Privacy policy for

Keeping you informed of our information gathering practices and our policy for how we use that information is important to us at Below, you can find the ways in which we gather data and the ways that we use that data.

Information Collection

Log files

The server stores your host, your operating system, your browser, and referring page in the server's log file when you access This information is stored, by default, by most websites. We do not use this information to track individual users, except to investigate extreme cases of abuse (such as hacking attempts); these log files are analyzed by statistical packages to determine trends in visitor patterns, such as which pages are most popular and which referrers send the most visitors. Your host name is used only to determine statistics about the site's percentages of traffic from various countries.

Message Board

You are asked but not required to register when you use the message board. You are not required to give your personal information when signing up and creating a profile. We do not use the information in visitor profiles for any purpose. When creating a profile, you are required to provide your date of birth. This information is used to comply with US federal law, which requires us to obtain parental permission before allowing children under 13 to create an account. Your birth date information is not used for any other purpose. The message board also tracks IP addresses of visitors. We do not use this information to track individuals, except in cases of visitors spamming the message board. If you register to use the message board, you will be asked for an email address; we do not, and do not intend to, sell your email address to spam houses.


You are asked, but not required, to fill out a survey by BURST!Media. The information you give will help us choose more appropriate advertisements for the site, which will benefit visitors in the long run.

Mailing list

You may choose to sign up for the mailing list. If you do so, will send you periodic email related to learning about C and C++ programming. Your email address is provided only to us and to the service that runs the mailing list software. We will not sell your email address or share it with anyone else. Each mailing list email contains information on how to unsubscribe. You may unsubscribe from the mailing list at any time.


You may choose to purchase products for sale from, such as the ebook Jumping into C++. If you buy a product from us, we will recieve basic information about you, such as your name, email address, IP address, country of residence, and, if you choose to enter it, your mailing address. may use your email contact information to send you information about your purchase, such as notification of new releases or formats available. does not have access to or store your credit card number or other financial information. This information is available solely to the payment processor you select (i.e. PayPal, 2Checkout, or Google Checkout). is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to does not retain or have access to any information submitted by you to To help us evaluate the performance of the affiliate program, an anonymized, aggregated list of products purchased through the Amazon affiliate advertising program is displayed to us. does not receive any information connecting these purchases to individuals.

Other services

Third parties (such as Google AdSense) may be placing and reading cookies on visitors' browsers, or using web beacons to collect information, in the course of ads being served on the website. does not collect or have access to this data. For more information on what is collected and how to manage cookies, including deleting and opting out of cookies, see All About Cookies. We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by Google Adsense in particular, click here.

Information Usage

We do not track individual users on the site, except in extreme cases to respond to persistent attacks on the system, such as when a user spams the message board or hacks the site. We use the information obtained from the server logs to improve the layout of the site and to make educated guesses as to what could be improved. We also use demographics data obtained through BURST!Media's voluntary survey to target ads that are appropriate for our visitors.