Cookies, Privacy, GDPR and EIEIO

Privacy, CCPA, GDPR, EIEIO (Simple and Real versions)

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them, the types of cookies we use i.e, the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used, and how to control the cookie preferences. For further information on how we use, store, and keep your personal data secure, see our Privacy Policy.You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the Cookie Declaration on our websiteLearn more about who we are, how you can contact us, and how we process personal data in our Privacy Policy.Your consent applies to the following domains:
Now let’s make it Real
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Why We Use Cookies
If you subscribe via the links on the public site, to PayPal, for example, a cookie is set so they know where you’re coming from.  We also use cookies for access control (usernames and passwords are required to access proprietary content).  And we may use cookies such as Google Analytics to help us better understand our audience.
What Peoplenomics collects: We use cookies only to support:To hand off to vendors, specifically PayPal.Google Analytics (So we can see if people like what we’re doing) Access to proprietary content (session-length access)
When you subscribe to, we do NOT handle any credit card information.  That goes through Or you mail in the fees.  Too much online identity theft.
If you send us a check, we deposit it in the bank and that’s the end of it.  In fact, if it bounces, we may not even get back to you…we’ll just terminate access.  Life’s too short waste time on dead-beats.
Near as we can tell, we don’t collect anything really sensitive, but still, we take pains to keep our computing assets secured, as much as anyone can in these days of a million hackers.
Eventually, the web will collapse under its own weight, as I outlined in my 2012 book Broken Web.  Just so’s you know…  Don’t be surprised when.
Cookie Policy and Advertising Relationships
Google Analytics cookies
We may set a cookie in order to track how many readers are visiting our website.  The purpose of this is not to spy on you or collect personal information.  Rather, this helps us to understand which articles are of greatest interest to our readers.  We try to do more of what people want information about and less of stuff that is of lesser interest.
Near as we can figure, our opt out of cookies should keep runaway, power-mad bureaucrats both in Sacramento and Brussels happy.  But, you can never be sure. Um…The World is Not Enough?
User Provided Content
User Submitted Materials
If you submit a comment, article, or other, we don’t owe you any money for it.  Submissions are assumed both free and freely-given without compensation contribution to the discussions on our websites.What’s more, if you submit ideas, articles, notions, and so forth, we reserve the right to pursue derivative works.
Say, for example, you send in a comment that is a poem.We add a stanza and turn it into a chart-busting multi-platinum hit music album.We don’t owe you anything.
Harsh, but welcome to the world of “derivative works.” We believe that the whole I.P. thing is overwrought and counterproductive.
Anyone Can be Banned
Piss us off and Ure out! In 25-years, only 3-4 such malevolent assholes have appeared, so your risk is extremely low.
What’s more, if you send us material (email, comments, etc.) we are under no obligation to publish or promote it.  Hell, if it strikes us wrong (or if we don’t get to it) no obligation to even reply.This is our “place of business.” We don’t ban users for being trans, bi, gay, or any other minority labeling schema, we do ban people who have what are bad attitudes or people who threaten us, our loved ones, or country.  Also, we reserve the right to ban people who are stupid beyond repair.
Fair Comment, Politeness
If you post a comment, or respond to one, and another (third party, reader) takes a ‘verbal shot’ at you, we have no liability for any damages, consequential, or otherwise.  You are presumed a grown up.  Besides, first names only in comments, please!Being repeatedly rude can (and has for some) resulted in banning.We may use short quotations from anything on the web when we feel we genuinely meet the DMCA Fair Use rules.  We do try to provide links to sources until the pricks in Brussels start again with link-tax BS.  Deep down, government hates free speech and the widest possible sharing of information.We are a strong community of readers and independent researchers, so please treat others with respect and maintain adult decorum.
ADA Compliance Statement is NOT a public accommodation under Title 1 (we have no employees!) or III of the ADA (we do not have a public location).We do endeavor to use themes offering high contrast text coding for ease of use. (The site owner is visually impaired.) We also regularly test pages for use with standard voice reading apps to ensure usability for the greatest number of readers and subscribers.  We are not responsible for browser behavior.
No Compensation for Emails, Comments, or Ideas
All emails sent to  and/or  as well as those communicated telephonically, electronically, or by other means become, upon receipt, fair use for discussion over the wide range of topics covered by this site.
