Privacy Policy


IP Address's Web servers and forms on the Web gather your IP address to help diagnose problems with our service, to administer our site, and to gather broad demographic information. Demographic information is gathered in aggregate only.


Our Web site sets cookies to keep track of your personal settings, to deliver content specific to your interests, to customize our Web site for you, and to save your password and member name so that you don't have to enter it each time you visit. A cookie is a small line of data that is stored on your hard drive. Some cookies are only stored for the duration of a single browser session; others persist across sessions. We only save your password and member name if you tell us to do so; your password is stored on your computer and transferred over the Internet in an encrypted format. Keep in mind that anyone using your Web browser can access as you if you choose to store your member name and password.'s Web servers also set a session ID cookie that is used to allow our servers to deliver information you request (e.g., search results). Session IDs cannot be traced to an individual person or member name, and are analyzed only in aggregate. Members who do not want to receive cookies can instruct their Web browsers to refuse them; be aware, however, that doing so may prevent certain parts of's site from working. Other organizations that place advertising on sometimes have the ability to assign a different cookie to you in a process that we do not control. Unless you've saved your member name, cookies aren't useable for identifying individuals (your computer will be assigned a random number); neither nor advertisers will know who you are.

Registration Form

Membership on is completely optional.'s registration form requires users to give contact information (for example, an e-mail address) and demographic information (e.g., zip code, age). On our join form, required fields are marked with an asterisk. We use this information to send members information about (e.g., a weekly newsletter); members may opt out of receiving this information. This information may be used to tailor a member's experience by delivering content specific to his or her interests.

Order Forms

When purchasing services on, you're asked for credit card, billing, and shipping information. This information is used to bill customers for goods and services purchased and to ship merchandise. Only billing vendors have access to financial information and only for the purpose of billing customers. At times may refer customers to other Web sites to purchase products. Your activity on those sites is covered by the privacy policies on those sites.

Message Boards, Chat Rooms, Polls, and Community Tools may in the future provide many other venues for member interaction and community, including message boards, chat rooms, online polls, and other tools. In some cases use of such tools (e.g., chat rooms, message boards) may reveal a user's member name or e-mail address. The aggregate result of polls may be shared on sites. Use of's message boards, chat rooms, and other community tools is typically governed by specific policies. Look in the relevant portion of the site for a policy. If one exists it will be posted there. Users may have the ability to publish certain personal information (e.g., chat profiles, Web page links, content ratings) on the service. In all cases, users create this information by opting in. Users who do not want this information to be publicly available should not use these optional features on

Member Feedback stores feedback members send to us. This feedback is used to administer and refine the service and at times may be shared with partners either in aggregate form or with specific identifying characteristics (e.g., e-mail address, name) removed.


Our site provides users the opportunity to opt out of receiving communications from us and from our partners, affiliates, and advertisers at the point where we request information about the visitor. You can write us at if you want to opt out.

OFF SITE LINKS provides links to other sites. is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these Web and America Online sites.

YOUR PRIVATE ONLINE COMMUNICATIONS believes that members' private communications in chat rooms, e-mail, and instant message-like conversations should remain confidential. does not read or disclose private communications unless ordered to do so through a valid legal mechanism such as a search warrant, subpoena, or court order, to protect the company's rights and property, or during emergencies when we believe physical safety is at risk. Please remember that what you write or post in public areas such as chat rooms and message boards is available to all members, and in many cases other visitors to the site. Also keep in mind that is not responsible for what other users may do with private communications you've had with them.

DELETE/DEACTIVATE INFORMATION gives users options for removing their information from our database or those of our partners or sister sites. You can send e-mail to or just log in and unpublsih your profile.. Please be sure to include your e-mail address and name if you write us. is not responsible for removing information from third-party lists or databases that users have previously authorized us to share with, and we do reserve the right to sell, transfer, or share the profiles on other sites or servers. If you would like to opt out, please contact us. You will always be given the opportunity to unpublish your profile to protect your privacy. Please see the User Agreement/Terms of Service for more information.

CHANGE/MODIFY INFORMATION gives users the following options for changing or modifying information:
Send e-mail to .


If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, you can contact us via e-mail: