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What are you? A greedy pirate?

No. Honest. But I thought I'd try the AdSense thing. I've blogged for years without it and can happily continue to do so with this blog, but I thought I'd try something new. Who knows, maybe it will eventually pay enough to cover the cost of my own domain name.

However, google insists on a disclaimer, which I'm happy to do, I'm just not sure how to make one that doesn't sound like pure cheese or total boredom. And google says they don't feel right about spelling it out for users, so here we go:

The internet is mostly free. There is an amazing amount of beautiful information and entertainment available to us via the internets. This is made possible through advertisements. Advertisements aren't evil. Malware is evil. Viruses are evil.

Your privacy policy should include the following information:
  • Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to your website.
  • Google's use of the DART cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
  • Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the advertising opt-out page. (Alternatively, you can direct users to opt out of a third-party vendor's use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.)
If you have not opted out of third-party ad serving, the cookies of other third-party vendors or ad networks may also be used to serve ads on your site, and should be disclosed in your privacy policy as well in the following manner.
  • Notify your site visitors of the third-party vendors and ad networks serving ads on your site.
  • Provide links to the appropriate vendor and ad network websites.
  • Inform your users that they may visit those websites to opt out of cookies (if the vendor or ad network offers this capability). Users can opt out of some, but not all, of these cookies in one location at the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out website at

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