If a person doesn’t not wish material used, don’t send it! Look:  I’m a writer, for God’s sake, and if you share an idea with me – and for the sake of clarity I choose to use a quote (of any size) that does not constitute any contract or liability for payment upon use of said ideas, quotes, or concepts.
Statement of Loyalty is an economics-oriented news and commentary web site that represents the personal views of a 70+ year old geezer by the name George Ure.  Being a throwback, he figures it’s his right to operate a public, constitutionally-protected, news gathering, analysis, and dissemination enterprise.  Publishing and free speech are one and the same.  Mr. Ure is an American Citizen and supports, without reservation, the ideals of the Founders as embodied in the United State Constitution and Bill of Rights.On the other hand, he has a few issues with non-elective government, particularly those which deny constitutional rights under the “color of law.”
The European Union, for example, is one such non-elected bureaucracy.
Open and Gray Literature Sources
Peoplenomics supports the lawfully elected government of the United States and will never knowingly report or reveal information that it believes would place the lives of Americans, American Military Personnel, or legal government interests in harm’s way.  Peoplenomics is exclusively Open Source defined by the Director of Central Intelligence [26 Sep 2000] (except when it isn’t) as:“Open source information…is publicly available information (i.e., any member of the public could lawfully obtain the information by request or observation) as well as other unclassified information that has limited public distribution or access.”We may also, from time to time, use Gray Literature as source material, defined by the Interagency Gray Literature Working Group as:“Gray literature, regardless of media, can include, but is not limited to, research reports, technical reports, economic reports, trip reports, working papers, discussion papers, unofficial government documents, proceedings, preprints, research reports, studies, dissertations and theses, trade literature, market surveys, and newsletters. This material cuts across scientific, political, socio-economic, and military disciplines.”When Peoplenomics reports express a viewpoint, or conjecture, it is usually labeled or identified as Mr. Ure’s views, opinions, or conjectures and are based solely on his own research which may include, but it not limited to, Open Source and Gray Source material.  Oh, and press releases.  Billions of ’em.  Mr. Ure does not publish reports based upon information already not available to other law-abiding Citizens including members of the press.
Press releases may be used in whole, in part, or as media extracts.  It’s a press release, for heaven’s sake!No Liability by PeoplenomicsThis website does not make any representations, warranties or guarantees, express or implied, regarding the accuracy or completeness of the information displayed on this web site.The information is supplied by is provided with the express condition, to which everyone using it is subject to without exception, ia that no obligation, responsibility or liability shall be incurred by Peoplenomics and/or its principals for any loss or damage, whether incidental, special, indirect or consequential, in connection with, caused by or arising from, any use of, or reliance upon, the information contained on the web site.We do our best, but what value our sites offer is for you to discern with no liability on our part.Independent OpinionWe do not pass judgment on the investment merit of companies, options, futures, bonds, commodities or any other financial instruments or physical properties mentioned or discussed on Peoplenomics.
We do not give investment advice and our comments are an expression of opinion only and should not be construed in any manner whatsoever as recommendations to buy or sell a stock, option, future, bond, commodity or any other financial instrument or physical good at any time. We are entertainment.  We are not registered advisors and don’t want to manage your money.  (Ours keeps us busy-enough.)A qualified investment advisor, one licensed by appropriate regulatory agencies in your legal jurisdiction, should be consulted prior to the purchase or sale of any investment.No Promotion or Investor Relations Activities by Peoplenomics George Ure, and his web sites, are not principals, nor do we play promotional roles, do not perform investor relations activities, and do not accept payment of any kind from public companies, directly or indirectly, in connection with these two functions.
Promotional role is defined as communicating with investment dealers, advisors, and shareholders – both current and prospective- to increase awareness of and interest in a particular publicly traded company. Investor relations is defined as various services rendered, from the preparation of corporate brochures, to shareholder communications, to specific campaigns designed to increase trading activity in the shares of a particular publicly traded company.If there is something about all this rigamarole that’s not clear, send me a note.George Ure,

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What types of cookies do we use ?  (Chocolate?  Butterscotch?)

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Whew!  Who said digital life would be easy, huh?