What may this site collect?
You can visit the site and use many of its features without having to identify yourself or reveal any personal information.
If you register with the site, participate or participate in various other features of the site (such as post a comment or enroll in a contest), you may be asked to provide personally identifiable information such as your name, email address, or address (â€œPersonal Informationâ€). In addition, you may be asked to provide non-personally identifiable information such as location, personal or professional interests, demographic information (such as age and gender), or to comment on your experience with our site and/or services. We may also get data about users from third parties.
If you register with the site through Facebook Connect, we will receive information from your Facebook profile from Facebook.
We may also collect data based on usersâ€™ usage of the site and its various features, but it is not personally identifiable except as described below under the IP Addresses section (â€œAggregate Dataâ€). In addition, we may take your personal information and create anonymized information by excluding information that makes it personally identifiable to you (â€œAnonymized Dataâ€).
What about IP addresses?
How does this site use and share the data it collects?
We use the data we collect from our users in the following manner:
a) to help us improve our content and services
b) to allow readers to participate in site-related activities and events
c) to show advertising and content that we think may be of interest to a particular user
d) to enforce our terms of service
e) to send mailings, as described under â€œHow do you communicate with me?â€
We may share Aggregated Data and Anonymized Data with third parties.
We will not provide your Personal Information to a third party in the absence of your express approval, except as follows:
a) With trusted third party service providers who help us in the operation of our business and who have agreed to maintain the confidentiality of the data
c) Where we have a good faith belief that it is required in order to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process, to prevent fraud or imminent harm, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims
How may you communicate with me?
We may send you administrative announcements communicating information about the site, your account or content that you have posted to the account. You may not opt out of these messages. If we are required by law to provide you with any notice, such as in the event of a security breach, you consent to receiving notice to the email address you have provided us. If you sign up to receive any newsletters, you will be able to opt-out of those newsletters by following the procedures described in the newsletter.
What are our policies regarding third parties?
Links to third party sites are provided solely as a convenience to our readers. If you use these links, you will leave this site. It is not possible to review all such sites and we have no control over, nor do we take responsibility for, their individual content or privacy policies.
If you decide to provide any of these outside parties with credit information and other personal information, you do so entirely at your own risk.
What About â€œCookiesâ€?
â€œCookiesâ€ are small pieces of information that may be served to you while visiting a Web site, and which are then stored on your computerâ€™s hard drive.
It is possible you will be served cookies by us, by our advertisers or by the companies that help us deliver advertising on this site. Cookies help us and advertisers identify users on our site and on other sites. Please see below under â€œWhat are your advertising practicesâ€ to see how these cookies are used.
Web browsers, including Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator, automatically accept cookies. But they also offer a user the ability to block them, as well. Doing so will prevent you from using few, if any of the features of this site. Instructions for blocking cookies can be found in your browser help tab.