Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy respects your privacy. Our privacy policy:

We track how our visitors use to determine the content our users read and respond to. We also analyze information about usage patterns and may share that aggregated data with our advertisers and business partners, should we ever decide to sell advertising.

We may also collect personal information about you via registration for our newsletter and comments on stories.

The individual information we collect is used to deliver our newsletter to you and to verify the identity of commenters on stories.

We do not disclose personally identifiable information to outside parties unless we are under a legal order to do so or to protect the rights, property, safety or best interest of users of or the public.

This privacy policy, including our children’s privacy statement, does not apply to any information you may provide or that we may collect offline (in person, by phone or snail mail, or by other means). We may collect and save information, personal or otherwise, that you volunteer online. We also collect and save information that is generated automatically by the site. cannot be responsible for any unauthorized third party use of information that you disclose.

We make content, applications, products and services available through business relationships with third party providers, where the brands of our partners appear on the Site. We may share with our partners any information you provide, or that is collected as you navigate to or use any content that is made available in cooperation with our partners. In some cases, our partners may collect information directly, in which cases partners’ privacy policies may apply to the use of your information. If you have questions regarding the privacy policy of our partners, you should contact the partner directly.

Information gathered about visitors

We collect aggregate user-specific information on which pages our readers access. This information helps us assess user interest in the content we provide, which helps us improve our content. We can provide a better site if we know which stories our users are reading, how frequently they visit and how long they stay on a page.

The Site automatically collects limited information about your computer’s Internet connection, including your IP address, when you visit our site. Your IP address does not contain personally identifiable information, nor does it identify you personally.


We use cookies to help us customize the Site to your preferences so we can provide more personalized content.

At some point in the future, we may use cookies to deliver advertisements and to identify unique browsers that visit the Site. Our business partners and advertisers may use cookies in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. These companies may employ cookies and web beacons to measure ad effectiveness. Any information that these third parties collect via cookies and web beacons is generally not personally identifiable, unless you provide personally identifiable information to them. Because we do not control the privacy policies of our partners, advertisers or any other sites, we encourage you to read their respective privacy policies.

Information you submit

To use certain features on the Site (such as story comments, letters to the editor and other interactive applications) visitors need to register and to provide certain information. We may ask for your name, email address, age and zip code.

Information we gather

We may analyze our reader demographics and preferences. When we provide information to our advertisers—should we choose to sell ads—and partners it is generally in generalized aggregated form regarding reader preferences and traffic statistics.

Among our partners is Google. We have implemented various Google technologies, including but not limited to:

  • Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting

Data about our traffic is collected by Google via advertising cookies and anonymous identifiers. We do not combine first-party cookies from Google and other third-party cookies or individual identifiers.

Children under the age of 13

If you are under the age of 13, do not send us any information about yourself including your name, address or email address. You may only send us personally identifiable information if your parents have verified to us their consent to the collection of such information.

As a media company, some of our services and content may be attractive to children. We strive to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.

The Site:

  • Includes our contact information.
  • Explains the types of personal information we collect, and how we use it.