Privacy Statement

This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for

Information Collection and Use is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. We collect information from our users at several different points on our website.

Log Files
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

We will share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.

Behavioral Advertising
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies visit:

Baby Naming Services
At several points, asks for first, middle and last names to provide naming services. This information is not stored in any way.

Baby Name Polls and Comments
The baby name polls and related comments on this site are posted for public viewing and interaction. Creation of a baby name poll or posting of a comment is completely voluntary. The user therefore has a choice as to what information they disclose. All baby name poll and comment information is stored in our databases. To request removal of information you have posted on this site, contact us.

Write the Genie
Users who write the Baby Name Genie are asked to submit their name and location along with their message. Sending a message to the Baby Name Genie is completely voluntary. The user therefore has a choice as to what information they disclose. The message, in all or in part, along with name and location may be selected for public posting in the Genie's mailbag. All messages to the Genie are stored. To request removal of a message you have sent to the Baby Name Genie, contact us.

Surveys & Contests
From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.

If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site, we ask for the friend’s email address as well as the sender’s name and email address. uses the information to automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site. keeps a record of Recommend-To-A-Friend usage. The information kept includes the date and time of when the recommendation occurred and the sender's name. Neither email address is stored. The sender may request removal of their name from the Recommend-To-A-Friend records by contacting us.

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user or website visit. Users may manage cookies set by through their browser.

This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by

This website takes precautions to protect our users’ information. If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can contact us.

Correction/Updating Personal Information:
If a user’s personally identifiable information changes (such as your zip code), or if a user no longer desires our service, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove that user’s personal data provided to us. This can be done by contacting us.

Our users are given the opportunity to “opt-out” of having their information used for purposes not directly related to our site at the point where we ask for the information. Users of our site are always notified when their information is being collected by any outside parties. We do this so our users can make an informed choice as to whether they should proceed with services that require an outside party, or not.

Notification of Changes
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this privacy statement page so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

Last updated Friday, February 09, 2007