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Privacy Policy

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We at want all our visitors to feel safe and comfortable visiting our domain. Therefore we promise you the following:

1. We do not place cookies on your computer at the present time. If we should decide to do so in the future, we will give you the choice of whether or not to accept them.

2. We do not gather or store individual information about visitors to that they do not voluntarily provide. We request that subscribers to our newsletter give us an email address to send it to. We do not share our email address list with anyone. We request that children who send art to the art contest provide us with their name, age, and address. With parental permission, we will post the name and age of winning artists.  First name only is acceptable.  We only require the address so we may return the art and send out prizes.  We do not share names, ages, or addresses with anyone.  Our software tracks what countries our visitors come from, and what kinds of services they use (.edu, .gov, .com, .net, etc.). We use that information only for debugging our software and for internal statistical purposes (where do most of our visitors come from, which pages are visited most often).

3. If you give us your e-mail address, as for example when you subscribe to our newsletter, we will not provide it to any third party. We do not sell the e-mail addresses of participants in any of our activities.

4. If you give us your e-mail address, you will not be "spammed" by You will only receive e-mail concerning those services which you choose. For example, if you choose to subscribe to the Grotto Newsletter, you will only receive the Grotto Newsletter.

5. and (the website host) do not invade your privacy or seek to take any information from the computer you are using.

6. Please revisit our privacy statement every so often, as we will revise it as the need arises.