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Privacy Policy for

If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us.

At, the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information that are received and collected by and how it is used.

Before you read more, here are some quick links to regarding cookies and your choices regarding them, which you may find helpful:

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YouTube Videos

Since there is a YouTube video on this page, this is a good time to talk about YouTube. I may often embed YouTube videos on the article pages of this site. If you visit YouTube or you watch videos on the YouTube website, your privacy options, of course, are the domain of YouTube. However, since we also embed videos in the individual Idioms pages here on the site, they are all embedded using the privacy-enhanced mode, including the one on this page. This means that YouTube will NOT place a cookie on your browser just because you visit a page on this site that has a YouTube video on it. However, if you play the video, a cookie will be placed on your browser by YouTube. These cookies are used in the same ways that cookies served on the YouTube site are used. To track your preferences and to serve advertising. The videos can add tremendous value to the posts on this site and we cannot control the cookies that YouTube places as a result of playing the videos. Again, this happens only if you play the video. Google owns YouTube and their privacy policies also cover YouTube. You can also view your YouTube privacy options.

CONTACT FORM is an informational and entertainment website. There is very little reason to contact us other than to inquire about the content or comment on it. Despite this, a public contact form enables spammers to send spam through the contact form which results in sometimes dozens of spam messages a day. To protect ourselves from receiving this spam, much of which is automated, you are required to verify that you are not a robot by using the captcha box. When you use the contact form, we do not collect and store any additional information about you. Your name and email address will be present in the email we receive about your message but this information is not stored in our database. Messages cannot be sent without providing your email address so that we can respond. If you do not wish for us to have your email address, then please do not use the contact form. By using the form, you must agree to allow us to contact you and to store your information long enough for use to do so. If you do not agree with any of these terms, please do NOT use the contact form.

Log Files

Like many other Web sites, makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.


We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, find out how Google used information from sites that use its appssee Google’s privacy center, or visit either the NAI or DAA websites.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to track non-personally identifiable information about website visitors. This useful article explains different methods of opting out of or blocking Google analytics.

Advertising Partners

Again, our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Our advertising partners are Google Adsense and Amazon.

Amazon – is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to See full affiliate/advertising disclosure.

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology, through the advertisements and links that appear on, to send directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies ( such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons ) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions on how to opt-out of certain practices.’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or websites, although we have opted out of serving personalized ads to individuals in the EEA.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. Or, you can visit NAI or DAA to opt out of behavioral cookies.Also, the links provided to Google on this page enable you to opt out of their respective behavioral-based advertising.

More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

Use these links to learn more about Google Personalized Ads and Amazon interest-based ads. You can also instruct Amazon to personalize or not personalize ads served to you.

To Opt Out of Amazon Personalized Ads

Amazon Advertising Preferences
Interest-Based Ads – Security and Privacy

To Opt Out of Google Personalized Ads

* Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to
serve ads on this site.
* Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to this site’s users based on their visit to this site and other sites on the Internet.
* Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy (in-depth info) or by going directly to your Google Ad Preferences page

Social Sharing Buttons

The social network and other sharing buttons on this site, as well as the social follow buttons, do not track user data. These are simple link-based sharing buttons that allow you to share the pages on this site to social media sites without tracking your usage.

Blocking Cookies Through Your Browser

As above, you can use your browser settings to control cookies from websites. The cookie that you get from is a “first party cookie.” The cookies you get from services we use are “third-party cookies.” You can choose to block ALL third-party cookies through your browser. You can also block cookies from individual websites, including this one. Below are links to complete instructions for controlling cookies in chrome, firefox, and Internet Explorer.

To learn how to disable or control cookies on most browser and operating system combinations, use this very helpful page at Insite: Cookies and You.

This Site Will STILL Function!

Many sites will tell you that “this site will not function correctly if you block cookies.” While cookies do enhance your browsing experience, blocking our cookies will not stop you from being able to read the information on this site and we assure you the site will still “function.” Your enjoyment of the information provided is the first priority.