Privacy Policy

Date of last revision: 5 October 2008

What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you fill out a form. When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name or e-mail address. You may, however, visit our site anonymously. Comments, trackbacks, and pingbacks will be identified by your IP address. These numbers could potentially be traceable to identifying information about you, whether it is your home ISP or the University or Work account where the IP address is registered. Your IP address could potentially be used in conjunction with other data to identify you. If you are concerned about attempts to match your IP address to your identity, you may wish to use an anonymous browsing service or attempt some means to obfuscate your real IP address.

Do we use cookies?

We do not use cookies. You may wish to clear cookies and the browser cache if you wish to refrain from revealing any identifying information, especially if you are using a public or shared computer. Users of this website may disable the acceptance of cookies in their web browser in order not to be affected with the placment of cookies and use of web beacons.

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. However, 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.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Data release policy

Our policy is to only release the data we collect in the following circumstances:
  • As required by law, such as in response to a valid request from law enforcement.
  • To designated third parties to resolve or investigate abuse complaints. 
  • When the information is related to spiders or bots, usually when investigating technical issues. 
  • For abusive users, we may release information to assist in attempting to block the abusive user or to complain to that user’s Internet Service Provider. 
  • If necessary to defend legal claims against us by third parties. 
  • When we deem it necessary to protect the property or rights of the user community, or this website.
Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy.

Information security

We make no guarantee that the information that you provide us will be secure.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post the changes on this page.