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My primary use of identify information is to see the 'traffic'. In other words, I am interested in knowing how many times a blog post is read. Cookies are used to help collect this statistical data. This blog utilizes AdSense Cookies and Google Analytics. Users who access this blog from a European Union member country see the following 'Cookie Notice'

"This site uses cookies from Google to deliver its services, to personalize ads and to analyze traffic. Information about your use of this site is shared with Google. By using this site, you agree to its use of cookies."

Comments -- Google Account Required

Another way in which user data is collected is thru user comments. This blog utilizes the Google+ Commenting Sytem. The useof this system requires someone wishing to comment on a blog post to have a Google+ account. I utilize this setting in hopes of preventing spammers from commenting on my blog. By virtue of the Google+ account, any personal data associated with that Google+ account is shared with Google.


Each blogpost on this site may contain links to other sites on the Internet. I am not responsible for the content or privacy practices on these websites. If you are concerned about the privacy practices of these third-party links, be sure to read their privacy policy. Please do not assume that your privacy is protected if you access any content from this blog that has been copied and published elsewhere without my permission.

Marcia Philbrick

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