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Last revised: 12/30/20.
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Gathering and Use of Information Automatically Collected and Do Not Track Settings
When you visit this Site, we collect some information automatically, such as your Internet protocol address, the identity of your Internet Service Provider, your operating system, how you found the Site, the time and date of your visit, how long you stay on the site, what pages you visit, and geolocation data; if you are logged into a Google account at the time you visit, your age demographic and gender data may also be collected via Google Analytics. This information is not linked to Personal Information.
This information is used to compile aggregate statistics about how visitors find and use the Site. By collecting this information, we get a better understanding of visitor preferences so we can continually improve your online experience with us. The Site uses Google Analytics to collect aggregate statistics about how visitors find and use the Site. If you wish to opt out of Google Analytics, you may do so by clicking here. If you have the “Do Not Track” setting turned on in your browser, Google Analytics will not collect geographic or demographic data, but will collect the information that someone has visited the site.
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Disclosure of Information We Collect
Your Choices Regarding Your Personal Information
If you do not wish to receive information and promotional material from the Owner, you may notify us by sending an email. If you already receive email or direct mail communications from us and no longer wish to receive such communications, please contact us to be removed from our emailing and direct mailing lists.
Updating Your Information
If any of the Personal Information you submitted to our Site is inaccurate or outdated or otherwise needs to be changed, please contact us and we will use reasonable efforts in our control to revise that information.
How We Secure Your Information
These measures standing alone are not sufficient to ensure the security of your Personal Information. It is also important for you to guard against unauthorized access to your passwords and unauthorized use of your computer.
Protecting the privacy of children is very important to us. For that reason, our Site does not intentionally solicit, collect and/or maintain personally identifiable information from users under age 13. If you are under the age of 13, we ask that you do not submit any Personal Information to us and use this Site only under the supervision of a parent or guardian. If you are a parent or guardian and you believe your child has submitted Personal Information to us, please contact us, and we will delete your child’s Personal Information from our records.
Please be aware that when Personal Information is voluntarily disclosed in public areas of this Site, such as the blog comment section, that information, along with any information disclosed in your communication, can be collected and used by third parties and may result in unsolicited messages from third parties. Such activities are beyond our control and this Policy does not apply to such information.
Last revised: 12/31/20.