Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy:

BadBudget.com ("Bad Budget") operates badbudget.com and may operate other websites. It is Bad Budget's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

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

Bad Budget also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on badbudget.com blogs/sites. Bad Budget 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 commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Bad Budget's websites choose to interact with Bad Budget in ways that require Bad Budget to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Bad Budget gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at badbudget.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Bad Budget are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Bad Budget collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Bad Budget. Bad Budget 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

Bad Budget may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Bad Budget may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Bad Budget does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

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


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

Business Transfers

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


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 Bad Budget and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Bad Budget may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Bad Budget's sole discretion. Bad Budget encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a badbudget.com account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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Site Visitors

We collect and send the following information (made available from the visitor’s browser) to our Demand Partners: IP address, geographical data (derived from the IP address), user agent, operating system, device type, unique user ID (randomly generated identifier), current URL, and IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau) interest category.

We track ad impressions, video-related events (i.e. pause, mute, 100% plays, etc.) or errors, and ad click events.

Various cookies are used for the following purposes: delivering targeted advertisements to specific visitors, storing user identifiers, and collecting anonymous ad platform stats.

Data Retention: Log data (IP address, geographical data, user agent, operating system, device type) is stored for 30 days. The unique user ID is stored in cookies and is retained for 1 year.