Privacy policy

We don’t store any data. We don’t use any third-party analytics. We don’t use cookies.

Privacy policies are typically really long explanations of the ways you are being tracked. This one will instead explain all of the ways you’re not being tracked.

Your name, email address, and payment information are stored securely with our payment processor in a PCI-compliant datastore. It’s pretty interesting. Parts of the payment form are actually served securely from their servers so we technically never even see your data. Then when it’s time to send email we securely request a list of current subscribers at the time of mailing. That’s another thing that never touches our servers.

In cases where we ask to verify your email address, we do briefly store your email in a temporary database along with a secret code we send you. When you click the link we sent, your address is verified and erased from that database. The database itself is deleted and recreated every time the server is restarted.

These are three specific ways we don’t track your data, but there’s infinitely more ways we could list. For example, we don’t track whether you open the email. We don’t track how long you read the email. We don’t track what links you click.. If you can think of some other ways we’re not tracking you, let us know, and we’ll add them to this list!

Terms of service

This is a legally binding contract between you and Cryptophasia. Please make sure you read it, because it is important. We’ve tried to make it as clear as possible, but we welcome questions at This document is based on a template by Editorially and released under under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license, so you can use and adapt them as you see fit.

1. Definitions
We’re going to use some shorthand to make this easier to read. When we say “site,” we mean and the services offered through that site. When we say “we,” “us,” or “our,” we mean Liz and Jenn Pelly collectively as Cryptophasia. When we say “our content,” we mean the copyrightable text, sound, graphics, and other material owned by us. And when we say “terms,” we mean these terms of service.

2. Accepting these terms
Please read these terms before using the site. If you do not agree to these terms, you may not register for the site. If we make material changes to these terms, we’ll let you know either through the site or via email (at the email address you provide). If you do not agree to those changes, you may cancel your account. If we do not hear from you within ten days, the revised terms will apply to you.

3. Permitted users Cryptophasia is designed for use by adults. You must be thirteen years of age or older to use it. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of thirteen, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. When you use the site, you represent and warrant that you have the legal capacity to form a binding contract with us, and are doing so by your agreement to these terms.

4. Copyright and intellectual property
All content, the selection, compilation, arrangement and presentation of all materials, and the overall design of the site are copyrighted by us, and are protected by US and international laws. Use of our content without our express prior written permission is strictly prohibited. The site is built using open source software, which you are welcome to use as well, and can be found at

5. Canceling your account
You can cancel your account at any time by clicking the cancel link under the main sign-up form on the site’s main page.

6. Refunds
We do not offer refunds for past subscription fees or any other charges.

7. Disclaimer of warranties
We will strive to prevent interruptions to the service and be good stewards of your data. However, the site and our services are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. We disclaim all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including without limitation any warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. We do not make any warranty that the site or our services will meet your requirements, or that the services will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free, or that defects, if any, will be corrected. You understand that you download from or otherwise obtain content or services through the site at your own discretion and risk.

8. Limitations of liability
Under no circumstances — including, without limitation, negligence — shall we be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, resulting from (1) the use or the inability to use the site; (2) the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services; (3) unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data; (4) loss of profits, use, data or other intangibles, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.

9. Indemnification
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless us, our officers, directors, employees, members, partners, agents, and suppliers, and their respective affiliates, officers, directors, employees, members, shareholders, partners, and agents, from any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the site, including but not limited to your violation of this agreement. We may, at our sole discretion, assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you. The assumption of such defense or control by us, however, shall not excuse any of your indemnity obligations.

10. Right to terminate
We may at any time decide to alter, amend, modify, or terminate the site, any functionality or portion of it, all in our sole discretion, and you understand that there is no guarantee that the site or any portion or functionality of it will continue to operate or be available for any particular period of time.

11. General
These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of New York, without giving effect to its conflict of law provisions. You agree that you will bring any claim or cause of action arising out of your use of the site in the courts located within Brooklyn, New York, and you also agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of those courts. You agree that any claim or cause of action arising out of your use of the site or these terms must be filed within one year after such claim or cause of action arose or it shall be forever barred, notwithstanding any statute of limitations or other law to the contrary. If any provision contained in these terms is determined unenforceable, then such provision will be severed and replaced with a new provision that most closely reflects the intent of the original provision, and the remaining provisions of these terms will remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any provision of these terms shall be effective except pursuant to a written instrument signed by us expressly waiving compliance, and any such waiver shall be effective only in the specific instance and for the specific purpose stated in such writing. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and us as a result of these terms and/or your use of the site. You may not assign any right, interest, or benefit provided under these terms or through the site without our express prior written consent. These terms set forth the entire agreement between you and us, and supersede any and all prior communications, agreements and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between you and us with respect to the site and our services. A printed version of these terms and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these terms and/or your use of the site to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.