Privacy Policy

Adapted from the Creative Commons Privacy Policy

Welcome to Tropofy. We are a Platform as a Service company and provide services made available at our website, subdomains and related sites which enable the creation of web applications using the Tropofy Python framework. If you have questions about how to use our services or the great things you can do with Tropofy, see our FAQ first.

This Master Privacy Policy ("Privacy Policy") explains the collection, use, and disclosure of "personal information" by Tropofy when you use Tropofy Services. This Privacy Policy includes products and services provided through Websites that Tropofy operates, which include, but are not limited to,

This Privacy Policy also explains our commitment to you with respect to our use and disclosure of non personal browsing and site usage data that Tropofy collects as the provider of the Websites. That commitment is contained in a "Data Usage Policy" below. As used in this policy, "personal information" means information that would allow a party to identify you such as, for example, your name, address or location, telephone number or email address.

By accessing the Websites you are accepting and agreeing to the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

Our Principles

Tropofy is committed to handling responsibly the information and data we collect about you through our Websites, whether personal information or non personal browsing and site usage data. We have designed our Privacy Policy and our Data Usage Policy consistent with the following principles (the "Principles"):
  • Privacy policies and data collection and use policies should be human readable, comprehensive, and easy to locate;
  • Only the minimum amount of information reasonably necessary to provide you with services should be collected and maintained
  • Information you provide through our Websites, or that we gather as a result of your use of our Websites, should not be used for marketing or advertising purposes, nor should it be provided voluntarily (without your permission) to anyone else unless required
  • Unless restricted or prohibited by law, and provided your email address has been collected and retained, you should be notified when circumstances require Tropofy to provide a third party with your personal information.

Personal Information Tropofy Collects

We may collect personal information at several places on the Websites, including without limitation, when you sign up to use the Tropofy Services

Personal Information Tropofy does not Collect

For the avoidance of doubt Tropofy does not collect, store or process any credit card information whatsoever

What Tropofy does with Personal Information

Access to the Tropofy Service. We use the personal information you provide to us to enable you to access the Tropofy Service

Emails and Newsletters. We use the personal information you provide to us to send you information about the Tropofy Service

Any other personal information that we may collect which is not described specifically in this Privacy Policy will only be collected and used in accordance with the Principles.

Disclosures of Personal Information

In general, it is not Tropofy's practice to disclose personal information to third parties. We may share personal information in two instances:

  1. Tropofy may share personal information with our contractors and service providers in order to maintain, enhance, or add to the functionality of the Websites.
  2. Tropofy may disclose your personal information to third parties in a good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) take action regarding suspected illegal activities; (b) enforce or apply our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy; (c) comply with legal process, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order; or (d) protect our rights, reputation, and property, or that of our users, affiliates, or the public.

If Tropofy is required to provide a third party with your personal information (whether by court order or otherwise), then provided we have collected and retained an email address for you, Tropofy will use reasonable means to notify you promptly of that event, unless prohibited by law or Tropofy is otherwise advised not to notify you on the advice of legal counsel.

Security of Personal Information Collected via the Websites

Tropofy has implemented reasonable measures to protect against unauthorized access to and unlawful interception or processing of personal information that Tropofy stores and controls. However, no website can fully eliminate security risks. Third parties may circumvent our security mayeasures to unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. We will post a reasonably prominent notice to the Websites if any such security breach occurs.

Data Usage Policy: Non Personal Browsing and Site Usage Information

Our Data Usage Policy covers how we maintain and use information about you that is collected by our Websites and server logs, including when you log into the Website.

Non Personal Browsing Information We Collect. When you use the Websites, our servers (which may be hosted by a third party service provider) may collect information indirectly and automatically (through, for example, the use of your "IP address") about your activities while visiting the Websites and information about the browser you are using. We use this information for internal purposes only, such as to help understand how the Websites are being used, to improve our Websites and the features we provide, and for systems administration purposes. Tropofy may use a third party analytics provider to help us collect and analyze non personal browsing information through operation of our Websites for those same purposes.

No Selling or Sharing. Except in the unique situations identified in this Privacy Policy, Tropofy does not sell or otherwise voluntarily provide the non personal browsing information we collect about you or your website usage to third parties.

Any other non-personal information that we collect which is not described specifically in this Privacy Policy will only be collected and used in accordance with the Principles.

Reorganization or Spin-Offs

Tropofy may transfer some or all of your personal and/or non personal browsing information to a third party as a result of a reorganization, spin-off or similar transaction. Upon such transfer, the acquirer's privacy policy will apply. In such event, Tropofy will use reasonable efforts to notify you, if at the time of the transaction, the acquirer's privacy policy is substantially different from the Principles.


The Websites are not directed at children under the age of 18. We will never knowingly request personal information from anyone under the age of 18 without requiring parental consent. Our Master Terms of Use specifically prohibit anyone using our Websites from submitting any personally identifiable information about persons under 18 years of age. Any person who provides their personal information to Tropofy through the Websites represents that they are 18 years of age or older.

Third-Party Sites

The Websites may include links to other websites. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party sites. This Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other websites.

Changes and Updates to this Privacy Policy

Tropofy may occasionally update this Privacy Policy. When we do, we will also revise the Last Updated below. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed about how we are protecting the personal information we collect. Your continued use of the Websites constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any updates.

Last Updated 3 August, 2013.