Privacy Policy


This site is owned and operated by Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. We want to make your experience online satisfying and safe!

Because we gather certain types of information about our visitors, we feel you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.

What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you subscribe to our feed, respond to a survey, fill out a form, or comment on our site.

When commenting on our site or contacting us, you will be asked to enter your e-mail address. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.

Like most websites, we use cookies and/or web beacons to enhance your experience, gather general visitor information, and track visits to our website. Please refer to the ‘Do we use cookies?’ section below for information about cookies and how we use them.

We utilize the services of Google Analytics and similar site tracking partners to help us improve the content of our web site. When visitors to have enabled javascript in their browser, Google Analytics servers automatically record the same kind of information that your browser sends whenever you visit any website, or when you use Google’s search services themselves. These server logs may include information such as your web request, referrer, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may identify your browser.

However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. This data does not include any personally identifiable information, such as name, address, phone number, etc. Google Analytics also tracks and catalogs the search terms that users enter in our Search function; this tracking is never associated with individual users.

We use third-party advertising companies such as Google AdSense to serve ads when you visit our website. By doing so, we are able to support our ongoing efforts at informative and well-researched content. In their efforts to display relevant, useful ads to our visitors, Google AdSense may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites. If you would like to know more about this practice and your choices regarding the use of this information by companies such as Google, more information is available via Google’s AdSense and DoubleClick privacy policy.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

To determine which areas of our sites users enjoy, based on traffic to those areas. (We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to develop content you like.)
To improve your experience. (Non-personalized information such as your web request, referrer, browser type, or language helps us to better respond to your needs.)
To improve our website. (We continually strive to improve our offerings based on the comments we receive from you as well as aggregate information such as which categories or tags are most commonly accessed.)
To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
To send periodic emails.
The email address you provide when commenting or contacting us may be used to send you personal responses to your comments, in addition to receiving occasional site news, updates, related information, etc.

Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, simply respond to any email with the word “unsubscribe” in the subject or content of your message. Currently all emails sent directly by are personal and not automated in nature. Your message to us will alert us that you do not wish to communicate personally via email, and we will remove you from our contact list as soon as possible.

Subscriptions by email and feed readers for are managed by our third party provider, Google Feedburner. For information on unsubscribing to Google Feedburner powered email subscriptions, please refer to the detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

Do we use cookies?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if allowed by you in your browser settings). Cookies enable the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. The cookie itself does not contain personally identifiable information.

The only personal information a cookie can ever contain or link to is information you supply yourself via an entry form. A cookie can’t read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Although it could theoretically enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you may have specifically and knowingly provided, such as your email address when commenting, we do not use cookies for this purpose.

We use cookies to keep track of advertisements and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. Google Analytics uses cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above). To market our content to potential advertisers, we collect aggregate information about our visitors to demonstrate the quality of our audience.

We also contract with other third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business. For more information on the privacy policy of the specific providers we work with, see policies for:

Google AdSense and Analytics
Yahoo! My Blog Log Statistics
You may browse this site or any site without the use of cookies by altering the security settings in your browser. Some features of this site may not function properly if your cookies are disabled. Similarly, if you choose to browse this site with javascript disabled in your browser, your visit will not be aggregated with other such visits by Google Analytics.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. Non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our web site privacy policy, and the collection and use of information as described here.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page, and/or update the Privacy Policy modification date below.

This policy was last modified on 9/26/2011.

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