Collection and disclosure of information: To ensure we are able to communicate effectively, we collect some information that can be directly associated with a specific visitor. We call this “Personal Information,” and it includes names and email addresses. We ask for it but you can always refuse to give it to us, if you don’t trust us.
We collect Personal Information from eligible individuals who request to receive e-mail or want to comment on our site. If you don’t request email from us, we won’t email you – simple as that. It is our policy not to release email addresses to any third party, no matter how much they beg. We don’t like when we receive spam, so we know you don’t either.
Online Comments and Personal Information: When you comment on our site, you will be required to provide your name and email address so that we know that you are a real live human being and not some spam bot that will leave us comments that don’t make sense. We configure our list server software to refuse to divulge the email addresses of our list subscribers. However, we are not the author of this software, and are not responsible for any failures in the software to preserve subscriber anonymity. We will not now, nor will we ever ask you for anything other than your name and email address. If you receive a request from someone that looks like us that asks for credit card, payment or other identifying information such as a social security number, address or phone number, it’s an imposter and you should not provide that information.
Opting out and modifying information: Subscribers to our e-mail list may terminate their subscriptions via a link at the bottom of the email at any time. We will be sad to see you go but we all have to control our in boxes so we understand.
Browser information collected on the web site: We log IP addresses, which are the locations of computers or networks on the Internet, and analyze them in order to improve the value of our site. We also collect aggregate numbers of page hits in order to track the popularity of certain pages and boost our egos at the same time. We do not gather, request, record, require, collect or track any Internet users’ Personal Information through these processes.
Cookies: A cookie is a tiny piece of data stored by a user’s browser that helps a web site or service recognize that user’s unique computer. You can remove or block cookies by changing the settings of your browser. Quite honestly, we don’t know if our site has cookies but it might – so we’re putting this part in here just in case.
Children’s privacy: Because we care about the safety and privacy of children online, we comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). COPPA and its accompanying FTC regulation establish United States federal law that protects the privacy of children using the Internet. We do not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13. Our site is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under the age of 13 but you know how kids are and they sometimes sneak their way into places they shouldn’t be and provide us with information we don’t want. If we are notified of this, as soon as we verify the information, we will immediately obtain parental consent or otherwise delete the information from our servers. If you want to notify us of our receipt of information by children under 13, please contact us.
Changes to this policy: We will revise or update this policy if our practices change, or as we develop better ways to keep you informed about them or if the law changes and we have to comply. You should refer back to this page often for the latest information and the effective date of any changes. If we decide to change this policy, we will post a new policy on our site and change the date at the bottom. Changes to the policy shall not apply retroactively.
Last update: May 11, 2011