Your privacy is critically important to me. If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact us. At Tap we have a few fundamental principles:

We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.

We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our legal rights.

We don’t store personal information unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services. In our blogging 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:

It is the policy of Tap Success to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our Website.

Website Visitors

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

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

Aggregated Statistics

Tap may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to the Website. For instance, we may monitor or approve comments on the site or use a service to help identify spam. Tap may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Tap does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Tap 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 Tap’s behalf or to provide services available at Tap, and
(ii) (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 Tap, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Tap will not
rent or sell potentially personally-identifying or personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Tap discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying
information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other binding governmental request, or when Tap believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Tap, third parties or the
public at large. If you are a registered user of Tap and have supplied your email address, Tap 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 Tap 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 me a request (for example via a support email or via one of my feedback mechanisms), I reserve the right to publish it in order to help me clarify or respond to your request or to help me support other users. Tap 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. Tap uses cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of Tap, and their access preferences. Tap visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Tap, with the drawback that certain features of Tap may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Tap were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Tap 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 Tap may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.


Any ads appearing on Tap may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set their own 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 only the use of cookies by Tap and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.


Comments and other content submitted to my Akismet anti-spam service are not saved unless they were marked as false positives, in which case I store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Tap Success, Inc. may change the Tap Privacy Policy from time to time, and in the sole discretion of Tap Success, Inc. management. We encourage visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a Tap account, you should also check your blog’s dashboard for alerts to these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Change log:
Original: February 7, 2012
Revised: September 12, 2012