What information are you collecting and how are you collecting it?
We might collect your ip address (for security purposes), browser-type and capabilities (so we can keep the site compatable with your browser), and demographic data (out of curiosity) - the typical information provided to a counter/tracker maintained by most web hosts, such as Google Analytics.
What about cookies?
As far as we're concerned, they're sugar, eggs, flour, and a few other friendly ingredients. On most of the site, we don't toss any other kind at you. The exception, currently, is the forum (MYTHOLOG Community). That does need to set a cookie since, like most forums, it's a registration-based system. Our Forum is powered by Simple Machines Forum. For more information about the kind of info gathered by that cookie, feel free to contact SMF.
Do you use single-pixel gifs?
No, because they're hard to see and don't serve any other purpose that we'd care about.
What information do you collect when I sign up for something?
Only the information you give us. Duh.
What other information do you request?
At this point, we're yawning and rolling over in bed having slept through the previous question. Actually, if you are submitting your work for publication, see our submission guidelines for more info.
What information do you collect when I purchase an ad?
We collect only basic information about the content and linking of the ad, payment information, what you send us in email, and what is reported to us by Paypal.
Will you disclose the information you collect to outside third parties?
We'd like to say we'll only give it up when they pry it from our cold, dead fingers. But the truth is, we'd probably crack before that. We will withhold all information we can legally withhold from anyone; perhaps more if there's an overriding ethical reason for witholding it. We're not really prepared to deal with tanks and other assault vehicles crashing through our doors in order to get your information. We'd at least call the ACLU and anyone else we could. But in the end, with a gun to our heads, we'd probably fork over the minimum info to make the privacy-invaders go away. All the other namby pamby stuff, you know... "edicts of so-called law", "cooperation with unconstitutional privacy-invading investigations", and so on... free speech IF... is bullshit. Besides, with the lousy record-keeping around here (shred, shred), we can't be expected to provide reliable cooperation with anyone. Any information you disclose is liable to be cat box liner.
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What else should I know about my privacy when online?
As much as you can learn. Seriously, visit GRC.com as a starting place.
Any time you voluntarily disclose information online - in e-mail, discussion lists, weblogs, or what have you - it can be collected and used by others. Posting or mailing anything anywhere - even signing up with an ISP - may result in unsolicited messages from nearly anyone who bothers.
Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your information.
By using this site, you consent to the specifications above. If we change