[Updated: 6th April 2016 @ 14:00 GMT]
Tranquility Base does not require any personal details from users wishing to read the comic. However, a few ancillary features require some user details to function.
User Comments [Currently Disabled Feature]
Each comic episode has a comment form in which (besides the comment itself) only the name (may be a pseudonym) and an email address are required. The email address is never displayed on the website to anybody other than the site admin. Besides the user-submitted details, we also store your IP address.
Two external services are used with the comment form. The Gravatar service only gets passed an encrypted email address. The anti-spam service Akismet gets passed all user-submitted details, plus the IP address, in order to check it for spam markers.
Contact Form [Currently Disabled Feature]
Any details submitted via the contact form (notably the required name and email) will be kept private and confidential.
The contact form also uses the reCAPTCHA service to prevent robot spam. This service does not have access to your name or email address.
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by your internet browser. You can delete cookies at any time - consult your browser's documentation for instructions.
Since April 2016 we are only using one cookie on this site.
All other cookies (including 3rd party, such as Google Analytics) are no longer used although they might still hanging around your browser's cookie store (they will expire at some point and get automatically deleted).
Terms of Service
[Updated: 06th July 2011 @ 16:20 GMT]
Linking is allowed and encouraged; however, there are a couple of points:
You can print the comic strip for your own private use. I've even provided a "print" style sheet.