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(Effective: Aug 06, 2009 -- Last updated: April 14, 2012)

We understand that most people, even when “required” to do so, never actually read the privacy policy of a website and just click a button to say they did. Hey, we're no different.

However, because of the ethics subject matter covered on, we want you to think that reading all or parts of the privacy policy is worth the time.

We don't expect you to have any ethical epiphany after reading all or parts of it---our privacy policy is probably like many others.

Even so, we are willing to promote our policy because it is that and then some. It is unique because we also want to invite you to have a recurring conversation about the ethics of privacy in a time when the whole idea of privacy is changing almost as fast as you can read our privacy policy.

While we think privacy is only one topic for ethics talk, many organizations and people talk about privacy nonstop. We are glad these groups and people exist. Check them out below.  

After, of course, you read the Privacy Policy. 

Privacy Policy FAQ

What is’s Privacy Policy?
What information do we collect?
How do we treat your information?
How do we protect your information?
What about children and
What about our links?
Do we have resources on Internet privacy?
Any other questions?

What is’s Privacy Policy? respects your concerns about maintaining strict privacy, so we aim to be as transparent as possible.

It is also an ethical issue we talk and care about.

By visiting, signing up for our mailing list or commenting on the website, you agree to the collection and use of the personal information described in this policy. Any changes to this policy will be posted on this page and identified by the "last updated" date shown above. For easy and direct access, we provide a link to our privacy policy on each page of the site.

What information do we collect? does not collect any personal information on visitors to our website.

If you sign up for our mailing list to receive updates about our programs and events, considers you a member or user of our website. Likewise, if you wish to comment using Disqus, you become a member or a user. The only member or user personal information we collect is name and email address.

How do we treat your information? never rents or sells visitor or member/user information of any sort from any source. Never. gives you full control over your information, including the ability to erase it from our system. If you wish to erase this information, please send us an email at: [email protected]. We will erase and delete your information. You are still welcome, however, to visit the website. does look at our Web statistics. They include no personal information. These statistics are reviewed to see how many people use our site, for how long and what they are interested in, such as our podcasts, programs and events. Our use of these statistics is to get a clear idea of what our visitors and members/users like and don’t like about what we are doing. does use “cookies” to retain your sign up/commenting information without your having to enter it again and to allow you to leave one area of our website to visit other pages that interest you.

How do we protect your information? attempts to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of any collected information. Our servers are protected by reasonable physical and electronic security.

What about children and’s mission is not directed toward children under 13 years old. We do not knowingly collect information from children under 13. If you are under 13, please do not submit any personally identifiable information to

What about our links?

Our website offers links, both permanent and temporary, to other social media and other websites. cannot vouch for the privacy policies used by these social media and other websites, nor can or should we be responsible for the privacy practices of these social media and other websites.

Do we have resources on Internet privacy?

For more information about Internet privacy and the ethics of privacy in general, the following links may be useful:

ACLU Technology & Liberty Program
Center for Democracy and Technology
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
The Sunlight Foundation

Other resources:

1. podcasts on privacy:

Beyond Privacy: Ethics and Our Social Networks
Opening Up About Transparency: The Sunlight Foundation Conversation

Privacy and the Cancer Patient

2. An hour-long videocast of Professor Daniel Solove – an expert on privacy and the George Washington University Law School faculty member – discussing his book, The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor and Privacy on the Internet. The question-and-answer session, as well as the examples offered, are informative.

Any other questions?

If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions regarding this privacy policy, please send us an email at: [email protected].