The word “Mish” in any of the following paragraphs means Mike “Mish” Shedlock” or any site run by Mike “Mish” Shedlock”.
The words “we” or “our” in any of the following paragraphs, means Mish or anyone designated by Mish to act on behalf of Mish.
Confidentiality and Personal Information
We do not sell or give away any information that we collect except as required by law.
We may make use of chat rooms, forums, message boards, news groups, and various mechanisms for readers to make comments.
Please understand that any information that you disclose in such areas becomes public information. We have no control over its use and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.
Emails and Submissions
If you send emails or submissions, we reserve the right to edit and publish those emails and submissions. We may use your name unless we receive explicit instructions, with each email or submission, to not use your name. In such cases, we reserve the right to use initials, made up names, and made up details so others cannot figure out who you are. You accept responsibility that our attempts to disguise who you are may not be perfect. Finally, if you are a public figure, we reserve the right to use your name whether or not permission is granted.
Children Under the Age of 13
In compliance with Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), this site is not directed at children under the age of 13 and we do not intend to collect any personal identifiable information, such as name, home address, e-mail address, telephone number, or social security number, from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not provide us with your personal identifiable information.