Commenting and protecting your privacy

How we protect your information

Without a user’s express permission, it’s prohibited to disclose information, such as financial account numbers (e.g., credit card or checking account numbers); private or unlisted street addresses; and Social Security or national identity numbers. Some examples of private and confidential information include:

  • credit card information
  • social security or other national identity numbers
  • addresses or locations that are considered and treated as private
  • non-public, personal phone numbers
  • non-public, personal email addresses

Keep in mind that although you may consider certain information to be private, not all postings of such information may be a violation of this policy. We may consider the context and nature of the information posted, local privacy laws, and other case-specific facts when determining if this policy has been violated. For example, if information was previously posted or displayed elsewhere on the Internet prior to being put on, it may not be a violation of this policy.


How you can protect your information

First and foremost it is your responsibility to protect your own privacy by not publishing any personal information you do not wish to be known publicly.  Comments on our website posts are not private and cannot be made private.  You should never post anything to a comment on that you do not wish to be publicly known.  Remember once something is published to the internet it is there forever, so always think carefully before you press Submit.


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