Privacy Policy and Cookies

Stout & Co. operates It is our policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites. We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it and without your own consent. We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our own service, or protect our rights.
Website Visitors

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

Stout & Co. also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. We do not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and do not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.


Stout & Co.’s websites makes use of cookies and other technologies to enhance the online experience of our visitors and to determine how the site is used, so that we can improve the quality of our services on that basis.

When visiting one of Stout & Co.’s websites the server automatically stores information such as URL, IP address, browser type and language, and date and time of your visit.

No personal information is collected automatically: We will only use personal information which you have provided yourself with our own consent.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your browser settings. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites:

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Stout & Co.’s websites choose to interact with Stout & Co. in ways that require Stout & Co. to gather personally-identifying information. This applies to the newsletter signup form – in which we collect (a name,) an e-mail address only so that we can send the e-mail newsletter. Stout & Co. 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 will prevent them from receiving the e-mail newsletter.

Aggregated Statistics

Stout & Co. may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites and may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Stout & Co. does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Stout & Co. 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 Stout & Co.’s behalf, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others.

Stout & Co. 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, Stout & Co. discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Stout & Co. believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Stout & Co., third parties or the public at large.

Stout & Co. may occasionally send you an e-mail to tell you about new products, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on. We primarily use the news section on our websites to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of e-mail to a minimum. Stout & Co. takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Comments and other content submitted are saved and analyzed in order to improve our services. Stout & Co. will not rent or sell or share potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying comments to anyone.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Stout & Co. may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at Stout & Co.’s sole discretion. Stout & Co. 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.

If you have any suggestions, complaints or questions please contact our Customer Service.

Last updated: January 2014

Note: We’ve based this privacy policy on the one available from the kind folks at Automatic / It is available under a Creative Commons Sharealike license, which means you’re more than welcome to steal it and repurpose it for your own use, just make sure to replace references to us with ones to you. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.