I am committed to protecting your privacy and security. My sites are controlled from offices in the United States of America. I do not represent that the information and products on this or any of my sites are available or appropriate for use in other locations. Persons who choose to access this site from other locations are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and when applicable.
Collecting Your Information
I collect your information in order to record and support your participation in the programs and activities you select. As a visitor to my sites, you can participate in many activities without providing any personal information. In other cases, I may ask you to provide certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting an online form.
In all cases, I will collect personal identification information from you only if you voluntarily submit such information to me. I will also tell you how I will use your information or if I share it with another party. Except as otherwise stated in this policy, I will never intentionally disclose any personal identification information about you as an individual user to any third party without having received your permission.
If you supply me with your contact information you may occasionally receive e-mails, calls, or mailings from me with information on new products and services, important announcements and issues, or upcoming events. If you wish to be removed from any postal, phone, email, or other lists, please let me know. You can write to me or call me at the contact information listed on my contact page. I will be sure your name is removed from the appropriate lists immediately.
When you use my sites, my authorized technology services provider may also collect certain technical and routing information from you to facilitate your use of the site and its services. I use this information to understand and measure traffic patterns on the site so that I know which areas of my sites are favorites of my users, which areas need improvement, and what technologies are being used so that I may continually improve my sites for my viewers. I may use this aggregate, non-identifying statistical data for analysis, marketing, or similar promotional purposes. This data may be tracked by using “cookies” during your visit. A cookie is a small amount of data that is transferred to your browser by a web server and can only be read by the server that gave it to you. It functions as your identification card and enables me to record your passwords, purchases, and preferences. It cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. For some web pages that require an authorization, cookies are not optional. Users choosing not to accept cookies will probably not be able to access those pages.
While I am committed to keeping your information private and secure, there are the following exceptions: I will release specific information about you or your account to comply with any valid legal inquiry or process such as a subpoena, statue, search warrant, or court order. I will also release specific information if there is an attempted breach of the security of the sites, or a physical or property threat to you or others. I may also transfer user information, including personally identifiable information, in connection with a business consolidation or merger, the sale of related assets, or other fundamental business change. The information you enter when making a purchase or an online donation will be shared with payment processors, financial gateways, and your credit card company to authorize credit card payments. Such information may also be shared with necessary third parties solely for the purpose of carrying out the transactions. Please note that if you give out personal information online through a discussion board or posting site, that information can be collected and used by third parties. Although I strive to protect my users’ privacy, I cannot guarantee the security of information you post in those forums. You disclose such information at your own risk.