First, I try to minimize any risk to visitors to my site. If you wish to sign up, you do so using OpenID. I store only your OpenID url and your username (which you can set). I don’t store any passwords or email addresses. Your OpenID url and username are stored in cookies which expire in 4 hours or whenever you logout from my site.
I use third-party advertising companies (specifically Google AdSense) to serve ads when you visit my website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites 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, click here. This link also contains an opt-out button.
Specifically, I only use Google’s Ads on my search results page, and they are clearly labelled as ads (just as if you had searched on Google’s home page). There are no ads hidden in my content.
Please let me know if you have any questions!