Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. At The Highlander we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, The Highlander 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. The Highlander’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how The Highlander’s visitors use its website.

The Highlander also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. The Highlander only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to The Highlander’s websites choose to interact with The Highlander in ways that require The Highlander to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that The Highlander gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive The Highlander updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, The Highlander collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with The HighlanderThe Highlander 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.


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. The Highlander uses cookies to help The Highlander identify and track visitors, their usage of The Highlander website, and their website access preferences. The Highlander visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using The Highlander’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of The Highlander’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.


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 The Highlander and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

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