Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important. This document outlines the types of personal information I collect when you use, as well as some of the steps I take to safeguard information. I hope this will help you make an informed decision about sharing personal information. is dedicated to protecting customers', consumers', and online visitors' privacy on this website.

Personal Information collects personally identifiable information from visitors to this website only on a voluntary basis:

  • if you request information,
  • participate in a contest,
  • sign up to join one of my email lists or
  • request some other service or information.

The information collected is internally reviewed, used to improve the content of the website, notify visitors of updates, and respond to visitor inquiries.

Once information is reviewed, it is deleted, or stored in my files if it is likely to be needed (for example, if you want me to return your email).

If I make material changes in the collection of personally identifiable information I will inform you by placing a notice on this site. Personal information received from any visitor will be used only for internal purposes and will not be sold or provided to third parties, except as listed below in the section marked "Release of Information".

The search box on this web site ("Search Box") is powered by Google Inc. ("Google"). You acknowledge and agree that Google's privacy policy (located at shall apply to your use of the Search Box and by using the Search Box you consent to Google using your personal data in accordance with its privacy policy.

This website administers its email delivery services through Aweber, which collects your name and email address in order to send you emails if you subscribe to one of my newsletters. This service also notes which emails and links you click on (and ties that information to your name and email address). I use this information to improve my newsletters. You may examine Aweber's privacy policy by visiting

If you do not agree with the terms in Aweber's privacy policy, you should not subscribe to any emails from my site.

User Generated Content

You may submit comments, event postings, advice, and recommendations through the features available on ("User Generated Content").

You are solely responsible for User Generated Content produced or provided by you, and you hereby agree not to provide any information that you know or reasonably should know to be false or materially misleading, libelous, defamatory, obscene, or that invades another person's privacy, infringes the intellectual property rights or contains any confidential or proprietary information of another, or violates any applicable laws or regulations.

By providing User Generated Content, you grant a perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty free license to use such content. reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to edit, reject, refuse to publish, or remove any User Generated Content. You understand that, whether or not User Generated Content is published on, is under no obligation to keep confidential any such User Generated Content.

Furthermore, you understand that you will not be entitled to any compensation or reimbursement for submitting User Generated Content. is not responsible for and does not endorse statements, comments, or other information contained in User Generated Content provided by other users, and any reliance by you on such information will be at your sole risk.

User Generated Content provided by you or other users may contain links to other websites. does not monitor or verify in any way the content or safety of any websites linked to from and is not responsible for the accuracy of such content or for any of the opinions expressed therein. When you access these third-party sites, you do so at your own risk.

Use of Cookies and Web Beacons

Cookies help you personalize your online experience. Cookies are identifiers that transfer to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser to let my system recognize your browser. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize the site pages or register with any of this site's services, a cookie enables to recall your specific information on subsequent visits.

A web beacon is a transparent image file used to monitor your journey around a single website or collection of sites. They are also referred to as web bugs and are commonly used by sites that hire third-party services to monitor traffic. They may be used in association with cookies to understand how visitors interact with the pages and content on the pages of a web site.

We may serve third-party advertisements that use cookies and web beacons in the course of ads being served on this web site to ascertain how many times you've seen an advertisement. No personally identifiable information is provided to them for cookie or web beacon use, so these third-party sites cannot personally identify you with that information.

Some third-party advertisements may be provided by Google, which uses cookies to serve ads on this site. Google uses the DART cookie, which enables it to serve ads based on your visits to this site and other sites on the Web. You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Browsers can be set to accept or reject cookies or notify you when a cookie is being sent. Privacy software can be used to override web beacons. Taking either of these actions shouldn't cause a problem with this site.

Google AdWords Remarketing

This website uses the Google AdWords remarketing service to advertise on third party websites (including Google) to previous visitors to our site. This could be in the form of an advertisement on the Google search results page, or a site in the Google Display Network.

You can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Preferences page, and if you want to you can
opt out of interest-based advertising entirely by cookie settings or
permanently using a browser plugin.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

While we welcome children, this website is directed to adults; it is not directed to children under the age of 13. We operate our site in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, and will not knowingly collect or use personal information from anyone under 13 years of age.

Please supervise your children while they are online. If you believe information about your child has been collected by this site, please contact me so that I can remove this information from my database.

Non-Personal Information

This site may collect information about you that is not personally identifiable.

For example, Google Analytics cookies will be placed on your computer to collect demographic and interest information, but we do not tie the cookie to any personal information that you provide to us. If you do not wish your data to be collected via Google Analytics, you may use their opt-out tool:

This information (such has how many times a page is viewed by anyone), which does not identify individual users, is used to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users' movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. The information collected is used solely for internal review and not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes.

Release of Information

If is sold, the information we have obtained from you through your voluntary participation (such as newsletter sign up lists) may transfer to the new owner as a part of the sale in order that the service being provided to you may continue. In that event, you will receive notice through this website of that change in control and practices, and I will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honors any opt-out requests you might make.

How You Can Correct or Remove Information

This privacy policy is provided as a statement to you of my commitment to protect your personal information. If you have submitted personal information through this website and would like that information deleted, or would like to update or correct that information, please contact me.

Updates and Effective Date reserves the right to make changes in this policy. If there is a material change in these privacy practices, we will indicate on the site that the privacy practices have changed and provide a link to the new privacy policy. We encourage you to periodically review this policy so that you will know what information we collect and how we use it.

This privacy policy is effective October 19, 2010 and was last updated August 4, 2014.

Agreeing to Terms

If you do not agree to's Privacy Policy as posted here on this website, please do not use this site or any services offered by this site.

Your use of this site indicates acceptance of this privacy policy.

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