Privacy Policy

Synthtopia is a site operated by The Lewin Group. It is Synthtopia’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Synthtopia collects anonymous data that web browsers and web servers make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Synthtopia’s purpose in collecting this anonymous information is to better understand how visitors use our website. From time to time, Synthtopia may share aggregate statistics about the use of the site.

Synthtopia also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for users visiting the site. Synthtopia only discloses IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Visitors to Synthtopia may choose to share personally-identifying information with Synthtopia. The amount and type of information that Synthtopia gathers in this case will depend on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for the Synthtopia newsletter to provide an email address.

In each case, Synthtopia collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with the site. Synthtopia does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. 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

Synthtopia may collect statistics based on visitor activity. For example, Synthtopia reports on the number of visitors per month that visit the site. Synthtopia may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Synthtopia does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Synthtopia discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that:

  1. need to know that information in order to process it on Synthtopia’s behalf or to provide services available at Synthtopia, and
  2. 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 Synthtopia, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.

Synthtopia 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, Synthtopia will disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Synthtopia believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Synthtopia, third parties or the public at large.

Synthtopia 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. Synthtopia uses cookies to help the site identify and track visitors, their usage of the website, and their website access preferences. Synthtopia visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using the site, with the knowledge that some features of the site may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Synthtopia, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, 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 Synthtopia may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Onsite Advertising

Ads appearing on Synthtopia may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Synthtopia and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Synthtopia may change its Privacy Policy from time to time. Synthtopia encourages visitors to 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.