Privacy has been set up using software, the and uses plug-ins to analyze content performance.  It is hosted by .  Third-party advertisements may also be used to support this site.   As such, please be aware of the following:

Cookies and Web Beacons.  Some third-party advertisers use technology such as cookies and web beacons, which will send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit a site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (i.e. showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (i.e. showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

Double-Click Cookies.  The is used by Google in the ads served on the websites of its partners, such as websites displaying AdSense ads or participating in Google certified ad networks. When users visit a partner’s website and either view or click on an ad, a cookie may be dropped on that end user’s browser.  This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (“interest based targeting”). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (i.e. if you have been viewing sites about visiting Las Vegas, you may see Las Vegas hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site). DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does not track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers.

What You Can Do About Cookies.  You can opt-out of DoubleClick cookies by visiting their .  To opt-out of third-party vendor’s use of cookies for interest based advertising, you can either visit each vendor’s website or visit .  You can also 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 websites. This could include the inability to log-in to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.  Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.

Protection of Email Address.  When you submit your email address to leave a comment (to protect from spam) or provide it to receive the newsletter, to be notified of blog posts, or for any other reason, your email address will only be used for that purpose.  A verification email is automatically sent to you when you sign up to receive blog posts or newsletters and an email may also be sent to you thanking you for leaving a comment. will not sell or give away your email address.

Analyzing Content Performance.  It is common for websites to use analytical tools to understand how their website is being accessed, in order to improve visibility.  Log files are commonly used to collect data.  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 a site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited a site and which pages you visited throughout a site. uses settings within the Catalyst theme and plug-ins through WordPress to analyze content performance.

Links to Other Sites.  If you click on a link within a blog post on that takes you to another website, please take a moment to read their privacy policies. takes no responsibility for other sites’ privacy policies.  Conversely, is not responsible for the republishing of any content found on this blog on other Web sites or media that has been done without permission.

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