Privacy Policy

This privacy policy describes how treats the personally identifiable information that is collected about you by or third party hosting services when you visit If you have any questions or concerns about these privacy guidelines, please email .

Any information you provide when you visit web sites other than those covered by this policy (including other affiliated web sites) or when you purchase any products or services that may be offered or advertised on our web site by companies other than is subject to the privacy policies of the third party organizations who run and/or own these web sites. This policy also does not apply to information you may provide to us offline, except as specifically provided herein.


Your IP Address

An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web. Web servers – the computers that send out Web pages – automatically identify your computer by its IP address. collects IP addresses for the purposes of system administration, to report aggregate information to our advertisers, and to audit the use of our site. does not normally link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, which means that a user’s session will be logged, but the user remains anonymous to us. We can and will use IP addresses to identify a user when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our rules and policies or terms of service or to protect our service, site, customers or others.



Cookies are pieces of information that a Web site transfers to an individual’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies make Web-surfing easier for you by saving your preferences while you’re at a site. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent. You may occasionally get cookies from our advertisers or from our affiliate sites. does not control these cookies, and they may or may not collect personally identifiable information. The use of advertising cookies sent by third-party servers is standard in the Internet industry. (or third party service providers on our behalf) may also use cookies to collect aggregate information about web site users on an anonymous basis. We may share aggregate demographic and usage information with our prospective and actual business partners, advertisers and other third parties for any business purpose.


Collection of Personally Identifiable Information generally collects personally identifiable information when you specifically and knowingly provide us with it. For instance, when you enter a contest, complete a survey, or subscribe  you will be asked to provide information such as your email address, name, phone number, and sometimes shipping address. Optional information such as your age or gender may also be requested. uses this information to provide you with the service you have requested. If you subscribe to, we may use your email address to send you a confirmation notice and your mailing address to deliver the paper.

If you seek to access’s features online, you may be asked to complete a registration form, and to furnish us information concerning your age, gender, education, income, zip code and whether or not you subscribe to or the print edition. We use this information to understand usage of the site and to send you emails with information or offers we think may be of interest.

We may also use information you provide to serve you ads, and, if you have given your consent for us to do so, to send you emails concerning offers from our partners and other third parties that we think may be of interest to you.

When you conduct e-commerce with an e-commerce affiliate to which our site may be linked, personal information such as your email and home address may be collected by the vendor’s server and made available to us. We do not, however, collect credit card information you may provide to that vendor. We may use the information provided to us on an anonymous aggregated basis for purposes of analyzing traffic and usage.


Electronic Direct Marketing Programs does develop and participate in electronic direct marketing to users of who elect to receive electronic mail of specific interest to them. does not forward the names or addresses (electronic or otherwise) to third parties. Advertisers who participate in’s electronic direct marketing programs identify the category of subscribers who would most likely be interested in their goods and services. then forwards the advertisements to subscribers who have elected to receive that category of electronic mail. Users may elect to not receive similar electronic mail by requesting that the email address be removed from the mailing list by selecting the appropriate option included with each email advertisement sent by In addition, users may elect to be removed from such lists at any time by sending a message to


Disclosure of Personal Information may also share or disclose personally identifiable information about you to other companies or individuals other than our partners when:

* We have your consent to share the information;

* We need to share your information to provide the product or service you have requested;

* We need to send the information to companies who work on behalf of to provide a product or service to you. (Unless otherwise stated, these companies do not have any right to use the personally identifiable information we provide to them beyond what is necessary to assist us);

* We comply with subpoenas or court orders, or need to collect a debt of money you may owe us;

* The disclosure is made in connection with a sale, merger, transfer, exchange, or other disposition (whether of assets, stock, or otherwise) of all or a portion of the business conducted by the web sites to which this policy applies.


Public Messages

You assume total liability for the content of messages to public electronic forums. assumes no liability for this content. You are advised that not all speech is protected by the First Amendment: namely, speech directed to inciting or producing lawless action; defamatory statements directed toward a person or business; false or deceptive advertising; harassing, obscene and/or pornographic activity. As Systems administrator, has the right to respond to users’ complaints about other users including, but not limited to, the removal of banner ads, classified ads or any un-moderated comments.


Unsolicited email supports responsible e-commerce. does not authorize anyone to use’s computers or network (collectively, the “System”) to broadcast, distribute, transmit or retransmit unsolicited commercial, noncommercial, bulk, or junk electronic mail (“SPAM”).

Subscribers who receive SPAM or any threatening or offensive email may report it to by forwarding the unedited message with the full message header to reserves the right to take all legal or technical steps that it deems necessary to prevent the broadcast, distribution, transmission, or retransmission over the System of SPAM, junk email, threatening or offensive email, or email otherwise determined by to be objectionable in its sole discretion. reserves the right to suspend or terminate any person or entity’s use of or access to the System if it determines in its sole and absolute discretion that such person has used or intends to use the System in violation of this policy. A failure of to exercise any right provided for herein shall not be deemed to be a waiver of such right.



The sites covered by this policy are not intended for use by children, especially those under age 13. No one under age 13 is allowed to provide any personal information or use our public discussion areas, forums and chats. does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.



The importance of security for all personally identifiable information associated with users is of utmost concern to us. We exercise great care in providing secure transmission of your information from your PC to our servers. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, can’t ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk.



To keep you in control of communications directed to you, we allow you to opt-out of the following services: receiving communications from about new features or services, and receiving communications about offers from third-party companies that offer a product or service that we think would be of value to you.


Correct/Update gives users the option of changing and/or modifying information previously provided.


Non-US Users

If you are located outside of the United States, please note that the information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By using this web site, you consent to this transfer. You also consent to the adjudication of any disputes arising in connection with this website in the federal and state courts of, and in accordance with the laws of, the state of the United States in which the editorial staff of this website primarily does business.


California and Canadian Users

California and Canadian residents have the right to know how their information may be shared with third parties who engage in direct marketing activities and this policy explains our practices and how you can opt out of having your information shared for such purposes. We reserve the right to make our customer lists available to companies that sell goods and services that we believe would be of interest. We may compile these lists from customer orders placed both offline and online. Customers have the option of having their names and identifying information removed from those lists (subject to certain exceptions and limitations in applicable laws) by contacting us at

We may also from time to time make our customer lists available for direct marketing purposes to other entities that are affiliated with us. If you would like to be removed from those lists, contact us at .


Changes to Privacy Policy may change this policy from time to time in its discretion. Your continued use of our sites indicates your consent to this privacy policy and any amended versions of it.


Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact:

This policy was last updated on May 29, 2008.