Purpose of Policy
Notice Concerning Children
PLEASE NOTE: We are a general audience site and do not direct any of our content specifically at children under 13 years of age pursuant to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998.
Our Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any information to or on the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this Website or on or through any of its features/register on the Website, make any purchases through the Website, use any of the interactive or public comment features of this Website or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or user name you may use.
If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without the verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at (301)-769-5878.
Information Collection Practices
In operating the Site, we collect personal information from you in three situations. The first is if you sign up to receive a free newsletter, at which time we collect your email address. The second is if you should contact us via the “contact” page. In doing so, you will provide us with your name and email address. The third is if you leave a comment to a blog post during which you may be asked for a name and other information. You are not required to provide us with information via these three methods to use and enjoy the Site.
(a) AUTOMATIC COLLECTION. Our servers automatically recognize visitors’ domain names and IP addresses (the number assigned to computers on the Internet). No personal information about you is revealed in this process. The Web Site may also gather anonymous “traffic data” that does not personally identify you, but that may help marketing purposes or improve the services we offer.
(c) SPONSORS AND ADVERTISERS. We may decide to accept sponsorship and advertisements on the Site. Should this occur, you should assume said sponsors and advertisers would be given access to the impressions and click data on their marketing pieces. Your personally identifiable information will never be revealed to them by us.
Use and Sharing of Information
(a) PERSONAL INFORMATION. We do not disclose personally identifiable information to any third parties other than those we use to facilitate the site’s functioning, such as a hosting company and email program for mailings.
(b) ANONYMOUS INFORMATION. We use anonymous information to analyze our Site traffic. We may also use anonymous IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our site, or display the content according to your preferences. Traffic and transaction information may also be shared with business partners and advertisers on an aggregate and anonymous basis.
(d) DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION. We may disclose any information we have for you if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (1) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on us, (2) protect and defend our rights or property or the users of the Site, or (3) act under exigent circumstances to protect the safety of the public or users of the Site.
(e) SALE OF INFORMATION. In order to accommodate changes in our business, we may sell or buy portions of the Website Site or our company, including the information collected through this Website Site. If a third party acquires the Company or substantially all of its assets, user information will be one of the assets transferred to the acquirer.
The Web Site has security measures in place to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information that we obtain from you. Still, we make no assurances about our ability to prevent any such loss to you or to any third party arising out of any such loss, misuse, or alteration.
Website Areas Beyond the Company’s Control
Contact Information and Policy Updates
If you have any questions about this Policy or our practices related to this Site, please feel contact us using the “Contact” link on the menu located at the top of the site.