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Information We Collect
General Information: When you use certain features of the Site, we may collect personally identifiable information from you, such as, but not limited to, your name, location, and email address. We do not, however, knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.
Site Usage Information: We automatically collect IP addresses and site usage information from you when you visit the Site. This information helps us evaluate how you and all visitors use and navigate 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.
Surveys: We may conduct occasional surveys and other customer research. These are entirely voluntary and you may decline to participate.
Registration: We may require that anyone who wants to comment about articles featured on the Site or about other comments posted on the Site will be required to register, even though reading articles on the Site is free. We request that every comment be signed with the commenter’s full registered name.
Comments: All communication, including comments and email, become the property of the Site. We may collect and use information from each commenter, or from email messages provided by you to the Site.
How We Use Information We Collect
The Site may use information this way:
For the purposes for which you specifically provided the information including, for example, to send notification that you have requested, and to post your responses to articles.
To send you email notifications about the Site, new services, products, offers, or advertising, or to otherwise contact you.
To enhance or develop features, products, and services for the Site.
To provide the Site’s advertisers and other third parties with aggregate information about the Site’s user base and usage patterns.
To allow us to personalize the content and advertising that you and others may view based on personal characteristics or preferences.
We may combine the information that we collect from you on the Site with information that you provide to us in connection with your use of our other products, services, and other sites.
We use third-party network advertisers, such as Google AdSense, to deliver advertisements to you on our behalf. We may also use third-party service providers to contact you on our behalf, or to facilitate some aspects of the Site’s services. These advertisers and service providers may be supplied with, or have access to, your personally identifiable information solely for the purpose of providing these services to the Site, or to you on our behalf.
We may disclose and use personally identifiable information to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, enforce our Terms of Service (for example, when necessary to protect our or a third party’s intellectual property or proprietary rights), or to alert you to changes in our Policy or agreements that may affect your use of the Site. We may also disclose personally identifiable information when we, in our sole discretion, believe it is necessary or appropriate, in connection with a sale or transfer of some or all of our assets in the Site, or when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires us to do so.
Your Ability To Choose
You may inform us that you do not wish to receive information from the Site should you be required to register. We may or may not, at our sole discretion, honor your request.
Cookies And Tracking
Some of the advertisers and analytics firms that we utilize on the Site may place “cookies” on your computer. Cookies are small text files that can tell such companies what you are doing online, even though they usually don’t record your name or other personally identifiable information. These cookies are used by these companies to try and match ads to a user’s interests. Cookies are common on the internet.
Not all cookies are tracking cookies. Most sites may place cookies on your computer, in addition to cookies placed by advertisers. Cookies on the Site merely do things like save your registration information, if you choose to register, track your page views, and other pertinent information. They do not tell us what you do or where you go online.
The personally identifiable information we collect about you is stored in limited access servers. We will maintain safeguards to protect the security of these servers and your personally identifiable information.