Privacy Policy

Robert Harris
Version Date: December 26, 2009

Previous Version: October 11, 2008

Cookies and Tracking

VirtualSalt uses third-party advertisers to serve ads when you visit our pages. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to decide which advertisements to show you, based on your interest. Note that this information about you does NOT include your name, address, email address, or telephone number.

Specifically, this site uses Google Adsense advertisements. Google uses the DoubleClick DART cookie. When you view a display ad or click on a link ad, a cookie (that records your visit) may be set in your browser's cookie file. The data gathered from these cookies is used to help focus the type of ads displayed based on the ads you selected in the past. For example, if you click on ads for cars but not on ads for pets, you will receive more ads for cars in future visits and fewer ads for pets.

Most people might consider this a benefit, since you will receive targeted ads that might be of use to you. However, others view this as "being spied on" and object to it. Therefore, you may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google advertisement and content network privacy policy or by visiting DoubleClick DART.

You  might also check your browser's capability to delete cookies after each session. Internet Explorer 7 and 8 have the option to "Delete Browsing History on Exit," for example.

Other than general Web stats generated by VirtualSalt's Internet Service Provider, we don't collect any information about our visitors.

Recommendations and Endorsements

 VirtualSalt partners with affiliates to generate revenue from advertising and purchases when advertisements are clicked. Thus, for example, if you click on ad advertisement or click through to a vendor like Amazon.com and make a purchase, VirtualSalt is paid a small commission.  Recommendations and endorsements are sincere and honest, and no advance payment, free product, or other consideration has been given by any vendor in exchange for the endorsement. Should any vendor give VirtualSalt or its owner any free item with a request to review it, that gift will be disclosed at the beginning of any review, and the review will still reflect an honest evaluation.

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About the author:
Robert Harris is a writer and educator with more than 25 years of teaching experience at the college and university level. RHarris at virtualsalt.com