Privacy Policy

Website Visitors
Like most website operators, this website collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how our visitors use this website. From time to time, we may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

We also collect potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. We does not use such information to identify our visitors, however, and do not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to this website choose to interact with it in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that the website gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment to provide a name and email address. In each case, we collect such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with the website. We do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics
We may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, we may reveal how many times a particular page was read, or say which stories are most popular based on visits to that post. However, we do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
We disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of our associates that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on our behalf or to provide services available on the website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those associates may be located outside of your home country; by using our websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. We will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its associates, as described above, we disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of ourselves, third parties, or the public at large. If you are a registered user of this website and have supplied your email address, we may occasionally send you an email about matters related to this website. We expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. We take all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies
A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. We use cookies to help us identify and track visitors, their usage of the website, and their website access preferences. Our visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using this website, with the drawback that certain features of our website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Ads
Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by us and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes
Although most changes are likely to be minor, we may change this Privacy Policy from time to time, and at our sole discretion. We encourage visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to the Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

This privacy policy is based on that of Automattic and is released under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike licence.

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