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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) describes and governs the information collection, use, and sharing practices of ANCIENT-THEORY.COM and its affiliates, subsidiaries, and divisions as may change from time to time, with respect to ANCIENT-THEORY.COM’s websites, mobile applications, and other digital and interactive services that link to this Privacy Policy (together, the “Services”).

Before you submit any information on or through the Services, please carefully review this Policy together with our terms of use and any other documents referred to therein to understand our views and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it.

Please note that this Privacy Policy applies only to information collected through the Services and not to information you may provide to any third-party sites to which ANCIENT-THEORY.COM may link, except as expressly provided herein. 

This Policy applies regardless of the device used to access the Services (e.g., personal computer, mobile device, consumer electronics device, or any other technology or software known today or developed in the future). Some online services offered by or affiliated with ANCIENT-THEORY.COM may be governed by a separate privacy policy. In those instances, the product-specific privacy policy shall apply to that online service.


We collect information in multiple ways, including when you provide information directly to us and when we passively collect information from you, such as from your browser or device.

Information expressly provided by you includes your name, email address, physical address, login username, password, or other information that you voluntarily share with us through the following:

  • Registering for an account;
  • Subscribing to receive our newsletters;
  • Posting a comment;
  • Subscribing to receive comment follow-ups;
  • Entering a sweepstake or contest or registering for a promotion;
  • Completing a survey or providing us with feedback;
  • Communicating with us by phone, e-mail, or otherwise;
  • Reporting an issue with our website;
  • Receiving one of our subscription gifts.

You do not have an obligation to provide us with your information; however, if you do not provide us with your information, we may not be able to provide you with the Services you have requested, or you may be limited in your use of our Services.

Information automatically or passively collected includes the following:

  • Device and usage information: We may automatically collect certain information about the computer or devices you use to access the Site or our Apps. We may collect and analyze information such as IP addresses, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, TCP/IP address, browser types, browser language, operating systems, mobile device carrier information, the state or country from which you accessed the Site or App, referring and exit web pages and URLs, platform type, the number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages, and content viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time you used the Site, the frequency of your use of the Services, error logs, and other similar information. If you choose to connect to our Site through a social network such as Facebook, we may automatically collect your profile information. These things allow us, among other things, to improve the delivery of our web pages to you and to measure traffic on the Site. We may use third-party analytics providers and technologies, including cookies and similar tools, to assist in collecting this information.
  • Location information: Our service providers and we may automatically collect location information, including general information such as IP address from your computer or mobile device. The Site uses this location information to provide customized location-based services, content, promotional offers, and other information that may interest you. We may also use location information to improve the functionality of the Site. If you do not wish to have this location information collected and used by our service providers and us, you may disable the location features on your device. Please note that if you disable such features, you will not be able to access or receive some or all of the services, content, and features made available via the Site.
  • Cookies: We use cookies to gather information about your general internet use. Cookies are small files that are placed on your hard drive for record-keeping purposes and to enhance your experience with the Site. By showing how and when visitors use the Site, cookies help us deliver advertisements, identify how many unique users visit us, and track user trends and patterns. They also prevent you from having to re-enter your preferences on certain areas of the Site where you may have entered preference information before. When used, cookies are downloaded and stored on your device. Such information, on its own, will not identify you personally. It is statistical data. Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after 12 months. You can turn off the cookie function on your device, but that may prevent you from using our Site and services. Some third-party services that we use, such as Google Analytics, Quantcast, ADX, Adsense, 1 st Impression, AdSupply, RevBoostPro, Coversant, CPXI, Outbrain, Criteo, DistrictM, Open X, Rhythm One, Sonobi, Sekindo, Sovrn and Uponit may also place cookies on your device. This Privacy Policy does not cover the use of cookies by third parties.  


We use the information we collect from you to provide, maintain, protect and improve our Site and services, and to develop new ones.  

In addition, we may use the information for one or more of the following purposes:

  • To provide information to you that you request from us relating to our products or services;
  • To provide information to you related to products or services provided by us;
  • To inform you of any changes, offers, updates, or other announcements about our Site, services, or products;
  • To process a transaction you initiate;
  • To process and respond to your inquiries or to request your feedback;
  • To personalize the content and advertising that you see on the Services;
  • For internal research;
  • To keep the Site secure and safe;
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features offered by our Site.

