Your privacy matters to us
Welcome to Your privacy is important to us and this page explains what information we collect from you and how we use that information. By using our Web site or purchasing products or services through us, you agree to be bound by this policy. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect and how we use it. does not spam or sell its user information to third parties.

Online Registration
Membership is required to experience all the features offered by In order to become a member you must first create a member account on by providing the following basic information about yourself: username (not your real name but a handle to identify yourself), email address and a password. does not check for the validity of the email addresses. The e-mail address is used only for confirming your registration details and password (and for sending new passwords should you forget your current one).

Once you provide the basic information to create an account, you may provide additional information in the Profile section describing your interests, professional and academic background and other contact mechanisms like AIM/Yahoo/MSN messenger addresses. Provision of this additional information beyond what is required at registration is entirely optional.

Links to other Web sites
The Web site contains links to other sites, operated by third parties, that we think may be of interest to you. is not responsible for the actions of those parties, the content of their Web sites, or any products or services they may offer.

Children's privacy online
At, we understand that children's privacy is important. We do not monitor the age of our user audience. However, if you are under age 13, you should not submit personal identifying information to without the consent of your parent or guardian. If you are a parent and want to limit your children's access to material you believe may be harmful to them, you may want to look into commercially available hardware, software and filtering devices. If you are interested in learning about these protections, information is available at and other similar sites.

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click <a href="">here</a>.

How to contact us welcomes your questions and comments about privacy. Please send them through the <a href="/contact">contact pages</a>.