Privacy Policy

handspeak policy

Effective as of January 4, 2023.

As the owner of this website (the "Site"), I understand that your privacy is of critical importance. This Privacy Policy describes what information we collect from you via the Site and how we use and disclose such information.

This Privacy Policy is separate to our Terms of Use, which set out the legal terms governing access and use of Terms.


By using the Site, you consent to the data and privacy practices described in this statement. If you do not agree with this policy, do not access or use this Site or interact with any other aspect of the Site's service or product.

Children's Privacy: This Site is not designed or intended for use by children, and the Site does not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of 18. Nor do we knowingly collect information from any individual under the age of 18 without the consent of a parent or guardian. If User is of a minor age, they must ask their parent, guardian, or educator for permission to use this Site under supervision. Subscription is available for users of age 18 or above only.

Use of cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

This Site uses cookies for the following purposes:

(a) authentication - this Site uses cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website;

(b) status - to help us to determine if you are logged into our website;

(c) personalization - to store information about your preferences and to personalize the website for you;

(d) security - we use cookies as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services generally;

(e) advertising - to help us to display advertisements that will be relevant to you; and

(f) analysis - to help us to analyze the use and performance of our website and services;

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies when visiting websites. Users can change their browsers to decline cookies and to delete cookies. Please note that blocking cookies may have a negative impact on the functions of many websites, including our Site. Some features of the Site may cease to be available to you.

Third Party Websites

The Site may contain links to and from other web sites and services, such as ads or payment services. The Site is not responsible nor liable for the policies or the content of external websites. You are advised to read the privacy policy of external sites before disclosing any personal information.

Advertising: This Site is affiliated with CMI Marketing, Inc., d/b/a CafeMedia ("CafeMedia") for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site, and CafeMedia will collect and use certain data for advertising purposes. To learn more about CafeMedia's data usage, see .

Advertising can be turned off for paid, logged-in Patron subscribers.

Analytics: We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google's privacy policy is available at:

Payment services: We use Stripe and, in some cases PayPal, for payment, analytics, and other business services.

Email addresses and Registration

Any personal information you voluntarily provide via email, subscription, and donation will not be released, sold, or rented to any third parties.

Email correspondence: Email address that you send is used to respond to inquiries and other requests. Email addresses provided via subscription are used for communications and occasional newsletters.

If you choose to correspond with us through email, the Site may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses for a period of time. Your email address is confidential. Occasionally an unidentifiable portion of content or comments may be collected for posts that may help users.

Subscription: When you register for an account, create or modify your profile, sign up for an email newsletter, or make purchases through the Site, you voluntarily provide your information. We may collect other information from you when you register with our Site in order to use various features. Such information could include your name, contact information, profiles, preferences, subscriptions, logins, etc.

Transactional Data: We may process information relating to transactions, including purchases of goods and services, that you enter into with us and/or through this Site ("Transactional Data"). The Transactional Data may include your contact details, your card details and the transaction details. The transaction data may be processed for the purpose of supplying the purchased goods and services and keeping proper records of those transactions. Payment processing on this Site is handled by our payment services providers, Stripe and, in some cases, Paypal. We will share transaction data with our payment services providers only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing your payments, refunding such payments and dealing with complaints and queries relating to such payments and refunds. You can find information about the payment services providers' privacy policies and practices at However, this Site doesn't directly retain credit card details on files.

If you are a resident of a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), this Site does not offer goods or services (e.g. paid subscription). If you register for an email newsletter (if any), we will delete it if you have provided it inadvertently.


The Site uses encryption (SSL) to protect sensitive information transmitted online. The Site takes reasonable security steps to protect data collected through the Site. Unfortunately, no transmission of information over the internet or other network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. There are some things that Internet users can also take precautions to help protect the security of their personal information as well. For instance, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any passwords or other account information.

Sale of Business or Assets

In the event that the Site or substantially all of its assets is sold or disposed of as a going concern, whether by merger, sale of assets or otherwise, or in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership, the information we have collected about you may be one of the assets sold or merged in connection with that transaction.

Changes to this policy

The Site reserves the right to make changes in this Privacy Statement from time to time. Any changes will take effect immediately upon posting on this page. Please review this privacy policy sporadically. Your continued use of this Site after any changes in this privacy policy will constitute your acceptance of such changes. If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Statement, please do not continue using this Site.


If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the practices of this Site, please contact me via the link in the footer.