Your privacy is exceedingly important to us.  We’re up nights worried about it.

If you’re up nights too, keep reading.


At Dubious Merit Games we have a few fundamental principles that we follow when it comes to your privacy:

We don’t ask you for personal information unless we need it.  (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender, income level, or feelings about Octopuses for no apparent reason.)

We don’t share your personal information with anyone, especially Octopuses, except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.

Website Visitors

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

Dubious Merit Games also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. Dubious Merit Games only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Dubious Merit Games’s websites choose to interact with Dubious Merit Games in ways that require Dubious Merit Games to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Dubious Merit Games gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. For those who wish to receive Dubious Merit Games updates via email, we collect emails. In each case, Dubious Merit Games collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Dubious Merit Games. Dubious Merit Games 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.

Statement About Wildebeests

At Dubious Merit Games, we pledge to treat Wildebeests the same as other Bovidae, though they tend to be crankier.  Also we don’t collect information about Wildebeests, or sell that information (which we don’t collect) to Octopuses.

Aggregated Statistics

Dubious Merit Games may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Dubious Merit Games may monitor the most popular pages on an analytics site or use spam screened by a spam service to help identify spam. Dubious Merit Games may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Dubious Merit Games does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Dubious Merit Games 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 Dubious Merit Games’s behalf or to provide services available at Dubious Merit Games’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 Dubious Merit Games’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Dubious Merit Games will never rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone, especially Octopuses. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Dubious Merit Games discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Dubious Merit Games believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Dubious Merit Games, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Dubious Merit Games website and have supplied your email address, Dubious Merit Games 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 Dubious Merit Games and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs 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. Dubious Merit Games 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. Dubious Merit Games uses cookies to help Dubious Merit Games identify and track visitors, their usage of Dubious Merit Games website, and their website access preferences. Dubious Merit Games visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Dubious Merit Games’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Dubious Merit Games’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Peanut Butter Cookies

These are soft and chewy and full of peanut butter flavor.  They’re a favorite around the office.

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 tablespoon milk
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two cookie sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.

Place butter and peanut butter in a large bowl. Using a hand or a stand mixer, mix until combined then add both sugars. Cream until smooth. Mix in egg, vanilla, and milk and mix on medium speed until combined.

Mix in baking soda and salt, then slowly mix in flour and mix just until the batter is smooth and comes together. Be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl during mixing.

Scoop 2 tablespoon balls of dough and place 2-inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Using a fork, create a criss cross pattern on the cookies to flatten slightly. (Tip: if the dough starts sticking to the fork, dip it in a bit of granulated sugar.)

Bake for 9-13 minutes, or until the edges are just golden brown and the tops are no longer glossy. Cool on cookie sheets at least 10 minutes before removing.

Business Transfers

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


Ads appearing on any of our websites 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 Dubious Merit Games and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.


Comments and other content submitted to anti-spam services are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Dubious Merit Games may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Dubious Merit Games’s sole discretion. Dubious Merit Games encourages visitors to check this page every few seconds 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.

Statement About Octopuses

Octopuses are crazy animals.  They have lots of tentacles and shoot underwater ink at their enemies when ambushed.  No Octopuses were harmed in the making of this Privacy Policy.


Whew.  Did you read all that?  You are like Hercules, only for boringness.  You should bake some peanut butter cookies and ride a zebra around the block as part of your boredom recovery plan.