Certain types of information are collected as you visit this site. This privacy statement discloses what information are collect and how the information are used.
Types of Information Collected
- Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to participate in our website such as message boards or forums, blog comments, wiki content, entry to email a friend, subscribe to newsletter, polls and surveys, etc.
We do not sell or disclose personal information collected in this manner. All personal information are voluntarily provided to us, if you are unsure, do not disclose any personal information. If in doubt please ask.
- Information gathered through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views and other statistics throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor content to readers’ needs and to help our advertisers and sponsors better understand the demographics of our audience.
Aggregated Usage Tracking
User traffic are gather and tracked in aggregate throughout all of our sites. These information are gathered from the browser string (available publicly in every user’s browser) and includes domain name, IP, browser type, and MIME type etc.
This tracking is never associated with individual users. The information is use in aggregate to determine the traffic pattern to the website. We do not identify individual users, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service.
A text file called a “cookie” may be placed in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain personal information although it may relates to information that you had previously specifically and knowingly provided. A cookie is not able to read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites.
Most web browsers can be set to prevent you from receiving new cookies, notify you before accepting cookies or disable cookies altogether. Details about this can normally be found in the Help facility provided with your browser.
Please be aware that turning off cookies may affect certain aspect of using this website.
USE OF INFORMATION
We use information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.
SHARING OF THE INFORMATION
Aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns may be shared with advertisers, sponsors and partners. This allows our advertisers to advertise more effectively, and allows our users to receive advertisements that are pertinent to their needs. Because we don’t track the usage patterns of individual users, an advertiser or sponsor will never know that a specific user clicked their ad.
We will NOT disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.
We use third parties to serve ads and/or other content to support our site. In the course of serving their ads and/or content on this website, third parties may also place and read their cookies on your browser, or may use web beacons to collect information about your usage across this and other websites not related to us.
Third party advertisers and content providers collect their own usage information to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you, they may share also their information with their respective advertisers.
Be aware that we do not control the third parties privacy policies. Should you have any concern about any particular third party, please contact us.