Privacy Policy


Copyright policy

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Privacy policy

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  1. We may use information, such as the IP address you are using or the email address submitted with a comment, in order to prevent multiple voting in online polls or to help detect or deter faked comments. These preventative measures may include comparing data with other sites which are also willing to share data in such circumstances.
  2. If we are required to do so by law.

Cookies

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