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Privacy Statement
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Gurustu respects and protects the privacy of the individuals that use this site. Individually identifiable information about you is not willfully disclosed to any third party without first receiving your permission, period.
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Gurustu and Cookies

I highly recommend Mrs. Breasleys and Snookies Cookies.

As for the computer cookies you hear so much about, I have not put in any cookie generators within my pages. However, I do use third party vendors for my guestbook, forum and forms; as well as my little Gurustuff shop. Here's a link to their privacy statements, which should give you that information:

Bravenet privacy statement
Cafepress privacy statement

What Information Does Gurustu Collect?

The only personal information I collect is the stuff you provide. You know, that name & email stuff you enter when you sign my guestbook or join my mailing list. That's it about you.

Now I do have a stat thing on the site. It collects tidbits like time of day, browser type, browser language, and referring address when you come to visit. It's mostly to make me feel better.... that people are actually visiting this site. Also, it helps me when making improvements to my site, because I know more about the machines that I need to adjust my site for.

Links to Other Sites

I have a link page that goes to sites developed by people over whom I have no control. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personal information. They may also say things that neither you nor I agree with... but hey, that's them. It's not me.

With Whom Does Gurustu Share Information?

Right now I just brag to my friends that people come to my site. In the event that Gurustu gets big enough that I talk with advertisers, business partners, sponsors, and other third parties, then I might have to tell them stuff. However, I'll only divulge aggregate information, like amount of visits and types of machines, and not the personal stuff unless I get your expressed consent first. (I saw on someone else's privacy statement something about "divulging information due to any valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order," so I guess then, yeah, that would be one time I would divulge stuff too)

Your consent and changes to the Privacy Policy

By visiting the Gurustu web site, you consent to the collection and use of your information as outlined in this policy. I may decide to change this Privacy Policy from time to time, because I was also born with Free Will, just like you. When I do, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of the information I collect, how I use it, and under what circumstances I disclose it.

COPPA Compliance
I actually do take privacy seriously, especially the privacy of children. Because all the material is family-friendly, the collection of the above mentioned information poses no threat to the safety or well-being of people below the age of 13. For more information on the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, visit their site at: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/buspubs/coppa.htm

Who can I ask if I have additional questions?

Feel free to contact me any time and I'll answer any additional questions you may have. That email address is help@gurustu.com.

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