We participate in no so-called "private" privacy initiatives. Indeed, we feel that leaving the protection of privacy to anything less than well-enforced laws would be a farce.
The StepByStep site takes no active steps to protect your privacy. We collect the standard logs of access to our systems.
We have never used the access logs for anything but our own administrative uses — primarily monitoring our site to see whether someone has tried (or succeeded) to penetrate our security. And we have never opened those logs to anyone other than our own administrative staff, who, it may be said, tend to find the contents not merely uninteresting but down-right boring.
At the current time, the StepByStep site has no interest in using our logs for any other purpose.
At the present time we do not believe that we have any Web pages that either put "cookies" on your computer or read such cookies that might have been put there by ourselves or by others.
So, if you're concerned about your privacy, you luck out — our practices are consistent with your interest in protecting your privacy. However, we do not guarantee that our practices will not someday change or that we will not accidently disclose something.
It is our recommendation to you that you take such self-protective actions as you feel appropriate. And we further suggest that you do not look to protection of your privacy to come from the private sector — that sector's interests are hardly aligned with yours. Neither, for that matter, is the government's.
The StepByStep site strongly urges that you support national legislation and international treaties that define and protect your privacy.