- Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy from The live version of this document is available at This document is a part of Docracy's Terms of Service Tracker project, which tracks changes to terms of service and privacy policy documents of many of the world's top websites.

1. Introduction

Thank you for visiting, a site designed to inform, inspire, educate and entertain users all around the globe. This Privacy Policy is written to better explain how we collect and use your information, and to cover our caboose in case you plan to sue us because you don't like how we use information, or you're a person who just doesn't like quotes. This Privacy Policy is a binding contract and you must agree to it to the same extent as our Terms of Service in order to use our services, including submitting quotes to our website.

2. Personal Information We Collect

Good news! You don't have to give us any personal information when you use our website. You may, however, tell us your name and your life story (it's not that we're not interested, and we can't stop you), but please do not share your personal details when you submit a quote to us for consideration. We will not disclose any information that you provide to us except in accordance with the provisions of this Privacy Policy.

3. Non-Personal Information We Collect

We may collect information about you that is not personal information. When you access our website and/or submit a quote, we may collect such things as your IP address, browser, operating system, referring URL, and other general information about our visitors. This information, on its own, cannot usually be used to identify you.

4. Use of Information

We may use your information for a wide variety of purposes, including printing physical paper copies of it and turning it into an origami hat (kidding again). Specifically, though, we may let your non-personal information be shared with:

  • Our host, whose server logs collect the non-personal information described above.
  • Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our websites. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on their visit to our sites and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.
  • RadiumOne, which uses cookies to identify anonymous user interests on our websites. You may opt out of the RadiumOne cookie by visiting the RadiumOne Preference Manager.
  • Glam Media, which uses cookies to identify anonymous user interests on our websites. You may opt out of the Glam Media cookie by visiting the Glam Media Preference Manager.
  • AOL Advertising, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to identify anonymous user interests on our websites. Users may opt out of the use of the AOL Advertising cookie by visiting the AOL Advertising Preference Manager.
  • Quantcast, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to identify anonymous user interests on our websites. Users may opt out of the use of the Quantcast cookie by visiting the Quantcast Preference Manager.
  • comScore, Inc. (weird capitalization intentional - but that's how they spell it), which also identifies anonymous user interests on our websites via its Scorecard Research program. You may opt out of this cookie by visiting the Scorecard Research Preference Manager.
  • Yieldbot, uses cookies to identify anonymous user interests (starting to notice a pattern here?) on our website. You may opt out of this cookie by visiting - wait for it - the Yieldbot Privacy Policy Opt-out.

5. Cookies

Cookies aren't just delicious; they also apparently have something to do with computers. We use cookies to save your preferences. We also use cookies to track ads and to share information with third parties as described above. Because of this, you should enable your cookies when you use our website. If you're new to the Internet, please don't try dunking your mouse in milk and eating it; this is the Number One complaint we get after users read our Privacy Policy.

Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.

Barbara Jordan

6. Third Party Websites

We may link to third party websites from our own website. We have no control over, and are not responsible for, these third party websites or their use of your personal information. We recommend that, if you have a ridiculous amount of free time (and nothing better to do), you review their privacy policies and other agreements governing your use of their website. Once you do, you should report back to us in a detailed and meticulously proofread memorandum explaining all of these websites, so we may immediately put it to use under that corner of the table that is lower than the rest.

7. Third Party Access to Your Information

We protect your information from being accessed by third parties using our state of the art laser defense system. Well, not really... we just wanted to use the word "laser" in our Privacy Policy. In truth, we take adequate measures to protect your information. We may employ outside maintenance personnel or use a third party to host our material. Because of this, it is necessary that you permit us to give access to your information to third parties to the same extent that you authorize us to do so. For greater certainty, every authorization which you grant to us in this Privacy Policy, you also grant to any third party that we may hire, contract, or hire as an intern for the purpose of operating, maintaining, repairing, or otherwise improving or preserving our website or its underlying files or systems. You agree not to hold us liable for the actions of any of these third parties, even if we would normally be held vicariously liable for their actions, and that you must take legal action against them directly should they commit any tort or other actionable wrong against you.

8. Law Enforcement

We may disclose your information to a third party where we believe, in good faith, in bad faith, or in so-so faith, that it is desirable to do so for the purposes of a civil action, criminal investigation, or other legal matter. In the event that we receive a subpoena affecting your privacy, we may elect to notify you to give you an opportunity to file a motion to quash the subpoena, or we may attempt to quash it ourselves, but we are not obligated to do either. Chances are that if the police are looking into your activities on a quote website, you've really got issues, and we're probably going to hand over your information and tell your family and friends.

The act of policing is, in order to punish less often, to punish more severely.

Napoleon Bonaparte

9. Security of Information

We may, but are not obligated to, secure our website with packs of hungry bunnies; we hope they don't eat your information. However, we make no representations as to the security or privacy of your information. It is in our interest to keep our website secure, but we recommend that you use anti-virus software, firewalls, and other precautions to protect yourself from security threats. (Be the third pig, not one of the first two.)

10. California Online Privacy Protection Act

We allow California users to use our website, and we fully comply with California's privacy laws. If you have any questions about your rights under this Privacy Policy, please contact us for more information.

11. Amendments

We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time, and the amended version will be posted on our website in place of the old version. We will also include the date that the currently displayed Privacy Policy took effect to help you determine whether there have been any changes since you last used our website. Like our Terms of Service, you must visit this page each time you come to our website, and read and agree to it if the date it was last modified is more recent than the last time you agreed to the Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the new Privacy Policy, you must immediately cease using our service.

12. Contact

Any inquiries about your rights under this Privacy Policy, or any other matters regarding your privacy, can be sent or directed to

13. Terms of Service

To review the BrainyQuote Terms of Service, please click .


14. Thanks

We hope you have enjoyed reading our fascinating Privacy Policy. We are not sure why you have so much time on your hands, but congratulations on your life of leisure. Quiz coming soon!

Last updated: March 9, 2013

Copyright 2001 - 2013 All Rights Reserved.

Do not duplicate or redistribute in any form. We paid a lot to make this privacy policy fun, exciting, enjoyable, and memorable for our readers - so go make your own!

Public Document

Number of times Signed
Number of Saves
Number of Downloads
Number of Views

This is version 4, from 7 years ago.

Suggest changes by making a copy of this document. Learn more.

Create Branch