Privacy Policy

Note to users in the EU (May 24, 2018): We are committed to GDPR compliance, but like most other websites in the world, we are still learning about what that means and requires. Our privacy policy will be updated as more information and guidance is made available about GDPR.

We take privacy very seriously, and if you are reading this, you probably do as well. First of all, you should know that except for the trusted services that we use for hosting our site, processing payments, publishing ads (Google), analyzing traffic (Google Analytics/Histats/Statcounter), and filtering comment spam (, no outside party will have access to your personal information unless you publish it yourself by adding it to a blog comment, review, etc. We do not share personal information or email lists with third parties beyond those specifically named and for the purposes described herein.

We owns and runs the website, so when we say “we”, “us”, or “our” we mean this site as well as the associates, employees, partners, and affiliates who help run this website and deliver the Content to you. If you have objections to this Privacy Policy, you should not access or use this site. On this page we will explain :

  • What personal information is collected (or not collected)
  • How the information is used
  • Who has access to the information
  • Our email newsletter opt-in and opt-out policy
  • Guidelines for children’s privacy


Our site uses ‘cookies’ to manage your session on our site. Cookies are an industry standard and most major web sites use them. A cookie is a small text file stored on your computer, but is not stored on our website. Cookies help to save your personal preferences from one visit to the next (such as remaining logged into a website), make advertising more relevant, prevent pop-ups from being displayed too often, etc. Learn more about cookies used by Google.

Cookies on our site are used for Advertising and Web Analytics (see these sections below for more information). We also uses cookies for logging into our blog, but only authors and administrators can log in. Cookies may also be required for viewing the videos that we have embedded from

You can remove or clear cookies from your computer via your browser (typically accessed via your browser’s settings or tools menu). You can also disable all cookies via your browser, but this might cause this and other websites to stop working (such as not being able to log in, embedded videos not working, etc.).


We use third-party advertising companies (Google) to serve ads when you visit our website. We use advertising to fund this website. These advertisers may use technology such as cookies when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers information including your web request, IP address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request, and the browser you used to visit our site.

This information is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing San Diego real estate ads to someone in San Diego, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing car ads to someone who frequents car sites) or changing the amount of ads displayed.

Google AdSense Ads: Google uses cookies to serve ads on our website. Google’s use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads on this site based on your visit to our site and other sites on the internet. To learn how Google manages cookies and data in its ads products, click here.

We use the non-personalized ads setting in Google AdSense so that non-personalized ads are shown to users in the EEA. This makes the ads context-only for these users.

You may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie by visiting the Google Advertising Privacy Policy.

Web Analytics

We measure visitors to our website using Google Analytics, a service that transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the Unites States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website usage trends and to make improvements to our site.

Website traffic data includes information such as the number of times a link was clicked, IP addresses, browser types, access times, how people arrived at our site and so on.

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