will not offer any information about you to any outside company unless we receive your prior consent. So that we can provide you with the most efficient and enhanced service, we request information about you. Since your privacy as a participant in communities and on the Internet is a priority to us, we have provided this detailed policy statement about our privacy and information dissemination practices for our site, Of course, our visitors may enjoy many of our features and activities without providing any personal information.

Information We Gather or Track

Information on general usage and any optional personal details you provide to us will be used to provide you with enhanced features such as customized content, access to our classifieds, participation in chats. The following are details of the information we collect:


  • collects data so that we may display personalized content to our visitors. We collect names, addresses, email addresses and demographic information during the registration process for our site. We also keep track of the updates and other features for which a user may register. Additionally, usage information may be analyzed so that we can judge our system’s performance or execute your customized features.
  • Your computer reaches us via an particular IP (Internet Protocol) address. This can tell us things like what part of the world you’re coming from or what service provider you are using, but does not link your IP address to any personally identifiable information about you.
  • Your browser offers so-called “cookies” which — if you allow their use — store small amounts of data on your computer about your visit to any of our sites. Cookies assist us in tracking which of our features you like best. However, cookies tell us nothing about you personally unless you specifically give us additional information. The Web site is viewable even if a user disables the cookie function within the Web browser. However, some advanced features use cookies to assist in keeping track of your location within the Web site in order to provide navigational trails and similar navigational features. These cookies are not used to personally identify your surfing patterns, and are merely used to provide navigation links. Disabling your cookies simply means that some of these features will not have custom navigation available to you.
  • Our registration form asks for contact and demographic information used to send news about our products or promotional material from our partners. You will be able to opt-out of receiving any mailings.
  • Some of the banner ads displayed in our site are provided by outside companies. These ads may contain cookies. While we use cookies in other parts of our Web site, cookies received with banner ads are collected by our advertisers and we do not have access to this information. Cookies in and of themselves do not contain any personally identifiable information about you. We use a reputable third party to serve some or all of the advertisements that are placed within our site.

What We Do with Collected Information

  • We sometimes use provided information to personalize features of our directory based upon your preferences.
  • From time to time we extend various offers through our partner companies. These may include news or additional details on their products and services. Your personal preferences or usage history may result in your being offered special screens or products. These offers would be sent via and your personal information is not shared with entities outside of
  • We produce aggregate reports for advertisers. For example, we tell advertisers how many people saw or clicked on an ad and additionally, how many people saw or clicked on ads in different portions of our service. Where available, we may offer additional information about viewer characteristics. However this does not include personally identifiable information about you or your online usage patterns. Our advertisers allow us to provide our service to you. In return, they need to know how to effectively place their ads to potential customers.
  • We’ll use your email contact information to provide you with newsletters to which you subscribe, or for similar information we think you may find of interest. However, you can choose to opt out of these mailings.
  • We allow users of our website to send articles or links by email to other parties who may be interested in them. We do not retain any email addresses (unless you are a member who already has voluntarily provided your email address) of either the sender or recipient of such articles of links after they are sent.
  • We reserve the right to use or disclose any information as needed to satisfy any law, regulation or legal request; to conduct investigations of consumer complaints or possible breaches of law; to protect the integrity of our site and our property; to protect the safety of our visitors or others; to fulfill your requests; or to cooperate in any legal investigation.


Who Can Use Collected Information and How

  • As mentioned in our “What We Do With Collected Information” section, we provide our advertisers with aggregate reports on advertising activity.
  • Feedback is used by staff, not only link to content from their sites and provide their own original content, but would have available to them any information that you send them directly.

Please be aware that if you voluntarily disclose information online, personal or otherwise, that information can be collected and used by others. For example, if you use chat, classifieds, your e-mail or, if you post personal information online, you may receive unsolicited messages from others. We have no means to control this use of your information.

Choosing to Opt-Out of Information Collection

We provide visitors the opportunity to opt-out of receiving e-mail from us when we first request registration information from you. Some personal information is required for registration. In addition, for specific contests/sweepstakes or to enable your participation within our discussion areas, some degree of personal and contact information will be necessary. You can always choose not to receive additional mailings at that time.

Correction Updates to Personal Information

Visitors can change or correct information about themselves via online forms which are part of our registration system. If there is a problem with a change being accepted by our system, you may contact us at the email address:

Deleting or Deactivating Your Name From Our Database

Visitors may un-subscribe from newsletters and opt out of various mailings though our online registration forms. If you have difficulty using these forms, you can send email to

Updates to Our Privacy Policy

While we do not intend to change our privacy policy very often, we recommend that you check the policy when you visit our site to be sure you are aware of and understand our current policy. If we make material changes to this policy or in how we will use or collect your personally identifiable information, we will prominently post such changes prior to implementing the change. We will not make changes in how we handle previously collected personal information that have retroactive effect unless legally required to do so. This privacy policy was last modified in October 2001.