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Privacy Statement

25 March 2001
Revised 22 April 2001
Revised 22 July 2001

Your privacy is extremely important to us. Because we are not running this site for financial gain, and because we think this information should be private, we will never sell or give away any information to any third parties for any reason whatsoever. We will not keep any record of your identity unless we have a very good reason to do so.

Information Gathering

General Information: We may collect personal information from you, including your name, e-mail address, and facts about your computer. We will only collect your name or e-mail address if you elect to send us e-mail, or fill out a form with your name or e-mail address. We do not, however, knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of thirteen.

IP addresses: Our web host uses your IP address (the location of your computer on the internet) to help diagnose problems with our server and to gauge the popularity of content areas. We get aggregated reports on a weekly and monthly basis that show the web pages that refer users to our site. We will not give this information out to any other parties.

Cookies: We will not use "cookies" on this site.

Information Use and Sharing

We may use information in the following ways:

Email Addresses: We will not share your e-mail address with any third party for any reason whatsoever.

Mailing Lists: If we establish an electronic mailing list, we will not rent, exchange or sell to any third parties any information that you provide to us.

Agents: Other than our web hosting provider, we employ no outside agents to do anything on our behalf.


This site contains links to other websites, in the form of hyperlinks. Bear Left! is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

Our site uses a form for readers to be placed on an electronic mailing list. Information from this form is used to send e-mail newsletters to readers who have requested them. Readers may opt-out of receiving future mailings.


This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.


Bear Left! is directed to teenagers and adults and is not directed to children under the age of 13. We will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under 13.


Any readers who sign up for our mailing list will be able to remove themselves at anytime by following instructions at the bottom of each newsletter. We only send promotional e-mails to readers who have specifically asked to receive them. Readers will be able to opt out of any promotional e-mails by following the instructions either in those e-mails or by following a link on this page.


This site has instructions and options for readers who wish to change or update the information we need for sending out our mailing list.

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact editors[at-sign]bear-left.com.

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