Thursday, May 22, 2008

Privacy Policy

For the purposes of this policy document the phrases "Virtual Grub Street family of blogs" and "Virtual Grub Street" refer to the following individual blogs: Virtual Grub Street; Gilbert Wesley Purdy Online Bibliography; Reviews! Resenas! Recensioni!; Virtual Grub Street (2); Eye Online; Indexes and Specialty Pages; and Palm Beaches Review.


Routine Information Collection

The Virtual Grub Street family of blogs is hosted by the Blogger/BlogSpot server. Blogger/BlogSpot is wholly owned by Google, Inc. All web servers track basic information about their visitors. This information may include, but is not limited to, IP addresses, browser details, timestamps and referring pages. Consult the Blogger/BlogSpot, Google and Google Adsense privacy policies, as applicable, for further information.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Virtual Grub Street does have access to information provided by cookies downloaded from the traffic monitoring company StatCounter.Com. Virtual Grub Streeet uses the information these cookies provide to evaluated a visitor's preferences and history in order to better serve the visitor and/or present the visitor with customized content.

Advertising partners and other third parties (including StatCounter.Com) may also use cookies, scripts and/or web beacons to track visitors to our site in order to display advertisements and other useful information. Such tracking is done directly by the third parties through their own servers and is subject to their own privacy policies. Consult the Blogger/BlogSpot, Google and Google Adsense privacy policies, as applicable, for further information.

Controlling Your Privacy

Note that you can change your browser settings to disable cookies if you have privacy concerns. Disabling all cookies may be problematical as it may interfere with your access to some sites and/or the quality of your browsing experience. Consult your browser documentation for instructions on how to block cookies and other tracking mechanisms.

Links

The Virtual Grub Street family of blogs contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Virtual Grub Street is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information.

Contact Information

Concerns or questions about this privacy policy can be directed to gwpurdy@yahoo.com for further clarification.