From MacShadows KB
Information is collected in our contact forms and our forums, the information we collect is for statistics that our site measures only. The information you give us is optional. When comments are sent to our site they are displayed along with the e-mail they put, they are for the fan comments section, and sending the comments is completely optional.
Credit Card Transactions
Credit card transactions are processed by Paypal, a professional payment authorization service that was chosen for added security and reliability. Only the donation amount and the credit card information provided by the customer is supplied to Paypal. Information collected during transactions is maintained in their database for accounting and billing purposes. Information from these transactions is not released to third parties. MacShadows.com does not maintain a copy of the credit card information on its servers. Credit Cards would only be used for donations, or items purchased in our store.
Web Site Log Files
Web site log files are generated that collect the IP Address of the visitor, date, time, and pages visited. Aggregate reports for web site visitors are generated that do not contain personally identifiable information. Advertising reports are generated that show the IP addresses of visitors who clicked on ads. This information may be sent to the advertiser to confirm the number of click-throughs. The advertiser normally already has this information as a result of the user clicking on the advertisement. No additional information about the visitor is supplied to the advertiser. The log files are eventually deleted.
Internet 'cookies' are not used except for demonstration purposes at MacShadows.com and for the site's forums, cookies may be turned off at the forums by member choice.