Like most website operators, we collect non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Our purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how our visitors use its website. From time to time, we may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
We also collect potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. We does not use such information to identify its visitors, however.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to our websites choose to interact in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information gathered depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who use our forums, or those who wish to comment on articles, to provide a username and email address.
In each case, we collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with the site, and visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Third Party Disclosure
We no disclose any personal information, whether personally- or non-personally-identifying, to any third-party other than as required by law.