1.2. NOTICE CONCERNING CHILDREN
PLEASE NOTE: We are a general audience site and do not direct any of our content specifically to children under 13 years of age, according to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998.
2. INFORMATION COLLECTION PRACTICES
2.1. WHAT BASIC INFORMATION DOES THE COMPANY COLLECT?
In operating the Site, we collect personal information from you in several situations. The first is if you should contact us via the “Contact Us” page. In doing so, you will provide us with your name and email address. The second is if you leave a comment to a blog post during which you may be asked for a name and other information. You are not required to provide information via these two methods to use and enjoy the Site.
2.2. WHAT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION DOES THE COMPANY COLLECT?
(a) AUTOMATIC COLLECTION. Our servers recognize visitors’ domain names and IP addresses (the number assigned to computers on the Internet). No personal information about you is revealed in this process. The Site may also gather anonymous “traffic data” that does not personally identify you, which may be helpful for marketing purposes or improving the services we offer.
(c) SPONSORS AND ADVERTISERS. We may decide to accept sponsorship and advertisements on the Site. Should this occur, you should assume said sponsors and advertisers will be given access to the impressions and click data on their marketing pieces. Your personally identifiable information will never be revealed to them by us.
3. USE AND SHARING OF INFORMATION
3.1. WHAT DOES THE COMPANY DO WITH COLLECTED INFORMATION?
(a) PERSONAL INFORMATION. We do not disclose personally identifiable information to any third parties other than those we use to facilitate the Site’s functioning, such as a hosting company and email program for mailings.
(b) ANONYMOUS INFORMATION. We use anonymous information to analyze our Site traffic. In addition, we may use anonymous IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our Site, or to display the content according to your preferences. Traffic and transaction information may also be shared with business partners and advertisers on an aggregate and anonymous basis.
(d) DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION. We may disclose any information we have for you if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (1) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on us, (2) protect and defend our rights or property or the users of the Site, or (3) act under exigent circumstances to protect the safety of the public or users of the Site.
(e) SALE OF INFORMATION. To accommodate changes in our business, we may sell or buy portions of the Site or our Company, including the information collected through this Site. If a third party acquires the Company or substantially all of its assets, user information will be one of the assets transferred to the acquirer.
The Site has security measures to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information we obtain from you. Still, we make no assurances about our ability to prevent any such loss to you or to any third party arising out of any such loss, misuse, or alteration.
5. WEBSITE AREAS BEYOND COMPANY’S CONTROL
5.1. THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES
6. CONTACT INFORMATION AND POLICY UPDATES
6.1. CONTACTING US
If you have any questions about this Policy or our practices related to this Site, please contact us using the “Contact” link on the menu at the top of the Site.
6.2. UPDATES AND CHANGES