This general privacy statement was written to explain the cases in which this Website will request certain types of personal information -- e.g. name and email address -- and what is done to insure the safekeeping of that information.

As with most Web sites on the World Wide Web, this Web site sometimes offers links to other Web sites. Please understand that when you click on a recommended link, you may move to another Web site unrelated to This Website has no control over the content, availability and privacy policies of such external sites. Thus, this privacy statement does not describe privacy practices of such links. It is suggested that visitors read the privacy statements of recommended links since privacy policies of such sites may differ greatly from this site's privacy policy.

Please also note that this Website offers direct links to affiliate sites, sites where visitors can request information, and/or purchase various types of products and services, such as books from Such sites have their own privacy policies. Thus, this privacy policy does not describe the practices of affiliate and partnership sites.

Email Address Privacy

Under the Terms of Service governing the use of, if a visitor emails any of the contact addresses at either of the listed URLs, or uses any of the online contact forms provided for communication, or if a visitor becomes a member of the Web site, the visitor implicitly agrees to the use of their return email address for the sole purpose of communicative exchange. That is, by contacting, or by becoming a member of ASN's Blog or any other member service offered on, the visitor consents to receive communications in reply.

With respect to those who do use email addresses for communication through these sites:

  • Every effort will be made to protect the privacy of those using email addresses.
  • Email addresses will not be collected for the purpose of resale to third parties.

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