will never, under any circumstances, sell, trade or make public your personal information, unless you designate otherwise. All personal information you provide will remain confidential. In addition, you always will have the option to edit the information provided to us or to have your personal information removed from our records.

Traffic Data

When you visit, our site collects basic information about your computer, including: IP address (your computer’s unique signature), operating system (e.g., Windows, Mac OS, Linux), browser software (e.g., Firefox, Chrome), Internet Service Provider (e.g., Comcast, CenturyLink). We also collect information about what you view on the site.


We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site, which is the source of our revenue. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

Use of Cookies employs cookies — small text files placed on your computer’s hard drive — to track the type of content and sites to which our users link, the length of time they spend at any particular site and the services they use. Cookies also help us diagnose problems with our server.

Email Newsletters and “Send a Friend” Feature

After signing up online, users will receive email newsletters and other occasional announcements from In order to distribute our email, we collect subscribers’ email addresses. We do not share addresses with other companies or partners. Users can unsubscribe from email newsletters at any time. offers a “send this story to a friend” feature, which allows our users to inform others about an article they might be interested in. For this feature to function, we ask for email addresses from the sender and for the recipient. We do not store or save these addresses and you will not receive any communication from or its partners as a result of having used this feature.

Linking to Other Sites contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

Children’s Guidelines

Protecting the rights of children is important to us. As a result, we do not collect or maintain any information from individuals we know to be under 13 years old, and no part of is intended to attract anyone under 13.

Other Disclosure of Personal Information will not use or disclose your personal information without your consent, except (i) as described in this privacy policy or (ii) as required by law, court order or as requested by other government or law enforcement authority. This policy does not protect information you post to any comment thread in an article hosted on our site. reserves the right to amend this Privacy Statement at any time without notice, and only the current Privacy Statement may be deemed effective.