A Message to Our Readers

Privacy Policy and Advertising Disclosure for Tall Sails Adventure
(Revised April 2009)

Tall Sails Adventure is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, please contact Tammara Nelson by using the contact form.

The privacy of our visitors to Tall Sails Adventure is important to us. We realize the privacy of your personal information is very important to you, so we wish to provide the following privacy policy to you as one of our website visitors and readers of our blog.

This privacy policy provides you with the type of personal information our website may receive and/or collect when you visit our site. Most importantly, this information informs you that we safeguard your personal information!

To begin, we would like to address the fact that we have never sold your personal information to third parties, nor do we ever intend to sell your personal information to third parties. Please be aware of the following, which also pertains to how advertisements on our site may collect cookies, and what your cookie options are:


Our website/blog may collect and use the data contained in log files. Log files generally include the following information:

Your IP (internet protocol) address
Your ISP (internet service provider)
The web browser you used to visit our site
The time you visited our site, and which pages you accessed on our site


When you visit our site, we do not use cookies to store information such as personal preferences, but when you visit our website/blog, cookies may need to be activated by your web browser in order to access certain website/blog features such as a login form, comment form, or accessing other password protected areas of our site, when or if applicable.

In order to help support our site, we may use third party advertisements. Some of these advertisers may use cookies and other technology when they advertise on this webstie/blog. The cookies and other technology may send the third party advertisers information. This information may include:

Your IP (internet protocol) address
Your ISP (internet service provider)
The web browser you used to visit our site
Specific computer programs such as Adobe, Flash, or others their site may use.

The use of some of your data may be used by advertisers to determine the geographical location of your computer in order to personalize more of their advertisements for you as the visitor.


With your browser settings, you may chose to disable or selectively turn off cookies or third-party cookies, but please keep in mind as mentioned above, that some features of websites may not operate correctly with cookies disabled.

To enable or disable cookies, on your browser go to "Tools" then select "Options". Determine if you would like to accept or deny cookies for our site, or for third party advertisements that may be on our site.

In addition to the cookies options within your browsers Internet tools, you may need to make adjustments to your Anti-Virus or Firewall programs you use on your computer. However, this may also affect how you are able to interact with some features of our website/blog. Blocking cookies or our specific site could cause the inability to login to password protected areas, or services or programs such as a comment form, just as a few examples.


Some advertisements that may appear on our website are referred to as, "Interest-Based Advertising". Google is one entity that generates interest-based advertisements, which utilizes a double-click DART cookie to generate the ads you may see. The DART cookie gathers data about you in order to best determine which advertisements to generate while you are viewing our site, or other sites you may click through to from our site. Our website does not collect information about you, nor do we control the advertisements you may view from entities such as Google on our site.

You have the option to opt-out of their cookie ad serving. If you wish to opt-out, Google provides you with the ability to do so from their web page. Simply click on their page where it shows the "Opt-Out" button to opt-out of their double-click cookie ad serving. If you choose to NOT opt-out, you agree to have data collected about you from viewing this website in order for the interest-based advertisements to be shown for your specific interests.


As mentioned above, our site may utilize advertising in order to help support our website/blog. Advertisements for specific products or services on our website/blog are not endorsements by us for a specific product or service. The advertisements for products or services on our website/blog may or may not share our same viewpoint about a specific program, product or service.

Passing of Google page rank to advertisers compensating us for their ads, will not be done from this website/blog in order to comply with the Google Webmaster Guidelines, and due to the fact that we participate in the Google Adsense program.

If we choose to accept an offer for advertising, we will only do so in a manner to ensure that we will not pass page rank to the advertiser. This would generally mean that we would apply the "no follow" attribute from the anchor text link or other paid forms of advertisement.

Due to the changes with the Google Webmaster Guidelines, and the Google Adsense policies we will not pass page rank to paid sponsor advertisements, as we may have in the past.

Please note that we will only use the "no follow" attribute for paid advertisements, but for other anchor text and links going to sites we will utilize the "do follow" attribute as a thank you to the contributor to our site, or when we link to other sites articles or information for our readers and visitors to reference.

This blog may accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

My blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.

The owner of this blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers' own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

Tall Sails Adventure does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

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