Privacy Policy -
Last Updated: August 23, 2010

This web site is owned and operated by We care deeply about your privacy online. wants your online experience with us to be pleasant, private, safe, and secure. We gather certain types of information about our site's users. We want you to be aware of this and completely understand the conditions under which we collect and use this information, statistics, and other data. This privacy statement discloses what information we amass and how we use it.


As detailed in the COPPA, the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, we will never knowingly request privately identifiable data and information from anyone age 13 or younger without requesting parental consent.

Here at, we gather two kinds of information about visitors to our site: voluntary information and aggregated tracking data.

Optional, voluntary submissions of information is collected such as when a user subscribes to receive our email newsletters, engages in our message boards or forums, emails a link a friend, or takes part in polls and surveys. also amasses data and information through accumulated analyzing and tracking routines. Principally, this information and data is obtained by counting page visits throughout our web sites. We use this information to build relevant content as well as for helping our partners better understand the demographics of our users.

Much of's profits originate from affiliations with advertisers and other partners, making the accumulated demographic data indispensable to us as well as to our users. For example, this information helps us deliver our services at no cost.

Under no circumstances will divulge any data about a certain user to a third party.

The following methods are used by to gather information about users:


Many of our services require some type of voluntary submission of private data and information by visitors:

1. E-newsletters or Letters - gathers the email addresses of visitors who voluntarily subscribe to our free electronic newsletters. Each electronic newsletter contains an opt-out link which allows users to remove themselves from this mailing list at any time. Visitors can also sign up for the e-newsletters initially upon registration. will never share our mailing lists with any 3rd parties, such as partners, partners, sponsors, and advertisers.

2. "E-mail this to a friend" Service - Many webpages, links, and documents on can be sent to somebody else when visitors click "e-mail this to a friend" links. Both the user's e-mail address and those of the recipients must be provided by the user. These addresses are used for transmitting the link, informing the recipient as to who sent the message, and for transmission issues. We do not use this information for any other use.

3. Polling - Interactive polls, when featured on, allow users to vote and share their opinions on certain topics. We combine the poll results so that the data is not identifiable to any other users. periodically uses routines for tagging visitors after they have voted. This ensures that visitors can vote one time per poll. Tags are not connected with any other data and information about particular visitors. All information submitted by you regarding polling (polls) becomes the property of and may be edited for content, grammar, and spelling.

4. Surveys - sometimes surveys users, allowing us to build pertinent site content. The aggregated survey results are frequently shared with our advertisers and sponsors and partners. Exact information is never shared with any third party. All information submitted by you regarding surveys becomes the property of and may be edited for content, grammar, and spelling.

WEB SITE USAGE tracks the traffic patterns of our users and the resulting information, statistics, and other data is not correlated with individual users' information. also looks at the overall usage data based on a visitor's domain name, MIME type, and Web browser type. This data and information, which all modern web browsers reveal, is obtained from the browser string. keeps track of search form entries submitted by visitors into our website's Search field. We do not correlate this information and data with certain users. This information and data is used for performance and popularity evaluation purposes based on visits. By tracking this information, we are able to improve our offerings.

COOKIES may at times place cookies on the computers of our users. Cookies are small text files.'s cookie does not contain personal information other than information you submit yourself. We use cookie information to figure out how your use of relates to information you have knowingly and specifically submitted to us. Cookies cannot read data from your computer's hard disk or read the contents of other cookie files on your computer. uses cookies to track and analyze user browsing and traffic patterns. A one-time cookie is delivered for analyzing and tracking click-thru rates and number of ad impressions. You can set up your browser to refuse cookies or prompt you before cookies are accepted. does not require that cookies be turned on, though if you will be using the forums, bulletin boards, polling and user surveys, you will want to accept our cookies.

USE OF INFORMATION uses any information voluntarily given to supplement the overall user experience of our websites.

Tracking information and data is amassed for tracking how each webpage performs. does not track what individual visitors read. This type of tracking enables us to provide better services that match the interests of our users. The search words submitted in the Search function is another sign of our users' interests. We do not track the search words a particular user enters in the Search field. compiles reports detailing the demographics and traffic patterns of our users. These reports are shared with our advertisers and partners. This makes our advertising and sponsors more efficient at targeting the needs of our visitors. Usage patterns of particular users are not tracked and advertisers and sponsors do not know which visitors have viewed their ads.

SHARING OF THE INFORMATION uses the previously described information to make sure that our site is appropriate to our audience. The collection of information, statistics, and other data is essential for keeping the service free. will not disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our visitors or the public.

SECURITY operates secure data networks and restricts access to user-provided information and data to authorized individuals. We sometimes evaluate our security and privacy policies and enhance them as necessary.


Whenever possible or needed, gives users options. Opt-out choices include:

• Choosing not to participate in certain interactive areas
• Selecting not to register for electronic newsletters
• Opting out of current subscriptions

By opting out of these areas, collecting any personally identifiable information, statistics, and other data from our visitors is not necessary.


By using this site, you are consenting to the collection and use of this data and information by If decides to change this privacy statement, we will post the new changes on this webpage where you can read about what data we collect, how we use this information, and under what situations we disclose it.