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Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting our web site. This privacy policy tells you how we use personal information collected at this site. Please read this privacy policy before using the site or submitting any personal information. By using the site, you are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy. These practices may be changed, but any changes will be posted and changes will only apply to activities and information on a going forward, not retroactive basis. You are encouraged to review the privacy policy whenever you visit the site to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used.

Note: the privacy practices set forth in this privacy policy are for this web site only. If you link to other web sites, please review the privacy policies posted at those sites.

Please note that this Privacy Policy does not apply to any information you may disclose publicly in any chat rooms, message boards, or similar web pages. You should keep in mind that whenever you publicly disclose information about yourself online for example, via message boards or chat rooms that information could be collected and used by people whom you do not know. In addition, certain message boards and similar user forums may display IP addresses, (as defined below), along with the message poster's username and message. IP addresses are displayed on this site, along with posted messages, however, those IP addresses are visable only to administrators and moderators, they are invisable to any other users. We bear no responsibility for any action or policies of any third parties who collect any information that users may disclose on the message boards, chat areas or other user forums, if any, on the Site.

IP Addresses

An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer or network when you are on the Internet. When visitors request pages from our Site, our servers log the visitor's IP address. We may collect IP addresses for a variety of internal purposes, such as system administration, or to audit the number of visits to different pages on our Site.

Collection of Information

Anyone can read this site, including certain message forums. Only registered members can post to the forums, however. Registration requires the disclosure of certain personally identifiable information, such as a valid e-mail address. Other information may be voluntarily submitted, such as location, zip code, occupation, hobbies, etc., but such information is not required.

Any member requesting a T-shirt, will have to provide a valid mailing address, obviously, in order for the request to be fulfilled. The information provided will only be used to fulfill the request.

Personally Identifiable Information from Children Under Thirteen (13) Years of Age

This Site is not directed to children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect any information from children under 13 years of age. However, if you are under 13 years of age, and you have microscopic colitis, or if you have an immediate family member who has microscopic colitis, you are welcome to join. In order to register, however, you must have a parent or guardian submit a special form, the details of which are covered in the registration process. Otherwise, do not submit any information about yourself to this Site. If we discover that a child under the age of 13 has provided the Site with personally identifiable information, we will delete that information from the database of this Site.

Cookie/Tracking Technology

Cookies are information files that our Site may place on your computer, to provide extended functionality and to personalize your Site experience. We use cookies to record registration and personalization information, enabling you to save your user name and password, so that you can navigate the site freely. Cookies also allow us to ensure that access to certain user information, such as E-mail addresses, Private Message addresses, Instant Message addresses, Skype addresses, etc., are visable only to registered members. In addition, cookie and tracking technology may be used for gathering information such as browser type and operating system, tracking the number of visitors to the Site, and understanding how visitors use the Site. We do not store any personally identifiable information in cookies. You can, of course, disable cookies on your computer, by indicating this in the preferences or options menus in your browser. However, some parts of the Site will not operate correctly if you disable cookies. You should consult with your browser's provider/manufacturer if you have any questions regarding disabling cookies.

Commitment to Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. If required by law, we may be obligated to share information with governmental and/or law enforcement agencies. Other than that, however, no information is provided to any companies for marketing purposes, nor to any third parties, for any purposes whatsoever.

Privacy Contact Information

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about our privacy policy you may contact us by sending an e-mail to the Webmaster at the link below:

Webmaster

We reserve the right to make changes to this policy. Any changes to this policy will be posted.