Privacy policy

Your privacy is critically important to us. Below is our policy.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, LocaleData 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. LocaleData’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how LocaleData’s visitors use its website. From time to time, LocaleData may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

LocaleData also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users. LocaleData only discloses logged in user IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to LocaleData’s websites choose to interact with LocaleData in ways that require LocaleData to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that LocaleData gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an account at LocaleData to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with LocaleData - by purchasing access to paid services, for example - are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, LocaleData collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with LocaleData. LocaleData 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

LocaleData may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, LocaleData may monitor the most popular project on the LocaleData site. LocaleData may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, LocaleData does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Information We Collect from Other Sources

With your authorization, LocaleData may also obtain information about you from other sources. For example, if you create or log into your LocaleData account through a social media service (like Google), LocaleData will receive information from that service (such as your username, basic profile information, and friends list) via the authorization procedures used by that service. The information LocaleData receive depends on which services you authorize and any options that are available.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

LocaleData 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 LocaleData’s behalf or to provide services available at LocaleData’s websites, 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 LocaleData’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. LocaleData 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, LocaleData discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when LocaleData believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of LocaleData, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an LocaleData website and have supplied your email address, LocaleData 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 LocaleData and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. LocaleData 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. LocaleData uses cookies to help LocaleData identify and track visitors, their usage of LocaleData website, and their website access preferences. LocaleData visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using LocaleData’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of LocaleData’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

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


Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by LocaleData and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, LocaleData may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in LocaleData’s sole discretion. LocaleData 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.

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