We collect information about the visitors to our website in order to gather statistics about how many visitors we get each month, what ages our visitors are, which pages a visitor spends the most time on, the type of information our visitors are looking at by virtue of “clicks,” where problems arise on our pages to visitors and similar information. We do not collect information to personally identify our users. We are only interested in the overall statistics of readers of our pages and, generally, the types of persons interested in our products. This enables us to attract advertisers and third parties who may desire to user or distribute our products. It also allows us to monitor how our back end to our site is working.
We generally collect the IP address of the visitor’s computer and/or Internet service provider, the reasons for the visitor browsing our site, the domain name and country of origin of that computer, its operating system, and the type of web browser being used.
We also use certain third-party web traffic analysis services, such as Google Analytics, which collect similar information. We also participate in certain web traffic services, as part of web traffic reporting obligations to certain vendors and partners that may require such data.
In addition, third-party advertising agencies that we work with may also collect certain information through the use of banner ads and other forms of advertising and advertising-related data collection. We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. Such information can include certain location data pertaining to a user, if such information is made available from GPS, Wi-FI, or cell phone tower data in accordance with whatever settings may allow for the collection of such data in the user’s web browser or cell phone.
If you would like more information about advertising-related data collection practices and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, see: http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/
If you wish not to have anyone keep any records of your visit to our site, even though it is our policy not to personally identify individual users but only to gather overall cumulative information about our visitors, then we suggest that you use an anonymous web browsing service. Such services typically hide all information about particular users from websites, which log visits from the anonymizing service instead of the users’ own computers.