Privacy Policy

by Karl Auerbach, adapted with permission from

We participate in no so-called "private" privacy initiatives. Indeed we feel that leaving the protection of privacy to anything less than well-enforced laws would be a farce.

This site takes no active steps to protect your privacy.

We collect the standard logs of access to our systems. We never have used the access logs for anything but our own administrative uses, primarily monitoring our site to see whether someone has tried (or succeeded) to penetrate our security. And we never have opened those logs to anyone other than our own administrative staff, who, it may be said, tend to find the contents not merely uninteresting but downright boring. At the current time, this site has no interest in using our logs for any other purpose.

We also may collect personally identifiable information about you such as your email address for an opt-in mailing. We collect this information only if you choose to give it to us.

At the present time we do not believe that we have any web pages that either put cookies on your computers or read such cookies that may have been put there by ourselves or by others.

So, if you are concerned about your privacy, you luck out - our practices are consistent with your interest in protecting your privacy. However, we do not guarantee that our practices will not someday change or that we will not accidentally disclose something.

We strongly recommend that you take such self protection as you feel appropriate. And we further suggest that you do not look to protection of your privacy to come from the private sector; that sector's interests are not aligned with yours.

This site strongly urges you to support national legislation and international treaties that define and protect your privacy.