Basil Baker & Company's web presence is a "literate site for bear lovers" and if you visit our site to read the stories, poems and other content, we will collect and store only the following information:

The domain name or IP address from which you access the Internet (for example, aol.com, if you are connecting from America Online); the date and time you access our site; and the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site. We use this information to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site and to help us make our site easier to explore.

Cookies are pieces of information that some websites may place on your computer to help "personalize" your visit to those sites. For example, a cookie would allow a website to remember certain things about you, such as your screen name or what areas of a website you visited.

By allowing you to send your comments in an e-mail to us, we are not attempting to collect any personal information about you. We will only use personal information (such as name, mailing address and e-mail address) contained in your email to respond to your specific inquiry or comments in the e-mail. Though we may retain your e-mail for a period of time, we will not use any personal information contained in your e-mail for any purpose other than responding to your specific inquiry or comments. We will not share any information that could be used to personally identify you. If you are 12 years old or under, please ask your parent or guardian for permission to send us an e-mail.

Please be aware that this site contains links to other sites. Basil Baker & Company is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such websites.

If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy, please e-mail our webmaster at sjh@basilbaker.com.

For additional information about our website, please see our Terms of Use.