Who We Are
The Information We Collect and What We Do With It
We do not collect any personally identifiable information unless you voluntarily provide it to us by subscribing to an email alert service or sending us a comment or a request for information.
Any personally identifiable information that you provide to us will be maintained on a secure server. If you have provided any personal information to us through this website, you may request that your name be removed from our database at any time. We never share your information with anyone.
We will use automated tracking mechanisms to track a visitor’s use of our web site so that we can enhance our services. This will tell us, for example, which areas of a site are visited most frequently and how long visitors remain on the site or in particular areas. This information is provided to us anonymously and in the aggregate. We do not combine this anonymous data with any personal information.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Links to Third Party Sites
The website may provide links to third party websites. We do not make any representations regarding these third party sites and we are not responsible for their privacy policies. You should refer to the privacy policies posted on those sites to determine what information they may collect when you visit them.
Information on this web site is intended to provide general information and should not be construed as legal advice on any specific facts and circumstances, nor should they be construed as advertisements for any legal services.
If a complaint or dispute cannot be resolved through our internal process, we agree to dispute resolution using an independent recourse mechanism. For any disputes arising under our U.S.-E.U. Safe Harbor certification and relating to data received from the EU/EEA, we will cooperate with the European Union Data Protection Authorities to resolve any complaints and disputes. For any disputes arising under our U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor certification and relating to data received from Switzerland, we will cooperate with the advice of the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner to resolve any complaints and disputes.
How to Contact Us
10125 Colesville Road, Suite 216
Silver Spring, MD 20901