Privacy Policy

Certly Inc. ("Certly") operates websites including and It is Certly's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

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

Certly also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and, when you send it via our plugins or API, your visitor's IP addresses. Certly only discloses logged in user and visitor IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Certly’s websites choose to interact with Certly in ways that require Certly to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Certly gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Those who engage in transactions with Certly – by purchasing access to Certly Guard, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Certly collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Certly. Certly 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 continuing their use of Certly's services.

Aggregated Statistics

Certly may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Certly may monitor the most frequently flagged URLs or spam. Certly may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Certly does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Certly 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 Certly’s behalf or to provide services available at Certly’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 Certly’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Certly 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, Certly discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Certly believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Certly, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Certly website and have supplied your email address, Certly 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 Certly and our products. 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. Certly 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. Certly uses cookies to help Certly identify and track visitors, their usage of Certly website, and their website access preferences. Certly visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Certly’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Certly’s websites (including authentication) may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

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

Fraud Protection

Certly may serve code created by companies offering anti-fraud solutions on Certly's websites in order to detect fraudulent accounts. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Certly and does not cover the use of cookies or other metadata by those companies.

User Content

User Content submitted to us may be saved in order to improve our products or internet security. Links in User Content will be distributed to our partners when we flag a URL or when a partner wishes to also scan URLs after we receive them in order to improve their products. We do not disclose your visitor's IP addresses unless the visitor was malicious and the disclosure has been manually reviewed.

Privacy Policy Changes

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

This document was derived from Automattic's terms of service, and is licensed under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.