Privacy Policy  (includes Cookie Policy)

(Last update: January 2018)

What information do you gather? How is it used? Who has access to it?

This website uses Google Analytics to help analyze how users access and use the site. The tool uses "cookies," which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors' use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.

We will never use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any personally identifiable information (PII) of visitors to our site. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither we nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifiable information from any source, unless you explicitly submit that information via the "Contact Me" form on our website.

Note:  Users who may submit questions or comments through the site's Contact Me form will have the option to provide additional information for the webmaster to use to contact them with a response or answers.  E-mail addresses will not be shared with any other parties and are only visible to the webmaster.

What security measures do you have in place to protect my personal information? How does your site use cookies?

To safeguard your personal information, we do not share information with any third party with the exception for advertisers as outlined below.

Third party advertisers on our site, such as Q1 Media, InfoLinks, and Google AdSense, may use cookies for tracking purposes. Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to visitors based on their visit to sites they visit on the Internet. Website visitors may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

For more information about opting out of Google AdSense cookies, please visit

For more information about opting out of InfoLinks, please visit or click the ? (question mark) on an ad to opt out.

Notice Regarding Online Behavioral Advertising
We allow third party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our Web site.  These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g. click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you.  These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information.  To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice visit the NAI at  To opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit

Cookie Policy

To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

How do we use cookies?

A number of our pages use cookies to remember if you have agreed (or not) to our use of cookies on this site. Also, some videos embedded in our pages as well as the third party advertisers use cookies to anonymously gather statistics on how you got there and what videos you visited.

Enabling these cookies is not necessary for the website to work. You can delete or block these cookies.

The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.

How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.


Privacy Policy
The Science Spot was developed in March 1999 by Tracy (Trimpe) Tomm
 8th Grade Science Teacher @ Havana Junior High, Havana, IL

Activities, lessons, & worksheets available on any page of this web site are intended for use by a single teacher in his/her classroom or to share at
educational conferences. Please link to resources rather than download them to your own server/website. Reproduction for commercial use or profit is not
permitted without the consent of
Tracy (Trimpe) Tomm. Visit my Frequently Asked Questions page for more details.