Privacy Policy

Privacy policy & legal notices
We take protecting your personal privacy extremely seriously.
Traffic statistics
We use Google Analytics to see how visitors are using Google Analytics reports traffic patterns anonymously. No personally identifiable information is collected for this purpose.
Like many websites, we use “persistent cookie” technology. Persistent cookies are small text files that this website places on your computer so that it can remember you when you show up again later—like cookie crumbs. None of these cookies store any of your personal information. We use persistent cookies to enhance your experience on this website while also protecting your privacy.
Most Internet browsers automatically accept persistent cookies. Although persistent cookies help us create a better experience for you, most of this website will also work without them. If you don’t want to accept cookies, you can change your browser’s options to not accept them or to prompt you before accepting them.
Personal information
Some parts of our website let you voluntarily provide personal information, such as your name or e-mail address. For example, you can provide us with your contact information to sign up for e-mail alerts or to post comments to our blog. We do not collect this information when you visit our website unless you choose to provide it to us. When you provide it to us, we only use it for the purposes of communicating with you and/or furthering our consumer protection activities.
Storing and protecting your information
If you choose to provide your personal information, it will be stored and protected appropriately. You can learn more about how we retain and protect your information in our System of Records Notice and accompanying Privacy Impact Assessment.
What information is shared?
Sometimes, we share personal information that you provide to our website, both within and outside of it.  In particular, this Notice describes what information we share, with whom, and for what purposes.
We may use your information to contact you if you identify yourself in an e-mail, comment, or other communication and provide us with your contact information.
Our contractors may view and use your information when operating, or systems that collect data through the website, on our behalf.
External links and social media
This website includes links to other websites. When you click a link to an outside website, the privacy and security policies of that website apply.
Regardless of content that we link to from or our social media accounts, we do not endorse any commercial product, service, process, or enterprise. We link to other websites and refer to commercial products or enterprises solely for your convenience and education. We cannot assume any responsibility for the content or operation of other websites.