Finally, if you install and use any of our products or services, such as a module or any other software, these products will report information to us, and we will collect this information.  This information may be linked to you, and we may use this information better to provide technical support to you and our other customers and to improve our Site, services, and products. 


Our computer servers are currently based in the United States (“U.S.”), so your personal data will be processed by us in the U.S., where data protection and privacy regulations may not offer the same level of protection as in other parts of the world, such as the European Union (“EU”). 

If you visit and use our Site from outside the U.S., you agree to this Privacy Policy and you consent to the transfer of all such information to the U.S., which may not offer an equivalent level of protection of that required in the EU or certain other countries, and to the processing of that information as described in this Privacy Policy. 

We take all reasonable measures to protect your personal data and information and to protect our Site from unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of information we maintain.  


We will not disclose your personal information to any other party other than in accordance with this Privacy Policy and the circumstances detailed below: 


We may disclose personal information if we have your specific consent to do so.

Co-sponsored activities

When you sign up for a webinar or other activity that is co-sponsored by another company, we may share your registration information with that company.

Business Partners

We may provide your information to individuals and companies with whom we have business relationships to provide you with special coupons, discounts, or promotions or to offer products and services to you for purchase. 

We encourage these partners to adopt and post privacy policies. However, the use of your Information by such parties is governed by the privacy policies of such parties and is not subject to our control.

Third-Party Services

We use third-party service providers, consultants, and other agents to help us provide, maintain, protect and improve our Site, services, and products.  We provide personal information to these parties to perform specific tasks based on our instructions and in compliance with our Privacy Policy or an equivalent level of privacy protection.

Examples of third-party services include data storage, maintenance services, database management, web analytics, and payment processing.

We may use third-party service providers to target and serve some of the advertisements you see on the Site. We may share technical or aggregate information, such as the type of pages viewed and categories of interest, from our Site with these service providers and advertisers for their use in displaying ads on our Site. 

These third-party providers and advertisers may use their own browser or flash cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies to collect technical information (such as device unique identifier, IP address, MAC address, browser type, pages visited, and location information) from users of the Site that is generated automatically as a user views or interacts with an ad. 

Unless you affirmatively provide information within an ad, the data collected in connection with the ads, ad serving, and ad targeting on our Site does not include your name, address, email address, or telephone number, but it may include the device’s unique identifier, IP address, MAC address and location information of your computer or device. 

The use and collection of information by third-party advertising service providers are governed by the relevant third party’s privacy policy and is not covered by our Privacy Notice.

We comply with the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising, www.aboutads.info.


We will share personal information if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation, or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:

  • Meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or enforceable governmental request;
  • To enforce our Disclaimer;
  • Enforce applicable Terms of Service or any of our other agreements with you, including investigation of potential breaches;
  • Detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues; or
  • Protect against harm to the rights, property, or safety of our Site, us, our affiliates, our officers, directors, employees, representatives, our licensors, other users, and/or the public, as required or permitted by law.


If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, or asset sale, you agree that your personal information may be transferred to a third party. 

“When you use our website, we share information that we may collect from you, such as your email (in hashed form), IP address, or information about your browser or operating system, with our partner/service provider, LiveRamp Inc and its group companies (‘LiveRamp’). 

LiveRamp may use our first-party cookie on your browser to match your shared information to their marketing databases to provide back a pseudonymous privacy-centric identifier for our use in real-time bidding in digital advertising. 

These third parties may, in turn, link further demographic or interest-based information to your browser. To opt-out of this use, please head here (https://liveramp.com/opt_out/).”

If you wish to “opt-out” of having your personal information used for certain purposes, please contact us.

All information you disclose in your public profile, in forum posts, blogs, comments, issue queues, or other public portions of our Site becomes public information. 

If you choose to provide information on public features of the Services, individuals reading such information may use or disclose it to other individuals or entities without our control and without your knowledge, and search engines may index that information. 

Therefore, care should be taken in what you choose to disclose publicly.  

