Privacy Policy

Effective/Posted: February 4, 2004


We are committed to helping you make the most of your free time on the Internet within a trusted environment. This privacy policy discloses how we collect, protect, use, and share information gathered about you on this site.


Information we collect will track the domains from which people visit this site and analyze this data for trends and statistics. Subject to the provisions of this Privacy Policy, we may use accumulated data for different purposes,  limited to service evaluation and planning.

This site may contain links to other web sites. is not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of any linked web site.

Currently, this site uses personal information as a basis for notifications to users and "opt-in" emails/newsletters. Email addresses are not displayed by default, on our site, to other users. Users have the option to provide a nickname of their choice which is the sole published evidence of user data on the site.

IP Addresses are logged for all sessions and will ONLY be used to respond to malicious activities or activities that violate the Usage Policy of this site.  Such action will occur with a member's Internet Service Provider or authorities depending on the severity of the activity.


Technology and Cookies

This site employs "cookies" to provide a user with tailored information. A "cookie" is an element of data which a Service or site, when visited by a user, sends to that user's browser which, in turn, may store that element on the user's hard drive or memory. This site uses cookies to better serve users who use our Services; any cookies sent by this site will be marked so that they will only be accessible by web sites subject to this Privacy Policy. However, at his or her option and at his or her sole expense and responsibility, any user may block or delete our cookies from his or her hard drive. However, by disabling cookies, certain site features and functionality may no longer work properly, or at all.


"Opt-in" Emails: Users may "opt-in" to receive site notifications, newsletters or other information via email. Users may remove themselves from such services at their discretion. Any email sent to an "opt-in" list will include directions for how a user may remove him or herself from the list, or a URL where the user may find such directions.

General: At no time, unless such disclosure is required by law or a user specifically authorizes such disclosure, will this site disclose individual user personal information that is not publicly available to unrelated third parties.

Surveys and Resulting Information: Subject to the foregoing, we occasionally conduct surveys or other studies of its user base. Participation in such surveys is at the user's option; we will not conduct mandatory surveys.  Responses to surveys are anonymous and only the aggregate data is displayed, unless you post a comment.  In this case, your comment will include your Nickname and the item you voted for may be evident depending on the quantity of votes already received.

Access to Account Information/Settings

With regard to personal information, users can view their data on their personal profile page. When technically feasible, users are permitted to update their personal information directly through this site.


To secure site integrity, this site employs measures including but not limited to security audits, use of encryption tools and software, and other reasonable security measures and procedures. Internal access to users' private and nonpublic personal information is restricted to site administrators and individuals on a need-to-know basis.


In the event that this site becomes aware that site security is compromised or user nonpublic information has been disclosed to unrelated third parties as a result of external activity, including but not limited to external security attacks, we shall take reasonable measures which we deem appropriate, including but not limited to internal investigation and reporting, and notification to and cooperation with law enforcement authorities.

If we become aware that a user's personal information provided to this site has been disclosed in a manner not permitted by this Privacy Policy, we shall make reasonable efforts to notify the affected user, as soon as reasonably possible and as permitted by law, of what information has been disclosed, to the extent that we know this information.

Privacy Policy Updates

To update the privacy policy, we will both post the changed version and its effective date at Concurrently with any change to the core privacy policy, we will email notice of the change to registered users, at the email address specified in the user profile, at least 15 days (or such shorter or longer time as mandated by law or any judicial or government body ) in advance.