THE ALMANACK WEBSITE PRIVACY STATEMENT
Last modified December 7, 2010

We at The Almanack website (also referred to herein as thealmanack.com) respect your privacy. That's why we have created this Privacy Statement to explain how and why we collect certain information online, and how we use that information. This statement also explains how you can prevent collection of certain information about yourself, if you choose. Please take a few moments to read this Privacy Statement and be sure to review it often. Thealmanack.com reserves the right to modify this privacy statement without notification to you before or after the change.

This statement applies to both information we collect from visitors to thealmanack.com web site, as well as information we collect or have access to when you register for our vBulletin Message Board. We will not collect or maintain your private and personally identifiable information without your consent. Registering an account for our vBulletin Message Board constitutes your consent to provide us with basic information about yourself. Further, if you consent to give us your personal information, we will keep it confidential and will not sell, license or disclose your personal information to any third party without your consent, unless we are compelled to do so under the law or to comply with court order.

Types of Information We Collect
Generally, you are free to browse thealmanack.com site without submitting any personal information. We do not collect any of your personal information (such as a name, address or email address) when you visit The Almanack website.

However, users who wish to participate in our vBulletin Message Board must register. In order to register, you must provide us with a username (which does not have to be your real name) and a valid e-mail address. This allows us to better protect our community from abusive postings and provides a verifiable point of contact should legal questions arise. At any time, you have the ability to keep your e-mail address hidden from other users by selecting that option within your user profile. When you register, you have the option of providing some additional information such as occupation, interests, and homepage URL. This optional information is made available to other message board users to foster a sense of community. If you have any concerns about providing this information, simply leave the fields blank and your registration will still be processed. IF YOU ARE UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE you are not allowed to participate in thealmanack.com Message Boards, or to submit any personal information on our site.

Cookies
The Almanack's
vBulletin Message Board software uses browser cookies to facilitate your experience. These cookies are small sections of code that vBulletin sends to your browser which are then stored on your hard drive. If you choose to accept these cookies, they enable the vBulletin software to recognize that your browser has previously visited and used our site and, based on your browser's previous visits, assist it with tailoring the information and content you view. An example of the customization allowed by the use of such cookies is to retain your username and password so you don't have to re-enter them each time you wish to post a message on our boards. These cookies do not collect, store or maintain your private, personally identifiable information. You do not have to accept these cookies to visit or use The Almanack vBulletin Message Board and you can choose to refuse our cookies by properly configuring your browser to do so. You can also delete our Board cookies from your hard drive at any time by updating your user preferences.

Posting on the Message Board
It is important for you to be aware that when you provide personal information (e.g., last name, address, phone number) in a posting on any message board, that information is available to any other person viewing the message board, and may be used by someone in a manner unintended by you. For that reason, we discourage you from offering any personally identifying information within a posting to any message board.

Your I.P. Address
Whenever you post a message on The Almanack's vBulletin Message Board, your I.P. Address is automatically logged by the vBulletin software. Anyone who posts messages in violation of the bulletin board's rules are subject to having their I.P. Address banned, and they will no longer be able to post messages. Only message board administrators can view your I.P. Address, and the information is used only to monitor who is posting on the message board.

Changing or Updating Bulletin Board Personal Information
If you would like to update or change your user profile on our message board, you may do so at any time by logging into your personal profile, making the desired changes, and then saving them.

Use and Disclosure of Your Information
We do not and will not disclose your private, personally identifiable information to any third party for any purpose without your prior consent. However, The Almanack reserves the right to disclose your personal information if required to do so by law, or in the good faith belief that such action is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process, respond to claims, or to protect the rights, property or safety of our staff or the public.

Advertisers
The Almanack reserves the right to use outside ad companies to display advertisements on this website. These advertisers may collect cookies. Information collected by ad cookies is gathered by the ad companies, and we do not have access to them.


External Links
The Almanack website and vBulletin Message Board contain external links to outside websites, and also imports content provided by outside websites. We are not responsible for the content and privacy policies of these outside websites.

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