If anything, I found it annoying to read through all the drivel to get to the actually relevant parts of the policy.
I don't want pricavy policies to be funny - I just want them to clearly and concisely disclose what PI they store and why they store it.
It's written and organized very clearly, and, most importantly, views user data as a liability instead of an asset.
A few snippets:
Except when making a donation, third-party assets or scripts are never included on Tildes. Outside of those specific donation pages, using the site involves communicating exclusively with our servers.
All personal information logged this way is deleted in 30 days unless: [legal obligations/TOS violations]
Your information is used exclusively to operate Tildes. This includes providing the functionality of the site, analyzing usage, troubleshooting site issues, and investigating abuse. We never sell your information and Tildes does not have advertising.
Tildes does not alter its behavior based on whether your browser sends a Do Not Track (DNT) header or not.
At the same time though, this would horribly inappropriate/annoying for a 'serious' company like a bank or financial institution, and go down poorly for someone everyone hates like Google or Facebook.
It's all about context really. Sometimes something like this may work well, sometimes it wouldn't. What'd work for Rare wouldn't work for Comcast and vice versa.
The policy would probably even be illegal within the EU because of that. At least in Germany, courts regularly require privacy policies to be short and clear, and all that humor basically obfuscates the real policy.
But as an employee, I’m biased. :)