Your privacy is very important to us. At Downtown Thrift we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

  • 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, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.

It is Downtown Thrift’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Downtown Thrift 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. Downtown Thrift’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Downtown Thrift’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Downtown Thrift may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by generating a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Downtown Thrift also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. Downtown Thrift 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 this website may choose to interact with us in ways that require Downtown Thrift to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Downtown Thrift gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. For those who wish to receive Downtown Thrift updates via email, we collect their email address. In each case, Downtown Thrift collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Downtown Thrift. Downtown Thrift 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
Downtown Thrift may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Downtown Thrift may monitor the most popular pages on the site, or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Downtown Thrift may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Downtown Thrift does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Downtown Thrift 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 Downtown Thrift’s behalf or to provide services available at Downtown Thrift’s website, 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 Downtown Thrift’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Downtown Thrift 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, Downtown Thrift discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Downtown Thrift believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Downtown Thrift, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of Downtown Thrift website and have supplied your email address, Downtown Thrift 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 Downtown Thrift. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. Downtown Thrift 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. Downtown Thrift uses cookies to help Downtown Thrift identify and track visitors, their usage of Downtown Thrift website, and their website access preferences. Downtown Thrift visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Downtown Thrift’s website, with the drawback that certain features of Downtown Thrift’s website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Downtown Thrift, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Downtown Thrift 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 Downtown Thrift may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.


Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we 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, Downtown Thrift may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Downtown Thrift’s sole discretion. Downtown Thrift 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.