Your business is your own, and we don’t want to know about it.
The only personal information we collect is what those kind and generous people who donate money to us provide: Usually just names, postal addresses and email addresses, which we keep on a Mac in our Rochester, N.Y., office and use to send a written thank-you note that you can show the IRS. We’ll also add your email to our weekly newsletter list, but we’ll take it off if you ask.
Most donations go through PayPal, so we don’t ever see any of your financial information. If you do send us a paper check, we don’t hold on to it after we deposit it.
We don’t do cookies, either, except for those that the tech guys say we must use to make the site work. WordPress, which is the open-source platform we operate on, has some similar must-have cookies, too. Our managing editor checked recently, and he had just 13 DCReport-related cookies in his Google Chrome browser and four in Microsoft Edge. That’s not very many. In contrast, he has 48 nytimes.com-related cookies in Chrome, 32 after only one visit in Edge. (Does anyone regularly use Edge?)
We don’t have online registration, forms or any kind of interaction with site visitors. We have no advertisers. And we have no arrangements with anyone else to sell or share the limited personal information we do have. So there are no other cookies or other nefarious techie things that we know of on DCReport’s web site—which is not to say, of course, that the National Security Agency, Vladimir Putin and multiple corporations aren’t snooping on you and us.
In short: You are always welcome to visit our news site, look around and hang out as often or as long as you wish. We don’t know who you are, where you are or why you are here. And we don’t want to.
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