This Site respects and protects the privacy of its users.
What information do we collect from our users and how do we collect it?
This Site does not collect personally identifiable information about individuals except when specifically and knowingly provided by such individuals, for instance, through comments or e-mails you may send to this Site.
How will we use the information we collect?
Our policy regarding this information is simple: We will not sell, trade, rent to, or share with third parties any of your personal information without your permission. As an exception, to protect Site visitors and the general welfare, the Site will release personal information about its users when the law requires us to do so. If you submit your e-mail address, we may use it to send you information related to the Site such as Site updates or newsletters. All such communications will provide you the opportunity to unsubscribe or “opt-out” from receiving such communications.
The Site and its affiliates may use, reproduce, distribute, and display in whole or in part, in any media, with or without name attribution, the statements, questions or comments you submit through any contact or reader comment pages.
We may collect anonymous, aggregated data for statistical purposes. We may use such information to help determine ways to improve our Site and may share this unattributable information with our affiliates and suppliers.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding what is done with your information or would like such information deleted from our records, please e-mail us at Valerie Minard, [email protected]
What are cookies? How do we use them?
A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from the Site’s web server and is stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies cannot be used to collect data from any user’s computer. Cookies can only be used in conjunction with visits within our site.
See http://www.howstuffworks.com/cookie.html for more information about cookies.
Is the information we collect about you secure?
We care about safeguarding your information, so we employ and choose service providers who employ reasonable measures to protect our visitors’ information. When you submit personal information via the Site, we protect your information both online and offline from unauthorized access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorized modification, unlawful destruction, and accidental loss.
What about children using our site–is their privacy protected?
Yes. In accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), this Site does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 without parental consent. If it is learned that such information has been collected without parental consent, that information will be deleted from the Site’s database as quickly as practical or the child’s parent(s) will be contacted to obtain consent for the collection of the information.
We strongly encourage parents to get involved with their children’s online usage and to be aware of activities in which they are participating.
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Effective date: September 15, 2014