We recommend that you do not post contact details or sensitive personal information.


The Services may contain links to third-party websites, applications, and other services. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites and services. 

We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our Services and to read the privacy statements of each and every site they visit that collects their information. Some of these links may be affiliate marketing links encoded by third parties. 

This means that we may earn a commission when you click on or make purchases via affiliate links, and affiliate partners may use cookies to understand your use of the Services.


You may review and update certain information through your relevant account settings on the Services. For additional assistance with reviewing or modifying the information provided to us, contact us as described below.

If you have provided contact information through the Services and decide that you do not want ANCIENT-THEORY.COM to use that information for marketing purposes in accordance with this Policy, you can opt-out of future use at any time by: (a) going to the link provided at the bottom of any email you receive and opting out of receiving future information; or (b) contacting us as described below. Please note that you may not be able to opt-out of emails about your transactions and relationship with us, such as emails regarding your account, requests or inquiries, and purchases of products and/or services.

Individuals in the European Economic Area (“EEA”) and many other jurisdictions have certain legal rights to obtain confirmation of whether we hold personal data about them, to access personal data we hold about them, and to obtain its correction, update, amendment, or deletion in appropriate circumstances. 

You may also have the right to object to our handling of your personal data, restrict our processing of your personal data, and withdraw any consent you have provided. To exercise these rights, please contact us as described below with the nature of your request. 

Our security procedures mean that we may request proof of identity before we reveal information. This proof of identity will typically take the form of your e-mail address and any password submitted upon registration. While we strongly encourage you first to raise any questions or concerns about your personal data with us, you also have a right to contact the relevant supervisory authority.

Many of the rights described here are subject to significant limitations and exceptions under applicable law (e.g., objections to the processing of personal data, and withdrawals of consent, typically will not have a retroactive effect).

You are entitled to have access to the personal information that we hold about you, and you may correct, amend, or delete that information where it is inaccurate, except where the burden or expense of providing access would be disproportionate to the risks to your privacy, or where the rights of persons other than you would be violated. 


We will keep your information only for as long as is reasonably necessary for the purpose that it has been processed, taking into account any legal requirements under Applicable Law. 

To avoid doubt, we will retain your information to continue offering the Services to you. If you terminate your account, any association between your account and the information we store will no longer be accessible through your account. 

However, if you have engaged in any public sharing before termination, that information will remain on our services and accessible to the public. 

We will also retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. Information may persist in copies made for backup and business continuity purposes for additional time.


The copyright in the material contained on, in, or available through this Website, including all other information, data, text, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video messages, or other materials and the selection and arrangement thereof, and all source code, software compilations and other material (“Material”) is owned by or licensed to ANCIENT-THEORY.COM. 

All rights are reserved. You do not have any right, interest, or title in or to the Material unless otherwise expressly indicated. The trademarks, service marks, and logos (“Trade Marks”) contained on ANCIENT-THEORY.COM are registered and owned by or licensed to ANCIENT-THEORY.COM. 

Save as expressly stated, you do not have any right to use, copy, edit, vary, reproduce, publish, display, distribute, store, transmit, commercially exploit or disseminate the Trade Marks without the prior written consent of ANCIENT-THEORY.COM. 

You are permitted to print or download extracts of the Material for your personal use only provided that each copy contains a notice that the Material is owned by or licensed to ANCIENT-THEORY.COM. None of the Material may be used for any commercial or public use. 

Save as expressly stated or as necessary to view, print, or download extracts of the Material for personal use, none of the Material may be copied, edited, varied, reproduced, published, displayed, distributed, stored, transmitted, commercially exploited, or disseminated in any form whatsoever without the prior written consent of ANCIENT-THEORY.COM.


​ANCIENT-THEORY.COM may feature products and services of third parties (“Products and Services”) or contain links to websites operated by third parties (“Third Party Websites”). ANCIENT-THEORY.COM does not have any influence or control over any such Products or Services or any Third Party Website. 

Unless otherwise stated, ANCIENT-THEORY.COM is not responsible for and does not endorse any Products or Services or any Third Party Website, or its availability or contents. ANCIENT-THEORY.COM is not responsible for any agreement or understanding you enter into with a third party through a Third Party Website and/or in relation to any Products or Services. 

