Privacy Policy

In service of our mission, which is to provide useful information in accessible, relevant ways, we believe your privacy when using this site should also be made clear and easy to understand. We respect your privacy and will never sell your personal information or data to any party.


We look at data in the aggregate – that is, in big trends, without looking at any individual behavior – so that we can understand how people read our communications and use our site. We use that information to improve site navigation. In general, we want to know where our audience lives, how old they are and basic demographic information, but we don’t want to have or use your personal information at an individual level (no offense). We do want to develop a relationship with people who use Made By Us – and you can help us improve the work that we do more directly by giving us feedback or responding on social media. To us, that’s a better way to go about it than collecting and reviewing every data byte that crosses our path.


Therefore, Made By Us does not collect personal information about visitors to our websites unless you explicitly choose to provide that information to us. If you choose to provide an email address so that we can communicate with you, we will use that information to send you communication, because…well, that’s what you asked us to do. You can unsubscribe at any time.


To get into further details, read on. This privacy statement applies to this website, Made By Us, and any of our affiliated, official web properties.


Aggregate Data

When you visit our site, we automatically gather and store the following information about your visit so that we can make improvements to how we provide information. This information is used in the aggregate only and is not used to contact you or identify you personally:

  • The IP address from which you access our site;
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
  • The date and time you access our site;
  • The city and state from which you access your site;
  • The pages, files, documents and links that you visit; and
  • The domain of the website which referred you to this website (the last website you visited before visiting this one).



Cookies are small pieces of information sent to your browser by a website that you visit and are used to track usage patterns, traffic trends and customer behavior. When we, or a third party like Google Analytics, uses cookies, no personally identifiable information is collected. Information that we collect from cookies will not be used to create profiles of individual users and only will be used in aggregate form. You may set your browser to refuse cookies from any website that you visit, though that may render some of the tools we are building to serve you less useful. You may opt-out of Google Analytics using the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Except as described below, we will not share your name or information outside Made By Us unless you affirmatively authorize us to do so by opting-in. When we send you such information by email, you will always have an immediate opportunity to decline further communication.


Partners and Vendors

Made By Us uses outside vendors to provide certain services – like our email client or our web hosting service. These third-party vendors will have access to the information needed to perform their functions but may not use your information for any other purpose.

There may be places on Made By Us where you can opt-in to receive information from some of our partners. If you opt-in, you may receive correspondence from these organizations on programs, products or services that might interest you.



We do comply, of course, with federal law. Made By Us may provide your information to: (1) a Federal, State, or local law enforcement agency if we become aware of a violation or potential violation of law or regulation; (2) a court or party in a court or Federal administrative proceeding if Made By Us is a party or in order to comply with a subpoena; (3) the Department of Justice or a Committee of Congress if required by law. Any further sharing or disclosure requires your consent.



We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13, without first providing the parent or legal guardian with notice and obtaining prior verifiable consent. If you are under 13, you may use Made By Us only with parental consent.

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