Website Visitors

Like most website operators, the ICG collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The ICG’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how the ICG’s visitors use its website.

The ICG also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on websites. The ICG only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to the ICG’s websites choose to interact with the ICG in ways that require the ICG to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that the ICG gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment at to provide a name and email address. In each case, the ICG collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with the ICG. The ICG does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. The ICG uses cookies to help the ICG identify and track visitors, their usage of the ICG website, and their website access preferences. Visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using the ICG’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of the ICG’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, the ICG may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in the ICG’s sole discretion. The ICG encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have an account, you should also check your blog’s dashboard for alerts to these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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