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THE TYPE OF INFORMATION SEXHEALTHINPLAINENGLISH.COM COLLECTS
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HOW SEXHEALTHINPLAINENGLISH.COM USES INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE
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are also times when you provide information about yourself to us
in areas of the site that are managed or participated in by third
parties, such as our featured merchant partners. In such cases,
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each pursuant to its own policies. We may also provide your information
to our advertisers, so that they can serve ads to you that meet
your needs or match your interests. While SexHealthInPlainEnglish.com
will seek to require such third parties to follow appropriate privacy
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third parties. There may also be occasion when we are legally required
to provide access to our database in order to cooperate with police
investigations or other legal proceedings. In those instances, the
information is provided only for that purpose.
You may have read about "cookies," nuggets of
information that are placed by a website in a storage place on your
usage patterns on the site, to deliver editorial content, and to
record registration and personalization information. For example,
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can provide this convenience by placing a cookie on your computer.
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Some of our advertisers occasionally serve you cookies as well.
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If you don't want cookies, your Web browser likely includes an
option that allows you to not accept them. However, if you set your
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While your individual information is protected as outlined above,
we reserve the right to use aggregated, anonymous data about our
users as a group for any business purpose, such as analyzing usage
trends and seeking compatible advertisers and partners.
Your Internet Protocol ("IP") address is usually
associated with the place from which you enter the Internet, like
your Internet Service Provider, your company or your university.
We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server,
gather broad demographic information, and administer our website.
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