Site policies

This page describes all site policies: those pertaining to comments, disclosures and advertising, privacy, and reuse.


By default no comments will be accepted on posts. 
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Disclosures and Advertising

Disclosures. Most things reviewed, endorsed, or suggested on this blog are either free to everyone or purchased by the reviewer at the normal market price. On the rare occasion a gifted or complementary product is reviewed that fact will be disclosed explicitly in the review.
Advertising. This blog does not accept paid advertising.
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The privacy of visitors to The Incidental Economist is important. Here is information on what types of personal information is received or collected when you use or visit the site and how the information is safeguarded. Your information is never sold to third parties.

E-Mail Addresses. When you subscribe to blog updates by e-mail or when you contact The Incidental Economist site administrators can see your e-mail address. It will not be used for marketing and will not be disclosed to any third party unless required by law.

Web Analytics Data. As with most other web sites, The Incidental Economist site collects and uses data from third-party web analytics services. The information provided by the web analytics services includes your IP address, your ISP (Internet Service Provider, such as Verizon or Cox Cable), the browser you used to visit the site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited the site and which pages you visited throughout the site. This is not personally identifiable information.

Cookies and Web Beacons. The site uses cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit the site. You can choose to disable or selectively turn off cookies from this site in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security.
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Original material in a post (including comments to that post) on this site is under copyright © of the author. Anyone may reuse portions of a post — a chart and/or a text excerpt, but not the entirety — that appears on this site provided (s)he (1) does not alter the material quoted and (2) attributes the use by hyper-linking to the URL on this site where it originally appeared (for online reuse) or printing the blog’s name, “The Incidental Economist,” (for print reuse) and (in either online or print reuse) citing the post’s author by full name as it appears in the by-line. Permission for use in any other manner must be obtained from the post’s author.
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