfare Design discloses potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order, or other governmental request or when Thoroughfare Design believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Thoroughfare Design, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of the Thoroughfare Design website and have supplied your email address, Thoroughfare Design may occasionally email you to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or keep you up to date with what’s happening with Thoroughfare Design. I primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so I expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example, via a support email or one of our feedback mechanisms), I reserve the right to publish it to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Thoroughfare Design takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information.

Third-Party Analytics Providers

I use third parties to help us operate and improve the Service. In doing so, I may share non-personally identifiable information about users’ use of the Service with these third parties. These third-party providers also use cookies. I use third-party analytics providers, such as Google Analytics, to provide general demographic and interest-level information about our users and help create a better user experience. I do not control information collected by third parties and are not responsible for their use of that information.

Google Analytics uses cookies and pixels to collect demographic and interest-level information and usage information from users that visit the Service, including but not limited to information about the pages where users enter and exit the Service and what pages users view on the Service, time spent, browser, operating system, and IP address. Cookies and pixels allow Google to recognize when a user visits the Service and when the user visits other websites. Google uses the information it collects from the Service and other websites to share with us and additional website operators information about users, including, but not limited to, age range, gender, geographic regions, general interests, and details about devices used to visit websites and purchase items. I take reasonable measures to prevent linking of information I receive from Google with any of your personally identifiable information. For more information regarding Google’s use of cookies and collection and use of information, see the Google Privacy Policy. To opt out of Google Analytics, please visit the Google Analytics Opt-Out Page to learn about opting out and installing the appropriate browser add-on.

Like millions of other website owners, I use Google Analytics on

Google Analytics is software that grabs data about my visitors (you). It’s something like an advanced server log.

What do I do with your data?

The tracking information allows me to understand better the kind of people who come to my site and what content they’re reading. This will enable me to make better decisions about design, content, writing topics, etc. It allows us to understand better what quality content is for the users (you).

Occasionally, I will compile aggregate statistics about the visitors this site receives and browsers being used. No personally identifying data is included in this type of reporting.

All of my activity falls within the bounds of the Google Analytics Terms of Service.


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. Thoroughfare Design uses cookies to help Thoroughfare Design identify and track visitors, their usage of the Thoroughfare Design website, and their website access preferences. Thoroughfare Design visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using the Thoroughfare Design website, with the drawback that certain features of the Thoroughfare Design website may not function properly without cookies.


“Pixels” are tiny graphics with unique identifiers that track web users’ online movements. Unlike cookies, which are stored on a computer’s hard drive, pixels are small graphics about the size of the period at the end of the sentence and are embedded invisibly on web pages or in HTML-based emails. Our third-party analytics providers may place pixels on the site that track what other websites you visit (both before and after). Our third-party analytics providers use information obtained from pixels to help us improve our business and the Service. I do not control the use of pixels by third parties.

Third-Party Integrations

We use third-party services, such as Dubsado, to collect and manage information. These services have their own privacy policies, and we encourage you to review them. View Dubsado’s privacy policy here.

Business Transfers

If Thoroughfare Design, or substantially all of its assets, are acquired, or in the unlikely event that Thoroughfare Design goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that any acquirer of Thoroughfare Design may continue to use your personal information as outlined in this policy.


If ads appearing on our website 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 it. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be most interesting to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Thoroughfare Design and does not cover the use of cookies by advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely minor, Thoroughfare Design may change its Privacy Policy occasionally and at Thoroughfare Design’s sole discretion. Thoroughfare Design 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.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about the privacy policy, please get in touch with us at