Whistling Duck Privacy Policy

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

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals:

If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact our support team.

Over the Barn, LLC (“Over the Barn”) operates several websites including Whistling Duck. It is Over the Barn's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

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

Over the Barn also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Over the Barn only discloses logged in user 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 Over the Barn's websites choose to interact with Over the Barn in ways that require Over the Barn to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Over the Barn gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an account at Whistling Duck to provide a name, organization name and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Over the Barn – by purchasing subscription plans, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Over the Barn collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Over the Barn. Over the Barn 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

Over the Barn may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Over the Barn may monitor the most used pages on the Whistling Duck site. Over the Barn may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Over the Barn does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

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

Business Transfers

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

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Over the Barn may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Over the Barn’s sole discretion. Over the Barn encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a Whistling Duck account, you should also check your account's dashboard for alerts to these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

// Stay In Touch

There are real people behind Whistling Duck, so if you have a question or suggestion (no matter how small) please get in touch with us: