Monday, June 12, 2006

Privacy policy

The following privacy policy is in respect of the Google ads on this site:

The privacy of visitors to this blog is important.

Here is information on what types of personal information that is received and collected by Google you use and visit this site, and how they safeguard your information. They never sell your personal information to third parties. It is not used to identify users personally and they don't display ads based on personal information. They also will not display ads based on sensitive information or interest categories, such as those based on race, religion, sexual orientation, health or sensitive financial categories, without a user's opt-in consent.

Log Files

As with most other websites, they collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.

Cookies and Web Beacons

They do use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit this site. Some of the third-party advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

You can chose to disable or selectively turn off cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

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