Last Updated: Oct 16, 2014
What Information is Collected About You?
We collect some information automatically from visitors to the Site; for example, through the use of “cookies” and other tracking mechanisms. We collect at least the following: your domain name and host for Internet access; the Internet address of the site from which you came; the date and time of your access; your computer’s IP address and information about its operating system, browser and host; the date and time you access the Site and the pages you visit. For each visitor to the Site, our servers automatically collect information about which pages are visited and the IP address or domain name of visitors. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Site. Your IP address also is used to help identify you and to gather broad demographic information.
You also may provide personal information when you post content or submit materials to the Site. It is always your choice, or the choice of anyone acting for you, whether to provide personal information. However, some information must be provided to participate in certain activities (such as posting to the User Discussion sections), so the decision not to provide information might limit or eliminate your ability to participate in those. The kinds of personal information we will request about you typically includes only your name and email address. Other information is up to your good judgment, e.g., do not provide personal information about yourself that do not want to see published on the Site (and possibly other Sites), and do not provide personal information about others without their permission. By submitting any personal information about others, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to do so.
Our Use of Information
We generally do not provide to anyone else any personally identifiable information relating to Site users other than information that Site users post on interactive sections of the Site. We may use anonymous information gathered from the Site for the management and improvement of the Site.
We reserve the right to disclose all information collected via the Site, internally or to third parties, for any lawful purpose or to prevent harm to us or others. For example and without limitation, in our discretion we may disclose information to government regulators, law enforcement authorities or alleged victims of identity theft. We may dispose of information in our discretion without notice, subject to applicable law.
Note About Children’s Privacy Issues
Regarding International Tracking Legislation and EU cookie law (e-Privacy Directive)
International Legislation requires disclosure of how a website responds to web browser “do not track” signals or other mechanisms that provide consumers the ability to exercise choice for collection of personally identifiable information (“PII”) about their online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services. The statute does not define such signals or mechanisms and is not clear about what the covered activities encompass. However, we believe that an example of the statute’s coverage is a browser option allowing you to opt-out of the kind of tracking technologies for allowing targeted or behavioral advertising by third parties.
Registration is not required in order to use our Site. However, to use certain functions of our Site, such as submitting comments, you must first register with a third party, and in doing so agree with the terms and conditions of that third party.
If your browser or similar mechanism gives our Site a “do not track” signal, the Site may not honor it because of the tracking described in this section or in the “Cookies” section (“Approved Sharing”). If your settings and our Site are nuanced enough to allow the Approved Sharing but also preclude tracking for behavioral advertising by third parties, the Site will make commercially reasonable attempts to honor your settings. However, we do not make any promises or guaranties about the effects of any opt-out choice that you make because of things such as this: (a) such nuanced treatment isn’t necessarily available or effective for any or all browsers, mechanisms or technologies and our attempts might or might not be effective to preclude tracking at all or over any particular period of time; (b) not all third parties will necessarily honor our attempts; (c) we do not control third parties or technologies (even if we have a contract), and (d) technologies used by you and third parties will change from time to time and our attempts might or might not be effective for each technology.