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It's here.

Key changes include that it's now:

  • Actually readable by human non-lawyers
  • Clearer and more specific about how we handle your private information
  • Compliant with the stricter EU and Swiss privacy disclosure requirements
  • More accessible, with a link in the footer of every page
  • Now starring actual, active-duty navy seals.

(Some of you may have noticed that we posted the new policy a little while back; we waited to post this because it had not yet been certified to be Safe Harbor compliant by the DOC, which it now has.)

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The sidebar summary's font renders really bad on Chrome, Win 7: i.stack.imgur.com/07kPF.png –  Ben Brocka Aug 2 '12 at 18:05
    
@BenBrocka Do you have clear type enabled? –  Bryan Dunsmore Aug 2 '12 at 18:06
    
@BryanDunsmore Win 7 has Cleartype enabled by default –  Ben Brocka Aug 2 '12 at 18:07
    
@BenBrocka Always troubleshoot the simplest problems first. =P –  Bryan Dunsmore Aug 2 '12 at 18:07
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"Legally Useless Summary for Short Attention Spans. (Yes, you still have to read the real one on the right. Sorry, but you do.)" Pfft. –  BoltClock's a Unicorn Aug 2 '12 at 18:07
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"Your web browser tells us stuff like your approximate location and how you use the site. It also bakes us yummy cookies." No... I think it stole the ones in my cookie jar. The ones that I baked. –  BoltClock's a Unicorn Aug 2 '12 at 18:09
    
"If you don’t like cookies or have other dietary restrictions, please tell your browser." What, so it can take them and have them all for itself? (Serious note: perhaps it should say "please tell your browser so it won't collect any from our site"? Just a suggestion.) –  BoltClock's a Unicorn Aug 2 '12 at 18:15
    
but we’re not the boss of you and can’t make you.* can't make you do what? –  nhahtdh Aug 2 '12 at 18:22
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"Working here rocks. We have insanely great health insurance, reimburse employees’ gym membership, and give employees free t̶r̶a̶n̶s̶p̶o̶r̶t̶a̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶b̶y̶ ̶u̶n̶i̶c̶o̶r̶n transit cards." Alright, I'll shut up now. I don't want to give them any ideas. –  BoltClock's a Unicorn Aug 2 '12 at 18:28
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Lesson: Never put a legal document, or abstract thereof, in front of a bunch of developers. –  Ghost User Aug 2 '12 at 18:30
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Is the spare comma in (e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of the network,) intentional or does it help comply with Safe Harbor provisions? –  user7116 Aug 2 '12 at 18:35
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@BenBrocka Same issue here (Win7 Firefox). –  Dynamic Aug 2 '12 at 18:44
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@sixlettervariables Adding. Punctuation. Increases. Clarity. [This. Is. Sparta!!!] –  Lee Louviere Aug 2 '12 at 20:01
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No way am I reading the long version... –  Benjol Aug 3 '12 at 6:53
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This is appreciated. Thank you. –  Rolf Dec 9 '13 at 15:42

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Sorry if this is somewhat inane but, completely unrelated to the actual content of the policy, you guys need to define a better font stack for the left hand side condensed version of the policy. The current font stack

"HelveticaNeue-CondensedBold",'Arial Narrow Bold'

doesn't have a generic fallback font (sans-serif) associated, and more importantly, doesn't appear to work even with a clean Windows 7 installation. I'm not entirely sure how the font is distributed, but you probably won't find it on Linux or mobile operating systems either. The best way to fix this is to use a @font-face font instead, since operating systems aren't guaranteed to have a condensed font available.

I know, it's not a very important bug, but it does make the reading experience somewhat less enjoyable. Since the team took so much effort to write the condensed version I'd hope they put a little effort in making it look correct everywhere too.

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is there a linux alternative of a condensed sans serif font I can use? –  Jin Jan 14 '13 at 16:59
    
@jin Not one I can think of, no. I'm not sure if mobile browsers have them too. Does the iPad come with Helvetica Neue Condensed? –  Yi Jiang Jan 14 '13 at 17:07
    
@TimYiJiang, It appears to. I'm not sure how to confirm the font, but it certainly looks identical. –  Jaydles Jan 19 '13 at 15:16

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