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Privacy and Terms of Use

TL;DR: please help us stay in business and don't share our stuff. Also, we're not evil and don't sell your information to evil people to do evil things with it.

Honor System

We believe that if you treat people like criminals, they'll act like criminals. We work very hard at what we do (just like you) and we like to think it's worth what we're charging for it. If you disagree, please take a second and tell us why. You'll find we respond rather quickly and in some cases, we've dropped prices on a given video because yes, it was priced too high.

Download License

Our videos are licensed to you for individual use and viewing. We also do bulk discounts so if you have a large group, we can help. Our base discount is 20% off of 5 or more - but if you'd like to buy a lot of licenses, just let us know (support at tekpub) and we'll work a special discount for you.

If you'd like to show a video to a User Group or a dev meeting, you're allowed to do that once a week providing that your group understands this is a subscription service.

Our sales keep us going - please help us stay in business and don't share what you download. Or if you do, maybe ask the people watching to buy a license or subscription as well.

Returns

We personally guarantee that you're going to like what you see, and that you will learn from it. If you don't, we'll refund your money if you let us know within 15 days of your purchase. In the case of an annual subscription - please be aware that you're buying access to our content library, as it is, for the period of one year. We do our best to push new content as often as possible, but we won't guarantee when and how much.


Privacy

Your privacy is critically important to us. At Massive we have a few fundamental principles:

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals:

Massive Studios Inc. (Massive) operates TekPub. It is Massive’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

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

Massive also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Massive does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

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

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

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Massive 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 Massive’s behalf or to provide services available at Massive’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 Massive’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Massive 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, Massive discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Massive believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Massive, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Massive website and have supplied your email address, Massive 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 Massive 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. Massive takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Trusted Third Parties

We employ other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf and need to share your information with them to provide the Services to you. Unless we tell you differently, such third parties do not have any right to use the Personal Information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us. This includes third party companies and individuals employed by us to facilitate our Services, including the provision of maintenance services, database management, Web analytics and general improvement of the Services. In particular, as part of our provision of the Services to you, we provide a limited amount of your End User Customer Information to:

Each of these services is trusted and will not use your information beyond what is necessary to assist us.

Cookies

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

Privacy Policy Changes

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