This site is owned and operated by Comfort Software Group (CSG). Your privacy on
the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. At CSG, we
want to make your experience online satisfying and safe.

Because we gather certain types of information about our users,
we feel you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding
the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement
discloses what information we gather and how we use it.


CSG gathers two types of information about users:

Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions.
These are voluntary submissions to receive our electronic newsletters,
to participate in our message boards or forums, to email a friend,
and from participation in polls and surveys:

Information CSG gathers through aggregated tracking information
derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This
information allows us to better tailor our content to readers' needs
and to help our advertisers and sponsors better understand the demographics
of our audience. Because CSG derives its revenue mainly from
sponsorships and advertising, providing such aggregated demographic
data is essential to keeping our service free to users. Under no
circumstances does CSG divulge any information about an individual
user to a third party.

CSG Gathers User Information In The Following Processes:

Optional Voluntary Information

We offer the following free services, which require some type of
voluntary submission of personal information by users:

1. Electronic newsletters (Dispatches)

We will offer a free electronic newsletter to users. CSG
gathers the email addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe.
Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following
the link provided in every newsletter that points users to the subscription
management page. Users can also subscribe to the newsletters at
the time of registration.

2. Message boards/forums

Users of the site's Message Boards and Forums must register separately
for these services (both are free of charge) in order to post messages,
although they needn't register to visit the site. During registration
the user is required to supply a username, password, and email address.

3. "E-mail this to a friend" Service

Our site users can choose to electronically forward a link, page,
or documents to someone else by clicking "e-mail this to a
friend". The user must provide their email address, as well
as that of the recipient. This information is used only in the case
of transmission errors and, of course, to let the recipient know
who sent the email. The information is not used for any other purpose.

4. Polling

We may offer interactive polls to users so they can easily share
their opinions with other users and see what our audience thinks
about important issues. Opinions or other responses to polls are
aggregated and are not identifiable to any particular user. CSG
may use a system to "tag" users after they have voted,
so they can vote only once on a particular question. This tag is
not correlated with information about individual users.

5. Surveys

CSG may occasionally conduct user surveys to better target
our content to our audience. We sometimes share the aggregated demographic
information in these surveys with our sponsors, advertisers and
partners. We never share any of this information about specific
individuals with any third party.


Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection
Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally
identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without
requesting parental consent.

Usage tracking

CSG tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites.
However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual
users. CSG does break down overall usage statistics according
to a user's domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading
this information from the browser string (information contained
in every user's browser).

CSG sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms that
users enter in our Search function, but this tracking is never associated
with individual users. We use tracking information to determine
which areas of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic
to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but
rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue
to build a better service for you.


We may place a text file called a "cookie" in the browser
files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain Personal
Information although it will enable us to relate your use of this
site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided.
But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information
you supply yourself. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk
or read cookie files created by other sites. CSG uses cookies
to track user traffic patterns (as described above). Our advertising
system delivers a one-time cookie to better track ad impressions
and click rates.

You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If
you've set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you
will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need
to have cookies turned on to use this site. However, you do need
cookies to participate actively in message boards, forums, polling
and surveys.


CSG uses any information voluntarily given by our users
to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to
provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to
better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.

As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide
in order to send out electronic newsletters and to enable users
to participate in polls, surveys, message boards, and forums. We
send out newsletters to subscribers on a regular schedule (depending
on the newsletter), and occasionally send out special editions when
we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something
we are doing. CSG never shares newsletter mailing lists with
any third parties, including advertisers, sponsors or partners.

When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our
sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas.
We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well
each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better
service for you. We track search terms entered in Search function
as one of many measures of what interests our users. But we don't
track which terms a particular user enters.


CSG uses the above-described information to tailor our content
to suit your needs and help our advertisers better understand our
audience's demographics. This is essential to keeping our service
free. We will not share information about individual users with
any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal
process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.


CSG operates secure data networks protected by industry
standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security
and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary
and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided
by our customers.


We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices

Opting not to register to receive our electronic newsletters.

Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely
alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information
from our users


By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this
information by CSG. If we decide to change our privacy policy,
we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware
of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances
we disclose it.