How Bad Pretty Bad

Eclectic Publishing Company

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us. At How Bad? Pretty Bad we have a few fundamental principles:

We don't sell your data. We don't share your data. You can edit all your settings, including how you want to receive emails. When you delete your account, we wipe your personal information from our database. We don't display ads. Your content is yours and we don't own it in any way.

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals:

If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact Alex.

How Bad? Pretty Bad LLC (“HBPB”) operates several websites including The Pastry Box Project, SuperYesMore, and It is HBPB’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

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

HBPB also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our websites. HBPB 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 projects' commenters IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the project where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

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

HBPB may collect statistics related to how our web pages are browsed (typically: how many times a page has been viewed). HBPB may display this information publicly, or to the users who contributed to author the pages in question (as in: you want to know how many times your article has been seen). However, HBPB does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

HBPB 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 HBPB’s behalf or to provide services available at HBPB’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 HBPB’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. HBPB 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, HBPB discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when HBPB believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of HBPB, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an HBPB website and have supplied your email address, HBPB 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 HBPB and our products (you can edit your email settings, see below). 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. HBPB takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

If you subscribe to our newsletter, you will receive newsletter from us. We don't send newsletter for the sake of sending them just to try to make you come back to our website. If you never receive newsletter from us, it's simply because we never send newsletters. To check what's new on The Website, we suggest you connect to it. If you ever receive a newsletter from us, you will be able to unsubscribe by clicking on a link, without further questions. Our "unsubscribe landing page" (the page you reach if you unsubscribe) will not contain comments intended to make you feel bad for unsubscribing. In a more general way, you can edit all your email settings and we want you to be able to opt out from all emails you could receive from us in a very easy way. That being said, if a SUPER IMPORTANT information is to be shared (like a security breach), we will notify you no matter what your email settings because we assume you would want to know.

We don't sell your data. We don't even share it. It may happen that you take an action which results in posting data to a third-party service (like posting a Tweet through The Website, or storing an image in a remote server), but you would be consciously doing it by clicking on stuff.


Cookies are small files that are stored on your computer. The Website uses cookies to store your preferences, keep you logged in and generate some stats about your usage of The Website. If you don't want cookies to be installed on your computer, you can modify your settings in your web browser to deny all cookies, or to require your permission each time The Website attempts to create a cookie on your computer. If you don't have cookies enabled and want to let The Website set cookies on your computer, you can modify the settings in your web browser to enable cookies. If you disable cookies entirely, our websites may not work properly, or you may not have access to all the features made available by our applications. We mostly use cookies to keep you logged in. We don't want to profile you. You're a unique human being.

Business Transfers

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


We don't display ads.

Privacy Policy Changes

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

Modified from the Automattic Privacy Policy.