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Tempest Tours storm chasing adventures

The Storm Seekers Series, novels about storm chasers by Chris Kridler

Weather and storm chasing gifts and T-shirts

Chris Kridler - video, photography, writing and editing services

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privacy policy

Sky Diary has no interest in collecting personal information about you, though certain features may produce cookies to improve your browsing experience. If you visit the shop, read the CafePress policy. ( runs the shop.)

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There also may be ads on pages that appear as a result of a Web-site search. These are ads from Atomz, which provides my search engine for free.

The details available to your wily Webmaster consist of:

  • Search phrases that were used in the search engine and NOT who did the searching.
  • Links that brought users to Sky Diary, such as a search string or a link on another web site.
  • Page-hit frequencies provided by my Web host. Other stats include number of hosts served, number of successful requests, bytes transferred, peak traffic hours and stuff like that. My stats identify some visiting hosts by number (IP address, or Internet Protocol address), but I make no effort to track these numbers or try to look them up. Most people's hosts are assigned a different number every time they access the Net, anyway. See what your IP address is right now by clicking on Lawrence Goetz's site. Learn more about IP addresses by looking up the definition at

Sky Diary cannot be responsible for data-gathering methods found on other sites that may be linked from this one. If you're concerned, turn off cookies in your browser and be wary. Read privacy policies.

If you send me information for any reason, I won't sell it or distribute it in any form. If you simply want an answer to a question and I happen to know an atmospheric scientist who can answer it for you, then I might forward an e-mail to such a person in order to help you out. I have no plans to share, sell or otherwise abuse personal information.

A final note: This site does not solicit any information from children and therefore does not have to go through any wild mechanisms to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. However, if a kid under 13 writes to me, I will probably reply unless completely overwhelmed by work or tornadoes; if any personally identifying information is included, and I know the child is under 13, I will delete the e-mail after responding.

If you have questions, e-mail me.