It has been our policy, since the sites went online in 1995, to never sell, rent, or share personally identifying information about our visitors.
In some cases, such as if you e-mail a question or a comment to us, we may request your name, e-mail address or other information so that we can, for example, e-mail you with a personal reply. If you choose to supply this information, we will use it only for the specific purpose for which you supply it.
We never share any of your personally identifying data with any other party without your explicit permission, nor use it for commercial purposes.
We never request a credit card number or any other financial information about you.
If you subscribe to any mailing lists hosted by this site, you will be asked to confirm your subscription (to prevent others from subscribing you without your permission). At any time, you may unsubscribe from these mailing lists. See the mailing list archive page for more information.
You have the option of browsing most of our websites with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), which encrypts the data transmissions between your browser and this server.
Finally, while your individual information is protected as outlined above, we do analyze our web logs to see how we're doing. However, we only use aggregated, anonymous data about our users as a group. For instance, we like to see what search words people use to find our websites. Examples of the information we collect and analyze include the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, computer and connection information such as browser type and version, operating system, and platform.
Our websites are rated by TrustWatch. You can verify that you are reaching the real website by clicking on the GeoTrust image at the bottom left of most pages on our websites.