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I am really trying to learn what I should put here! Basically, I do not personally collect or store any information about site visitors---but I know that Typepad (the site host) collects some information to be able to provide services that I elect to have on the site such as post or page comments and I am able to see the information provided if a visitor leaves a comment. If you choose to leave a comment, the information that you choose to share is visible to others. Email addresses are never made public, and are a required part of Typepad's comment system.
I do not use any third party analytics. I just want to write and share information and do not track anything for my own use.
To my knowledge, site visitors do not need to have cookies enabled to visit the site.