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This Web site and list server are hosted in Canada, not in the USA. The privacy of information concerning visitors to this Web site and subscribers to my newsletter is protected by Canadian laws including the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. Because I administer this site mostly from the USA, however, e-mail addresses of newsletter subscribers and any information included in e-mail sent to me is routinely transferred from servers in Canada to me in the USA. If you don't consent to having whatever information you provide transferred to me in the USA, don't subscribe to my e-mail newsletter, and don't send me e-mail. If you wish to exercise any of your rights under PIPEDA with respect to any personal information I have about you, please contact me directly. I'm sometimes travelling and out of touch for extended periods of time, but I will attempt to respond to your request as fully and promptly as possible.

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Bon voyage!

Edward Hasbrouck


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