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The privacy of our visitors to is important to us. 

At, we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit, and how we safeguard your information.  We never sell your personal information to third parties.

Log Files

As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files.  The information in the log files include  your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site. uses these files internally for statistical purposes as well as to maintain the security of our Webserver. The contents of these logs will never be released to a third party.

Cookies and Web Beacons

We use third party advertisements on 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 (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security.  This should not affect you experience of but may affect your experience on other websites. Sites that are likely to be affected include sites where you set preferences or have to log in. In most browsers it is possible to selectively block cookies. For example, to Opt-Out of the Adsense behavioural tracking programme follow the instructions on this page.

You may also be interested to view information on how to Opt-Out of other similar systems, although none of these are currently used on

Additional References

It is also feasible that other Websites may be able to track your browsing. For example where we reference an image stored on someone elses server (known as Hotlinking), they will usually have an entry in there logs showing the page you are viewing as the referrer.

If the site containing the image is a regular target for Hotlinking, it is possible that the site owners may be able to determine at least some of your browsing habits.

Where possible, strives to avoid hotlinking. However on occassion we may be required to Hotlink to an image rather than host in on our own servers.

If this is of concern to you, you can disable the loading of external images in most browsers. Many software firewalls also contain the option to disable the 'Referrer' tag in HTTP requests, thus negating this element.

Because Hotlinking can prove to be a serious issue, some sites will not serve Images in response to a request not containing a Referrer tag, so completely blocking the tag may impact on your browsing experience.

Adapted from the AdSense Privacy Policy Provided by JenSense

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