We don't collect any data about you and we don't, therefore, pass any data about you on to anyone else.
From time to time our site may contain links to other sites which may note that you have visited them by following a link from our site, but we cannot do anything about that and we don't have access to that data.
And sometimes we may show advertising provided by third-party advertising programs which use may collect information about you in the course of serving those adverts. We make sure that we only partner with reputable firms.
But we do sometimes use third party ads to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (so you don't get ads that are geographically irrelevant to you) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited.
Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and other sites on the Internet. This has the benfit of making sure that our pages are not plastered with totally irrelevant ads that you have no interest in whatsoever. It's not always perfect, of course.
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You can chose to disable or selectively turn off third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.
We will never pass on any information about you to any third party. Ever.
Web Log FilesAs with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP address, the browser you used to visit our site, the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.
But it's important to stress that we don't know who you are or anything about you. We look at the information in our log files in aggregate to determine which pages need to be improved in terms of content and usability.
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