Privacy Policy

We are committed to respecting the privacy of visitors to our site. This Privacy Policy explains some of the actions we have taken to protect your privacy.

Privacy of Personal Information

Collection of Personal Information.

We collect the personal information about you, including the personal information that you provide when you submit a letter or sign up to receive email alerts from this site. "Personal information" means any information that may be used to identify an individual, such as a name or an email address.

Use of Personal Information.

The personal information collected through paper registration forms and through our Web site is used by us to, inter alia, register users, operate and improve our Web site, track site usage policies and statistics, or purposes pursuant to your consent. We also use your personal information to communicate with you in other ways. For instance, when you send us a message through this site, we may use your personal information to respond. We also use personal information to inform you of significant changes to this Privacy Policy.

From time to time, we might invite users to provide information via surveys or petitions. Participation in these surveys or petitions is completely voluntary, and the Web site user, therefore, has a choice whether to disclose requested information. In addition to the other uses set forth in this Privacy Policy, contact information collected in connection with surveys and petitions is used to notify you of survey or petition results and to monitor or improve the use of, and satisfaction with, the Web site.

Disclosure of Personal Information.

We hire other companies who provide services on our behalf, such as handling the processing and delivery of communications, hosting this Web site, delivery of content and services provided by this Web site, and performing statistical analysis. We may provide personal information to these companies to perform these services, but they will be permitted to obtain only the personal information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of this information, and they are prohibited from using it for any other purposes.

We may use or disclose your personal information for other reasons, including if we believe such action is necessary to comply with the law or legal process, protect our rights or property, protect the personal safety of users of our Web site or members of the general public, enforce our Terms of Use or other agreements, investigate or take action with respect to illegal or suspected illegal activities, in connection with a corporate transactions, such as a divestiture, merger, consolidation, asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy, or otherwise pursuant to your consent.

We may disclose results of stories or letters, but personal information will not be posted or published by us, and except as specified in this Privacy Policy, it will not be provided to third-party providers without your consent. We will not sell, lease, or rent our e-mail user lists to third parties.

Access to Personal Information.

If, after providing information on this Web site, you decide that you do not want your Personal Information be used for any purpose, you may disenroll from the mailing list by contacting us at the following address:

Our Practices with Respect to Non-Personal Information.

We may collect other, non-personal information about your visit, including the pages you view, the links you click, and other actions taken in connection with your use of our Web site. We may also collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every Web site you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times, and referring Web site address.

Use of Cookies.

A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by our Web page server. Cookies contain information that can later be read by us. None of the information we gather in this way can be used to identify any individual who visits the site, nor can cookies be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. We use cookies to monitor the use of our Web site, to gather non-personal information about our users, to store your preferences and other information on your computer in order to save your time by eliminating the need to repeatedly enter the same information, and to display your personalized content on your later visits to our Web site. This information is also used for statistical research to tailor content to usage patterns.

Aggregate Information.

We may combine, in a non-identifiable format, the personal information you provide with the personal information of other users, to create aggregated data. We plan to analyze data of an aggregate nature, mainly to track group trends. We do not link aggregate user data with personal information, so aggregate data cannot be used to contact or identify you. We will use usernames instead of actual names to create aggregate data and to perform any analyses. Anonymous aggregated data may be provided to other companies we do business with, for statistical purposes and to track group trends.

Links to Other Sites.

This Privacy Policy applies only to information collected by this Web site. This Web site may contain links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by us. We are not responsible for the privacy policy of those other sites. When you leave our site you should read the privacy statements of each Web site that collects personal information.

Changes to This Privacy Statement.

We reserve the right from time to time to change or supplement this Privacy Policy in whole or in part. We encourage you to periodically review our Privacy Policy to be informed of how we are protecting your personal information. The most current version of our Privacy Policy can be viewed by clicking on the "Privacy Policy" hypertext link located at the bottom of the home page on this Web site. In many instances in which we post changes to this Privacy Policy, we will revise the "updated" date at the top of this Privacy Policy, but may not provide any other notice to you. If there are material changes to this statement, however, we will notify you either by prominently posting a notice of those changes prior to implementing the change or by directly sending you an email notification. Your continued accessing or use of this Web site constitutes acceptance by you of any changes.

Contact Us.

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at following address: