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We collect and store your email address, name, and other publicly-available information (as shown on the Member Lists). If you participate in surveys, obviously that data is transmitted to us, securely, as well. We go to tremendous lengths to anonymize the survey data. For example, you'll notice that the links from survey emails include unique random strings and do not include anything that can be linked to you. The bottom line is: We will never sell any of your personal data to anyone. Period.
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All of this data is stored in our custom-tailored infrastructure, which has been designed and built using industry best-practices for security and reliability. All browser traffic is encrypted. Internally, our databases are encrypted and secured to the fullest extent possible and internally, we limit access to your data to the smallest group of personnel possible. Even the editor of your area(s) cannot access most of your information. We guard your data as if our entire company is at risk, because it is.