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Who We Share Your Information With
SkyandTelescope.com does not share your personal information with non-affiliated third parties, except if it is required to do so by law or if Sky, in good faith, believes that such action is necessary to (1) comply with the law or with legal process; (2) protect and defend our rights and property; (3) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the Site; or (4) protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public (for example, should you provide false information or attempt to pose as someone else, information about you may be disclosed as part of any investigation into your actions).
Sky may provide aggregate non-identifying statistical information about our customers, sales, Web site traffic patterns, and related Web-site information to our advertisers and other reputable third parties. However, these statistics do not include any personally identifying information.
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