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Privacy Policy

This site offers news and other information intended for its visitors. In some cases we may use identifiable information such as your login name, email address, and phone number that will be subject to terms outlined in this privacy policy. Identifiable information will under no circumstances be sold, rented or in any other way made available to an unauthorized third party.

On some sites, visitors will be asked to provide identifiable information such as a login name or an email address in order for us to provide a personalized service or in order to protect the privacy of our visitor form others so that news and information gathered by the visitor is not accessible to others. This applies to certain sections of our site such as when you request certain features such as a newsletter or when you make a purchase. You may also have to provide information when you participate in contests or polls, in message boards and chat rooms, and other interactive functions that we provide.

The use of information

This site will also use automated electronic tools transparent to our visitors. We only use commonly accepted methods for information gathering, such as the name of your internet provider, you location based on your IP-address and so on. In some instances, we may use cookies to store information in order to recognize you and any settings or configuration related to your personal use of our site. We do this in order to provide a better service for you and to ensure that you need to provide the same information every time you use our service. We may also use this to control, automate and enhance your personalized experience on our site, including relevant news and advertisements you will receive while visiting our site. For this purpose, we will use features in our own technology as well as technology provided by others.

You can chose not to provide us with information and you can also chose to remove cookies from this site at any time, or setting the browser not to accept cookies. In such cases you may not be able to access certain portions of our site, or we may not be able to provide a personalized or customized service.  If you chose to have information removed, existing services may no longer be available to you.

Information gathering and handling

Publishing on the Internet allows for personalization of content, features and services. We strive to provide individualized content and advertising. At the same time, we respect your privacy and do not share your information with anyone.

Information that does not personally identify you but rather identify your interests or habits may be used in many ways. We may combine information about your usage patterns with information obtained from others both on this site and from other sources in order to help enhance our site and services, for example in order to identify similar users that may enjoy similar services.  Information that does not identify you may occasionally be shared with our advertisers and business partners. We will never provide this information in a way that allows others to trace the information back to you as an individual.

The use of Personally Identifiable Information

We may use Personally Identifiable Information collected on this site to communicate with you about your preferences and to inform you about our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We may also use the information to contact you about services and products offered by this site and other topics we think you might find of interest.

Personally Identifiable Information collected by this site may also be used for other purposes, including but not limited to site management (administration, troubleshooting, transactions, etc.) .

Third parties involved in the technical operations and support (such as web hosting) may have access to such information. However, we will use your information only as permitted by law. In the event that our business with other partners and companies will involve transactions of information, user information may be among those assets transferred. We may also have to disclose information in response to a court order, or at other times when we believe we are reasonably required to do so by law, in connection with the collection of amounts you may owe to us, and/or to law enforcement authorities whenever we deem it appropriate or necessary. Please note we may not provide you with notice prior to disclosure in such cases.

Affiliated sites, links and advertisements

This site partners with others and expects its partners, such as authors, advertisers and affiliates to respect the privacy of our users. However, be aware that third parties may have a different data collection and privacy policy. This is particularly important to remember as this site links to content providers hosted by others under different policies. This site is not responsible for any actions or policies provided by others that you may gain access to through our site. Therefore, you should check applicable and relevant policies from such third parties when providing potentially sensitive information to them.

Our advertisers and partners or other third parties may use cookies or other technologies not owned or controlled by us as part of their services or contributions to our site in order to attempt to identify some of your preferences or retrieve information about you. For example, some of our advertising is served by third parties and may include cookies that enable the advertiser to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before. Other features available on our site may offer services operated by third parties and may use cookies or other technology to gather information. This site may not be able to control the use of third party technologies or the resulting information, and is not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties.

If you voluntarily disclose Personally Identifiable Information on on our site so that the information can be viewed publicly, this information may be collected and used by third parties without our knowledge and may result in unsolicited messages from other individuals or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of this site and this policy.

Children

This site does not knowingly collect or solicit Personally Identifiable Information from or about children under the age of 13 except as permitted by law. We will delete any information that we find originates from children under the age of 13 or has been submitted by children under the age of 13. Any such information is in violation of this policy. If you believe this site has any information from or about anyone under 13, please contact us.

Policy changes

We reserve the right to change our policy at any time. Please revisit this page periodically for changes. Any use of our site following the posting of changes to these terms will automatically mean you accept those changes. Information collected prior to the time any change is posted will be used according to the rules and laws that applied at the time the information was collected.

Governing law

This Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of California, U.S.A., without regard to principles of conflict of laws. If a dispute arises under this agreement, we agree to first try to resolve it with the help of a mutually agreed-upon mediator in the following location: California, U.S.A. Any costs and fees other than attorney fees associated with the mediation will be shared equally by both parties.

If it proves impossible to arrive at a mutually satisfactory solution through mediation, we agree to submit the dispute to binding arbitration at the following location: California,U.S.A., under the rules of the American Arbitration Association. Judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitration may be entered in any court with jurisdiction to do so.

This statement and the policies outlined herein are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.