Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us. At Keep the Channel Open (KTCO) we have a few fundamental principles:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals:

Website Visitors

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

KTCO also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. KTCO does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to KTCO's websites choose to interact with KTCO in ways that require KTCO to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that KTCO gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who subscribe to our email newsletter to provide a username and email address. In each case, KTCO collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with KTCO. KTCO does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And 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

KTCO may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. KTCO may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, KTCO does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

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

The KTCO website is hosted by Squarespace. For detailed information on the cookies that Squarespace sites use, please refer to Squarespace's article "About the cookies Squarespace uses." Please note that Squarespaces "Analytics and Performance" cookies have been disabled on the KTCO website.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, KTCO may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in KTCO's sole discretion. KTCO 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.

This Privacy Policy was most recently changed on May 23, 2018.

License Notice

Privacy Policy by Michael Sakasegawa is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. Based on a work at