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Advertising

We do not sell any personal information to anyone but the reality is, we are a volunteer organization and websites like this cost money. There are costs for development, hosting, ongoing maintenance and other things. To recover some of these costs we have opted to place some non-intrusive advertising on the site. We understand that not everyone likes advertising but this is a fact of life and we do offer you an alternative. Please read on for details.

We utilize two forms of advertising; Google Ads and Local Business Cards.

Google Ads contain rotating content that is determined by Google. These ads provide very minimal income which is somewhat enhanced if users click through on the ads. If no one clicks the ads, they don't help offset our costs by much.

Additionally we offer business card ads to local businesses. There is only room for three cards at the top of our site and at present they do not rotate. We will display a local merchant's business card ad for a fixed period of time for a small fee and we strongly encourage you to support these local businesses that are supporting us. They are part of our community. If you are interested in having your business featured here, please contact us for details.

We recognize that advertising can be controversial and some people just don't like it. Some people even use ad-blocking software. If you are one of these people you've probably noticed your ad-blocking software may work on our Google Ads but it doesn't detect our business card ads. This is because they are an integral part of our site design. But don't fret; we have a solution for you. For a nominal fee we will convert your user account to a premium ad-free account and you will not see any ads of any kind when logged into this site. This service is easy to implement and very reasonably priced. Basically you agree to support the site so we don't have to rely on the advertisers, and we reward you with an ad-free experience. If you want to take advantage of this offer, please contact us for details.

We are committed to keeping recovery costs minimal and will continue to offer these services at the most reasonable rates possible. We will also gladly accept donations to the upkeep and maintenance of this site. We appreciate your support in whatever form you may offer it.