Privacy Policy

PrincetonScoop will never sell our integrity. Just as importantly, PrincetonScoop will never rent, share, or sell our subscriber list. Not even for really good chocolate. We appreciate you letting us into your inbox & we promise not to abuse that trust. We make this promise because we understand just how much you value your privacy. We hate SPAM too! The policy below describes how we treat the information we collect when you visit our site and/or register for PrincetonScoop. Please read this carefully. There will not be a test, but it's still good to know.

For more information about the terms and conditions of using this site please visit the Terms & Conditions page...well, duh, that's obvious, but our lawyer made us write that.


Your Information

We're not interested in obtaining knowledge of your religious or political affiliations, a list of your best babysitters, or the sketchy things you've done for money; all we need is your email address. Not the one you've set up to use to when you buy stuff from "alternative" websites or register for special offers that you need once. PrincetonScoop doesn’t collect any information except that expressly provided by you. We will not disclose any of your information or email address to any third party without your consent, except as required to provide you with PrincetonScoop material and since we are a teeny tiny local company no one has ever asked anyway.

Other Information

In order to make our site better, we may also request other information from you. Just generic stuff – like income level or age, that will help us tailor the site to your needs. We may also share this information with third parties, but only in aggregate, anonymous form. (For example, we might inform an advertiser that, "The average PrincetonScoop subscriber earns $60,000 a year, then blows 2/3rds of it on Pappy van Winkle Bourbon") No third party will receive information from us that personally identifies you or anyone else in any way.

Usage Information

It is important for us to gather information on how our site is used: How much time do users spend on our site? What sites did they come from? What sites do they go to once they've had just about enough of our deals and steals? All of this information is collected in aggregate form. None of it is personally identifiable. This information will not make it possible for us to corner the market on pomegranates or short oil futures. It's collected only to help us to, among other things, handle traffic on PrincetonScoop, and to make sure that our service reaches you in the most efficient manner possible.

How to Unsubscribe

You can unsubscribe from receiving PrincetonScoop emails at any time simply by clicking on the "Unsubscribe" link in the footer of any PrincetonScoop email and following the instructions. You can stop following us on Twitter by simply clicking "unfollow" and you can un-friend us on FaceBook if the love affair ends. But we hope before you do that you'll give us a chance to win you back with flowers, chocolate or better content. We are good houseguests and would never want to overstay our welcome.

Third Party Advertising

The ads appearing on this Website, our Twitter feed, Facebook page or on Instagram are managed by PrincetonScoop and placed there by us for local businesses interested in sharing their messaging. They graciously allow PrincetonScoop services to be free for consumers and keep food on our table and our electricity turned on.


Back in the day, a "cookie" was either something you ate, the name of your Grandma & neighbor or an annoying term of endearment that the aforementioned neighbor called you. In Internet terminology cookies are small text files placed on your computer in order to help websites like ours retrieve information vital to providing the best possible service. Our cookies allow us to recognize you and simplify your user experience. PrincetonScoop will never use cookies to obtain any information from your computer not related to our site.

Third Party Cookies

In the course of serving advertisements to this site, our third-party advertiser may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser. Free cookies for everyone!

Links to Other Sites

PrincetonScoop loves using links because they allow us to guide you towards valuable products, services, local companies & businesses or just sites with awesome writing/ideas. However, and as if you didn't know, we don't own these sites and we are not responsible for any content that appears on these sites, nor do we endorse them. For questions about these sites, please consult their individual privacy policies or ask our lawyer who made us include this. We love him, but boy is he thorough.


All of the information described above is recorded on a Moleskine notebook that includes dinosaur stickers, expired restaurant reservation details and tomorrow's grocery list. It is also saved on our secure server. Very. Secure.


PrincetonScoop may make changes to this policy in the future. Not overriding changes, like "Privacy? Forget that noise!" Just modifications like when Lady Gaga wants to write a post for us but not give out her private "monsters only" email address but wants to send you all free tickets to her unannounced concert in Palmer Square. Hey, it could happen! If and when we do make changes we'll be sure to inform you on this page.

Contact Us

If you have questions about this policy or about our website please contact us. That is why we paid good money for the programmer to create the "Contact Us" page on our website. If you have questions about artillery, a mass pandemic, or piercing your 2-month old's ears you can try us, but we probably won't respond and may contact the authorities.

P.S. This page...all "private" and "secure"...doesn't it scream "WE ARE ALL BUSINESS" We're not messing around here. Let your friends in on The Scoop, or we'll give you an F for "Shares well with others." Send 'em to our site. Do it. Now.

P.P.S. If you have read this far you should consider a career as a Congressional Librarian.