A. Because I believe that people who visit a Web site and give out their email address, their name, or other personal information, are entitled to know what, if anything, is being done with that information.
Q. That's a serious sounding answer. I thought you're supposed to be a humor columnist.
A. Sorry. I won't let it happen again.
Q. If I give you my email address, my name, or any other information, will you pass it on to anybody else?
A. No, I won't pass on any information about you to anybody else. And I will take any necessary security precautions to prevent others from accessing your email address and any other information you may give me.
Q. Do you promise?
A. Scout's honor.
Q. You were a Girl Scout?
A. More of a Girl Scout dropout.
Q. Then why should we believe you?
A. Because I never ran for political office.
Q. Sounds good to me. Tell me: If I give you my email address so I can subscribe to your MadKane Humor Newsletter, what will you do with my email address?