This site is in compliance with COPPA
(Children's Online Privacy Act)
All pages of the "Leonidas and Gorgo of Sparta" website set a cookie
that is only good for the day you are visiting the site. This is so the
web mistress and Helena can see what countries visitors are coming
from, what browser they are using, what pages interest them, and other
useful information for maintaining a pleasing website for people to
visit. The path goes to statcounter.com because this is a
utility used for the counter. The counter does not collect
any personal information about you.
The guest book, sets a cookie that is only good till you close
your browser. This and subsequent guest book related pages
(if you sign the guest book) is a cookie that will help the script to
cut down on the SPAM guest books are prone to. The script
will also initiate an e-mail that will notify Helena about a guest book
entry. This way, she and the web mistress can keep the guest
book monitored and within the Safe Surf labeling for this site.
Please remember that only a name and comment are required fields for
the guest book. If you have concerns about minors signing the
guest book, or that your e-mail address will be harvested by SPAM bots,
please do not put an e-mail address in that field. We have no
control over SPAM bots that spider the net. We will not
personally collect any e-mail addresses or websites for advertisers.
By signing the guest book, you agree to allow other web visitors to
view your comments. We will contact you (if a valid e-mail address is
available) should we wish to use the comment or a portion of the comment
in another venue (such as a huge compliment or a great review about one
of Helena's books). If a valid e-mail address is not available, we
may still use the comment unless you send a private e-mail directly to Helena or
the web mistress saying it may not be used in any other form elsewhere.
Further, if you leave a valid e-mail address in the guest book, we will
assume that this is an e-mail address we can use to tell you about
Helena's future book releases.
We reserve the right to delete any guest book entry.
Some pages have a link to Amazon.com to order Helena's books.
This link sets a cookie to track the fact that you are looking at
possibly buying her books, and also tells us if any are
purchased. Again, this does not track any personal
information about who you are. It is only an aid for the web
mistress and Helena to see whether the presentation of books is effective.
Surfing: We can assure parents that everything
on this site is SafeSurf and COPPA compliant. We cannot
guarantee that someone cannot find something that is not COPPA
compliant from one of our links. For instance, Helena's books
are available through Amazon.com and our links lead directly to her
books. But if one chooses to go beyond the page we point to,
they can find material unsuitable for children that is sold
there. This is also true of the book video trailers.