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Information We Collect
Other than email addresses from commenters to articles, and visitor IP addresses, we do not collect or maintain personal information from visitors to the Site.
General Information: When you visit the Site we do not collect or maintain personally identifiable information about you without your knowledge. Your name and email address may be collected when you leave a comment on an article. The email address is not published.
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 18.
Site Usage Information: We automatically collect IP addresses and webpage usage information from visitors, but such data is not personally identifiable. This data helps us to evaluate which pages are visited and how pages are navigated on the Site, on an aggregate basis, including the number and frequency of visitors to each page on the Site, when they visit, and the length of their visits. Such data is not personally identifiable.
Surveys: We may conduct occasional surveys and other visitor research. These are entirely voluntary and you may decline to participate.
Registration: We do not require that anyone who wants to comment about articles featured on the Site or about other comments posted on the Site to register. Reading articles and leaving comments on the Site is free.
Comments: All communication between readers and the Site, including comments and email to the Site’s administrators and editors, become the property of the Site. We may collect and use such information from each commenter, or from email messages provided by you to the Site, but only within direct communication, or wherever legally required.
How We Use Information We Collect
The Site may collect information this way:
1) For the purposes for which you specifically provided the information including, for example, to send a response to information you have requested, or to publish your responses to articles.
2) We provide the Site’s advertisers with aggregate information about total visitors and usage patterns, but no other information is collected or personally identifiable, and not shared with advertisers or third parties.
We do not use third party advertising networks, such as Google AdSense, and do not maintain site analytics trackers, including Google Analytics or similar user tracking mechanisms.
We may disclose and use personally identifiable information communicated by you to the Site to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, enforce our Terms of Service (for example, when necessary to protect ours or a third party’s intellectual property or proprietary rights). Such communication may be made by email, postal letters, or by telephone.
Cookies And Tracking
The Site does not use tracking “cookies.” Cookies are small text files that can tell websites and advertising what you are doing online, even though they usually don’t record your name or other personally identifiable information. These cookies are used by such companies to try to match advertisements to a user’s interests.
All IP addresses and any additional personally identifiable information we may collect about you is stored on our limited access servers. We will maintain safeguards to protect the security of these servers to ensure all information remains safe.