Outside Sites (Their Privacy Policies May Be Different)
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.)