Privacy Policy

We respect your privacy and are committed to safeguarding it while you’re at The following are the information gathering and dissemination practices for this blog:

Log Files
As with most standard Web servers, we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses; browser type; internet service provider (ISP); referring/exit pages; platform type; date/time stamp; and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user movement in aggregate and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. Rest assured, IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information.

E-mail Subscription
If a user wishes to subscribe to WordPlay posts via e-mail (a service provided by Feedburner), we ask for basic contact information, such as name and e-mail address. Out of respect for your privacy, an easy method for opting out of these communications is provided.

A cookie is data stored on your computer and tied to information about that user. This blog uses cookies for tracking visitor activity. Some of our business partners (for example, advertisers or affiliate companies) may use cookies on our site. We have no access to or control over these cookies once permission has been given for them to set cookies. You can choose not to accept cookies by modifying your browser settings. Also, you may remove any cookie stored on your hard drive at any time by deleting it in your browser’s settings section.

2-14-11 update, re Kontera in-text links found on this blog: We use third-party companies to serve ads and collect non-personally identifiable information (e.g., the pages you visit, and which links you click, which ads you see and click on, and the categories of search terms you enter) when you visit our web site. These companies may use the information outlined above (which does not include your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. These companies often use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here to go to the NAI universal user opt-out page.

This blog contains links to other blogs and Web sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. Our privacy statement applies solely to information collected by WordPlay. If you leave our site via any of our links, we encourage you to read the privacy statements of every Web site or blog that collects personally identifiable information.

We may at times use outside advertising companies to display ads. These ads may contain cookies and are collected by the ad companies, therefore we do not have access to this information. Please contact the individual advertising companies if you have any questions about their privacy policies.

Contact Information
If you have any questions or suggestions regarding this privacy policy, please contact us by sending an e-mail to