Threatpost Privacy Policy

The following statement discloses the privacy policy for This policy is updated periodically so please check occasionally for any changes. Any updates to our privacy policy will be published in this section.

We are always ready to explain:

  • What personal information is gathered, stored, tracked or used.
  • With whom the information may be shared.
  • How you can correct inaccuracies in information.

You can contact us directly via the e-mail address at the bottom of this page.

What Information We Gather and Track

At Threatpost, we respect your desire to protect your personal confidential information. This page tells you what sort of information we may ask you for, and in what situations.

We request personal information when you register on the site, request a service (e.g. e-mail newsletter, e-mail alert), answer a survey, enter a contest, and when you correspond with us or engage in other activities on our web site.

You make all decisions regarding whether or not to proceed with any activity that requests personal information. However, please note that if you do not wish to provide the requested information, you may not be able to complete the desired action (e.g. comment on an article).

How We Use This Information

We use personal information in the following ways:

  • To provide you with information about security alerts, newsletters, service offerings, and informative e-mails.
  • To assist us in creating content that is relevant to you.
  • To provide you with special Threatpost-specific offers that may be of interest to you.
  • To assist us in creating better services to meet your needs.

Threatpost retains the services of outside vendors to provide services for us.  Our vendors are required to keep the personal information of customers secure and strictly confidential, and use personal information only on behalf of Threatpost and for no other purpose.

Please be advised that we may disclose your personal information if legally required to do so by government agencies or law enforcement bodies.

Please note that we do not share any personal information your provide with our sponsor, Kaspersky Lab, without your explicit, opt-in permission to do so.


If you do not wish to continue receiving information from Threatpost you can opt-out of receiving these communications by clicking the unsubscribe link in the relevant e-mail or replying and typing ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line of the e-mail at any time We will update your preferences in our registrant database.


We have taken security measures, consistent with international information practices to protect your personal information. These measures include technical and procedural steps to protect your data from misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, loss, alteration, or destruction.


Threatpost may use cookies from time to time. A cookie is a unique text file that a Web site can send to your browser software. Cookies enable a Web site to tailor information presented to you based on your browsing preferences. Threatpost may use cookies, for instance, to remember you when you register so you don’t have to log in again on future visits. If you do not want Threatpost to deploy cookies in your browser, you can set your browser to reject cookies or to notify you when a Web site tries to put a cookie in your browser software.

Threatpost may also use cookies to track your visit to our Web site. While our Web servers may automatically log your IP address, you are anonymous: this information does not identify you.

Statistical Information

We may track domain names, IP addresses, and browser types from people who visit our site. We use this information to produce traffic statistics for the web site. Such information is not correlated with any personal information.

Privacy Policy of Other Companies

The Threatpost web site contains links to the sites of other companies. Threatpost is not responsible for the privacy practices of these companies. We encourage you to read their privacy statements, as they may differ from ours.

Non-Confidential Information

Please remember that the information you submit in a news discussion or forum is public information and will not be treated as confidential. Such information can be collected and used by others. Please be careful and responsible when you are online.

Contact Information

To contact us please send e-mail to