Privacy respects your privacy. We do not send “cookies” to your computer or collect, use, store, and disclose data collected from our visitors, other than the anonymous data about general visitor trends and external referrers we learn from our website statistics. These statistics reports do not include identifiable information about our site’s users. They just tell things such as how many visits were made to the individual pages of this web site, what browsers visitors use, how the visitor came to this website (e.g. from which search engine or from what website that had a link to We use this information to improve the content and design of the pages. We want to make sure they work well and look good in the various browsers visitors use, and that they are relevant to what our visitors are looking for on our website.

However, we use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (NOT including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.

Our website displays Adsense for content ads served by Google. Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. When you visit our website and either view or click on an ad, a cookie may be dropped on your browser. Google’s use of cookies enables it to serve ads to our users based on their visit to our site and other sites on the Internet. How Google use data when you visit our website. You may at any time control the information sent to Google by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Our website has Google Analytics Advertising features enabled. You may at any time opt out of Google Analytics tracking by visiting this page: Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

To provide additional product information and further reading sources for our readers, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party products or services may take the form of affiliate links, which helps us to raise funds for the site. When clicking one of these links leading to these companies’ websites a cookie may be dropped on your browser. A “cookie” is a bit of text that is sent from a website’s servers and stored on a person’s web browser. It is used for record-keeping purposes only. With the use of cookies, companies do not know your name, address, phone number or email address. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies.

See Amazon’s privacy policy.

If you send us an email message with a comment or question we will use your email address only to respond to you. If you send us photos and these are published on our website we will publish your name only if you specifically allow or ask us to do so in your message. If you do not wish your name to appear under the photo, just mention it in the accompanying email. Of course, you may always use a pseudonym or just mention your initials. However, please note that for copyright reasons, photos sent anonymously from a temporary email address may be excluded from publication on our website.