While ANCIENT-THEORY.COM aims to provide unbiased editorials, we wish to disclose that (i) we occasionally receive free products from marketers that we sometimes review or discuss in our editorials, and (ii) we may run advertisements on our sites concerning some of those products or companies that sell them (and other products sold by such companies) for which we sometimes receive compensation, and (iii) we may sell these products within our stores, and (iv) we may use affiliate links to products and or services for which we sometimes receive compensation. 

ANCIENT-THEORY.COM is a participant in a number of affiliate advertising programs. For instance, we participate 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 Amazon.com.


You acknowledge and agree in relation to any downloads which are accessed on or via ANCIENT-THEORY.COM (“Download”) that (i) you have a right of license to such Download, you do not own any intellectual property rights in such Download, and your use of such Download may be subject to an applicable end user license agreement; (ii) you are not permitted to modify, copy, commercially exploit, re­sell or otherwise use a Download in any way which is contrary to applicable laws or regulations. Y​our attention is drawn to section 7 of these Terms and Conditions, which you should read carefully before commencing any Downloads.​


You agree that when using ANCIENT-THEORY.COM, you will not: 

(a) Upload, post, or otherwise transmit Content that violates the rights (including, without limitation, the intellectual property rights) of a third party or which is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, argumentative, flaming, hateful, offensive (whether in relation to sex, race, religion or otherwise) harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, indecent, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy or contains any illegal content; 

(b) Harvest Content or IP addresses or upload, post, or otherwise transmit any Content which contains software viruses or any other files or programs that may interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of ANCIENT-THEORY.COM or any networks connected to this Website or any other ANCIENT-THEORY.COM or Server or another’s computer, or that contains any chain letters, pyramid­selling schemes, bulk mail, junk mail or similar; 

(c) Upload, post, or otherwise transmit any Content for any commercial or business purpose, including (without limitation) any Content which contains any advertising or promotional materials;

(d) Restrict or in any way inhibit any person from using ANCIENT-THEORY.COM;

(e) Upload, post, or otherwise transmit any Content which is unnecessary and/or repetitive, including any Content which repeats that was previously uploaded, posted, or transmitted by you or another visitor, unless absolutely necessary;

(f) Upload, post, or otherwise transmit any Content to a part of ANCIENT-THEORY.COM which is irrelevant to the subject matter or the Content;

(g) Upload, post, or otherwise transmit any Content to ANCIENT-THEORY.COM using an e­mail address provided by a free account service such as hotmail;

(h) Use ANCIENT-THEORY.COM in a manner that is inconsistent with these Terms and Conditions and/or any relevant laws and regulations in force from time to time; 

(i) Breach the terms of any suspension or ban or seek alternative access. You acknowledge that you are solely responsible for maintaining a secure password for the purpose of gaining access to the member sections of ANCIENT-THEORY.COM. 

You agree to indemnify ANCIENT-THEORY.COM in full and on demand from and against any loss, damage, costs, or expenses which they suffer or incur directly or indirectly as a result of your use of this Website other than in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.


If you provide information to ANCIENT-THEORY.COM, ANCIENT-THEORY.COM will use it in accordance with the terms of its privacy policy. ​That privacy policy forms part of these Terms and Conditions. By using this Website, you acknowledge and agree that you have read and accepted the terms of that privacy policy.


ANCIENT-THEORY.COM, Third Party Websites, links to the Third Party Websites, and any Material and Content are provided on an ‘as­is’ and ‘as available’ basis, and use is at your own risk. 

To the maximum extent permitted by law: 

(a) ANCIENT-THEORY.COM disclaims all liability whatsoever, whether arising in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise in relation to ANCIENT-THEORY.COM, Third Party Websites, links to Third Party Websites, Material and Content;

(b) all implied warranties, terms and conditions relating to ANCIENT-THEORY.COM, Third Party Websites, links to Third Party Websites, Material and Content (whether implied by statute, common law or otherwise), including (without limitation) any warranty, term or condition as to accuracy, completeness, satisfactory quality, performance, merchantability, fitness for purpose or any special purpose, non­infringement and title are, as between ANCIENT-THEORY.COM and you, hereby excluded. ANCIENT-THEORY.COM makes no representation or warranty that ANCIENT-THEORY.COM or Server, and/or any Third Party Websites will be continuous, uninterrupted, secure or error­free. 

