Privacy Statement
Special Note: Persons under eighteen years of age are not eligible to use our services. We ask that children not submit information to us.

We respect the privacy of Internet users and will protect that privacy as vigorously as possible.

We do not collect information that personally identifies individuals except when individuals provide such specific information on a voluntary basis. There may be occasions where specific personal information is requested before an individual can enter certain sections of the site or when it is necessary for Membership. This kind of registration helps us to ensure that content standards on these sections of the site are rigorously upheld.

In all such cases, we will collect only information that is voluntarily provided by the user and undertakes that such information will be kept strictly confidential. Individual information provided to us to gain access to any section of the site will not be sold or made available to a third party.

We do reserve the right, however, to perform statistical analyses of user behaviour and characteristics, in order to measure interest in and use of the various sections of its sites so as to improve design and navigation and to gather marketing information. Only aggregated data from these analyses, not individual data, will be used for this purpose.

We also reserve the right to use information received from you to communicate with you, such as to notify you from time to time about our services and products. We also send periodic informational updates to our users via email. We use personally identifiable information to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce our User Agreement.

We DO NOT sell or rent any personally identifiable information about you to any third party without your permission. We do disclose information in aggregate to advertisers and for other marketing and promotional purposes. However, in these situations, we DO NOT disclose to these entities any information that could be used to personally identify you. Certain information, such as your password, credit card number, and bank account number, are not disclosed in aggregate at all. In this cases we will provide you with an opportunity to opt out or block such uses.

If you choose to submit content for publication (e.g., a "letter to editor"), we may publish your name and other information you have provided to us. We may disclose personally identifiable information in response to a legal process, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We also may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency's request.

Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that personally identifiable information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Notice.

Finally, our site(s) covered by this Privacy Notice will not use or transfer personally identifiable information provided to us in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you with an opportunity to opt out of these unrelated uses.

Some of our sites contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different than ours. Visitors should consult the other sites' privacy notices as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.