No tracking cookies are placed on your computer when you visit my web site.
Some “site usage” information from all visitors to this site is gathered (your IP, date and time of visit, and pages visited). Such information is used only in the aggregate to help me determine usage patterns so that I can fine-tune the site to meet the interests of site visitors. The site usage logs are not stored on my system but are stored on the web host’s server until they roll over automatically after 6 months.
If you send me a personal query by email, I may retain your email after replying to it, although I usually delete routine requests for reprints or emails that contain personal information on children. Emails are stored on a remote secure server and I use SSL encryption for receiving and sending email. I do not maintain any records of names and email addresses of those who write to me.
In sending me email, you do not establish a professional confidential relationship with me. That said, I do not share personal details sent to me by site visitors without their express written permission.
Some web pages on this site may link to those of other organizations or individuals. Once you follow such links to other sites, you are subject to their privacy policies.