ANCIENT-THEORY.COM will not be liable, in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), under statute or otherwise, as a result of or in connection with ANCIENT-THEORY.COM, any Third Party Websites, links to Third Party Websites, the Material, Content, Downloads or any products or services offered on or through ANCIENT-THEORY.COM or Server or Third Party Website, whether by ANCIENT-THEORY.COM or on its behalf, for any: 

(a) economic loss (including, without limitation, loss of revenues, profits, contracts, business or anticipated savings);

(b) loss of goodwill or reputation; 

(c) special or indirect or consequential loss.

If ANCIENT-THEORY.COM is liable to you directly or indirectly in relation to this Website, any other ANCIENT-THEORY.COM Site or Server, any Third Party Websites, links to Third Party Websites, the Material, Content, Downloads, or any products or services offered on or through this Website or any other ANCIENT-THEORY.COM Site or Server or Third Party Website, that liability (howsoever arising) shall be limited to the sums paid by you in consideration for ANCIENT-THEORY.COM granting you membership to this Website or any other ANCIENT-THEORY.COM site. 

Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall be construed as excluding or limiting the liability of ANCIENT-THEORY.COM for death or personal injury caused by its negligence or for any other liability which cannot be excluded by English law. 

ANCIENT-THEORY.COM makes no representation that the material contained on this Website is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access ANCIENT-THEORY.COM from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws if and to the extent local laws are applicable. 

Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties or limitations on applicable statutory rights of a consumer, so the exclusions and limitations in this section 7 may not apply to you in whole or part.


ANCIENT-THEORY.COM reserves the right in its sole discretion to deny you access to this Website, or any portion thereof, without notice and for any reason, including, without limitation, if you fail to comply with any clause in Member Conduct or any other provision of these Terms and Conditions. 

In particular, ANCIENT-THEORY.COM may deny you access to this Website if ANCIENT-THEORY.COM exercises its right to lock any discussion topic to prevent further discussion following the submission of Content relating to that topic by you.


If you take part in any competition which is run on or through ANCIENT-THEORY.COM (“Competition”), you agree to be bound by the Online Competition Rules and any other rules specified by ANCIENT-THEORY.COM from time to time (“Competition Rules”) and by the decisions of ANCIENT-THEORY.COM, which are final in all matters relating to the Competition. ANCIENT-THEORY.COM reserves the right to disqualify any entrant and/or winner in its absolute discretion without notice in accordance with the Competition Rules.


​These Terms and Conditions (as amended from time to time) constitute the entire agreement between you and ANCIENT-THEORY.COM concerning your use of this Website or Server and supersede any previous arrangement, agreement, undertaking, or proposal, written or oral between you and ANCIENT-THEORY.COM in relation to such matters.

ANCIENT-THEORY.COM reserves the right to update these Terms and Conditions from time to time. If it does so, the updated version will be effective as soon as it is uploaded to this Website. No other variation to these Terms and Conditions shall be effective unless in writing and signed by an authorized representative on behalf of ANCIENT-THEORY.COM.

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law, and you agree, for the benefit of ANCIENT-THEORY.COM, to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. 

If any provision(s) of these Terms and Conditions is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, then such provision(s) shall be construed, as nearly as possible, to reflect the intentions of the parties and all other provisions shall remain in full force and effect. ANCIENT-THEORY.COM’s failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed to by ANCIENT-THEORY.COM in writing.

Unless otherwise expressly stated, nothing in the Terms and Conditions shall create any rights or any other benefits, whether pursuant to the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or otherwise, in favor of any person other than you and ANCIENT-THEORY.COM.


We reserve the right to change this Policy at any time to reflect changes in the law, our data collection, and use practices, the features of our Services, or advances in technology. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Services following the posting of changes to this Policy will mean you accept those changes.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us.