Privacy Notice

The Terms and Conditions of Use and CopyRight Notice  published elsewhere on this site are hereby incorporated and made a part of this Privacy Notice. Definitions of words and terms contained in those documents are applicable to this page.

You may access this WEB site and use the publicly available “ITEMs” (as defined in the CopyRight Notice) on it without revealing any personal information about yourself.  The only data that will be collected and stored during normal website usage is typical web server log data that is automatically collected by the server.

Examples of this type of data are:

The name of your Internet Service Provider (ISP)

The site that referred you to us

Any pages you visit, and the time and date of those visits, etc.

How the Information Collected is Used:

This information is used to generate statistics and measure site activity. This  information may be shared with third parties in order to provide these services or to analyze, store, or aggregate the information.   It may also be shared with other third parties to help improve services at this and/or other websites owned by Us, or made available to the public for informational purposes.  Such information will NOT contain any Personally Identifiable Information that you have not knowingly made available to the public.

Collection of Personally Identifiable Information:

You may be asked to provide Personally Identifiable Information when you access some parts of the site.  The information is requested to provide you with a service.  This information, such as name, mailing address, email address, type of request, etc. is collected and stored in a manner appropriate to the nature of the request to fulfill your needs.  Information you provide when you become a registered member or post items to this site may be available to other users of this site.  All information you provide is used to improve the services offered by this and/or other websites owned by Us.  Information you provide may also be given to outside parties for use on behalf of this web site in accordance with this privacy policy.

Visiting Other Sites:

This site provides links to other sites on the World Wide Web.  During the course of your visit, you may follow these links to those sites.  Providing such links  does NOT mean that such sites are a part of this site, nor does it mean that the sites or their contents are controlled, endorsed, or recommended by Us.  Third party sites which you may visit are NOT controlled by Us and We take no responsibility for the contents of such sites or the use such sites may make of information you may provide to such sites.  We recommend that you check the specific privacy statements of any site you visit before providing any Personally Identifiable Information to ANY site on the WWW.  These links are provided solely for your convenience.

Cookies:

This site uses cookies. A cookie is a small line of text that is stored on your computer when you visit some websites.  As you browse the Web, sites will send cookies to your browser along with the pages you access.  Your browser probably has options that will let you control whether the browser accepts cookies, rejects cookies, or notifies you each time a cookie is sent to you.  If your browser is set to reject cookies, websites will not recognize you when you return.  This provides you with anonymity, but it makes it difficult to offer services that are customized specifically for you.  It is also less secure  because  your  data must be sent to the website each time you view a page.  Data is most at risk during transmission between your computer and the Web Site.  Accepting cookies means your private data can stay at the Web Site, and the only information transmitted over the Internet is the cookie.  If your browser is set to accept cookies, any cookies that are sent to your browser are stored on your computer.

Types of cookies.

A session cookie is stored only in your computer’s working memory (RAM.)   When you close all of your browser’s windows, or when you shut down your computer, the session cookie disappears forever.  A permanent cookie is stored on your computer’s hard drive until a specified date:  tomorrow, next week, or 10 years from now.  Permanent cookies stay on your computer until either:

a) they expire

b) they are overwritten with newer cookies, or

c) you manually remove them.

Electronic Mail Containing Personal Information:

Personally identifying information you provide by email will only be used for the purpose identified in the email message and to provide services to you.  (If you use the Write to me link in the menu you can specify if you want the message to be kept private.) The owner of this web site is a fanatic when it comes to issues of privacy and believes that ALL information about YOU does and should belong to YOU and SHOULD fall under the copyright laws and be treated as CopyRighted information. (Unfortunately the law doesn’t see it that way.)

If you have any questions or comments or recommendations on the subject of protecting privacy, feel free to write to me.


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