Outside Sites (Their Privacy Policies May Be Different)

The Site contains links to other websites, like affiliate’s websites or links to booksellers, that may offer products or services that customers might find useful. These sites may request information from you. In such instances, the collection and use of your personal information will be governed by the privacy policy applicable to that site. I do not control the privacy policies, contents, or links that appear on these sites. I encourage you to review the privacy policies of any third-party sites or services before providing any of them with your personal information.

How and Why I Collect Information

I collect your information in order to record and support your participation in my mailing list. The information is used to enroll you in my mailing list and to track your preferences. As a visitor to my Sites, you can engage in many activities without providing any personal information.

If you do not wish to receive emails, you may opt out at any time. I include an unsubscribe link at the bottom of every e-mail I send. If you have any trouble opting out, please send an email to me. I will manually remove you from my email list(s).

In connection with other activities, such as those described above, I may ask you to provide certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting an online form. It is completely optional for you to engage in these activities. If you elect to engage in these activities, however, I may ask that you provide personal information. If you do not provide the mandatory data with respect to a particular activity, you will not be able to engage in that activity.

In all cases, I will collect personal identification information from you only if you voluntarily submit such information to me. I will also tell you how I use your information or if I share it with another party. Except as otherwise provided in this policy, I will never intentionally disclose any personal identification information about you as an individual user to any third party without having received your permission.

When you use my Sites, I may also collect certain technical and routing information from you to facilitate your use of the Site and its services. I use this information to administer the Site and to understand and measure traffic patterns on the Site so that I know which areas of my sites are favorites of users, which areas need improvement, and what technologies are being used so that I may continually improve my sites. This information is collected in aggregate form, without identifying you or any user individually. I may use this aggregate, non-identifying statistical data for statistical analysis, marketing, or similar promotional purposes.

This data is tracked by using “cookies” during your visit. A cookie is small amount of data that is transferred to your browser by a web server and can only be read by the server that gave it to you. It functions as your identification card and enables me to record your preferences. It cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. (For some web pages that require an authorization, cookies are not optional. Users choosing not to accept cookies will probably not be able to access those pages.)

Exceptions to Privacy Policy

While I am committed to keeping your information secure and private, I have the following exceptions to my privacy policy: I will release specific information about you or your account to comply with any valid legal inquiry or process such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute or court order. I will also release specific information in special cases, such as if there is an attempted breach of the security of the Sites, or a physical or property threat to you or others.

Miscellaneous

These terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Missouri, without regard to any principles of conflicts of law. You agree that any action at law or in equity that arises out of or relates to these terms will be subject to mediation in the State of Missouri. If any of these terms of use are found unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be considered severable from the remaining terms of use, and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions. These terms may be modified only by my posting of changes to these terms of use on my Sites.

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