Red Pen privacy agreement and terms of use

Written on the 21st May 2013. Updated on 7th December 2013.

Hello. This is our privacy agreement and terms of use. Unlike other agreements, this is written is plain English for our mutual understanding. This is what we stand for.

Information we collect

When you use Red Pen we ask for your name and email address. We use this inside the app, in notification emails to you and fellow commenters, and for authenticating your identity to log you into your account.

Like most websites on the Internet, we collect non-personal information that your web browser makes available: your browser type, the link that linked to Red Pen, your city, and the date and time of your visit. We use this information for research to understand how our users on average use Red Pen and how we can make it better.

We don’t share this information or your designs or use it for any other purpose (except to comply with a subpoena under the law.)

We will not rent or sell this information or your designs to anyone.


A cookie is a small amount of data Red Pen saves on your computer. We use the cookie to recognise you when you visit Red Pen in the future. The cookie contains an encrypted, anonymised user ID. Red Pen reads the user ID, matches it with the ID stored in our database, and recalls your name, email, colour and recently uploaded designs from our database. Your personal information is not stored on your computer in the cookie. No other websites are able to access the Red Pen cookie.

If you dislike this, your browser has a function to clear cookies— if you do that, Red Pen won’t be able to recognise your computer in the future.

Who has access to your designs

Only people who have the unique URL of your design have access to the design you upload. The page cannot be discovered or indexed by search engines. Red Pen’s staff are only permitted access to your information when it is necessary to the operation of the website, or when you email them asking for help. Red Pen’s staff have agreed not to disclose personal or anonymous information to others.

You can delete your design at any time by clicking the “Delete this design” link at the bottom of the design’s page. The design and all comments on it will immediately become unviewable by everyone including us.

We claim no intellectual property rights over the designs you upload to Red Pen. Your designs remain yours. However, we think your designs look nice. Good job.

Terms of your using our service

By visiting Red Pen, you (and your company) agree to all we'll mention below. (If you don't agree, you shouldn't use this site.)

As mentioned, we claim no intellectual property over the designs uploaded to Red Pen. In extension, we hold no responsibility for determining the proper ownership or proper use of the designs uploaded. All liabilties about these designs rest with the people who've uploaded them. When you upload designs, you agree and promise us that the designs don't violate any laws, rules, regulations, or rights of others. I believe the legal word for this is “pinky promise”. Red Pen assumes no responsibility for determining who does or doesn't have such authority. By using us, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us harmless for the use, claims, liabilities, damages, or expenses of any designs; and any breaches, infringements, misappropriations, or law violations that come from them.

We reserve the right to refuse service if you upload designs that are offensive, violate laws, or advocate illegal actvities. We like you and we hope to be good friends. That's a nice shirt you're wearing.

Changes to this page

We might update this page in the future. If we do, we’ll let you know of significant changes by sending you an email or by placing a prominent notice on the site.

Thanks for reading

“We” and “Red Pen” are Pistachio Made in Sydney, Australia. If you have any questions, email Matt; he’ll be happy to help.

Although this language is simple, the intentions of this document are serious and this agreement is a legal document under the Australian and United States courts.

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