Site Privacy Policy

This web site is defined as including all pages and files located in the directory, whether accessed through this URL directly or through URL forwarding via,, or other such URLs. This includes HTML files (.html or .htm); Adobe Acrobat files (.pdf); Excel, Word, STATA, or similar documents (such as .xls, .doc, .csv, or .dta); zipped archives (.zip); and any other files that may be found at this location, whether accessed via HTTP, FTP, or any other protocol. The site is owned and solely administered by Paul Hensel, a professor of Political Science at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, USA.


This site sets a user cookie for use with Google Analytics, which tracks visits to the various pages and files on the site. The information collected by Google Analytics is used once per year when I generate my annual performance review packet at the end of December, in order to assess the usage of the site in the previous year. Only two sets of information are tracked: (1) the number of times each page or file on the site was accessed during the previous year, and (2) the number of different countries from which the site was visited at least once during the previous year.

No personally identifiable information is collected about individual users who have visited the site, and no information is collected about the users or types of users who access any given page or file on the site -- even the number of countries that visited the site is only tracked on a sitewide basis.

This site does not use any advertising or marketing, so the user cookie will never be shared with any third party.

Opting Out

Users who do not wish to have their site usage tracked in the limited ways described above may opt out using their browser's standard cookie functionality or through the use of third party cookie management software with no loss of site functionality. Any modern web browser or cookie management software will allow users to delete cookies from any specific web site (or from all web sites), and/or to block any specific web site (or all web sites) from setting future cookies.


If there are any questions about this policy on privacy and cookies, please do not hesitate to contact me. I may be reached most easily and reliably through electronic mail at
Last updated: 15 December 2019
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