McKusick.COM Privacy Policy

The following statement discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices of the McKusick.COM web site.

This site does not send or request any cookies to or from your browser. It does log all accesses from your IP address to the site, and summary information derived from these logs (such as a count of the number of hits) may be displayed on the Web. The only other information that is collected is obtained when you fill out an order form to purchase merchandise from this site. The information from these forms are used by authorized staff members to process orders, mail invoices, and respond to inquiries. Purchase information may be retained for up to three years.

Commercial information (such as credit card numbers) is obtained using our secure Web server and may be stored on our machines. When the data are stored, we use public key encryption on the sensitive data and require our staff to supply a private key to decrypt it. When passing such information internally over the Internet, we use PGP encrypted mail.


We do not rent or sell email addresses, postal addresses, phone numbers, or any other information that you provide to us. We use email addresses to contact you to answer questions and to acknowledge the receipt of orders. We send occasional announcements about new merchandise only to those people that have explicitly checked a box on one of our web order forms requesting such information. These announcements are short straightforward messages that contain pointers to online resources where you can explore the information more fully.


If you wish to rescind a previous request to receive information about new merchandise, send email to If you wish to delete an email address other than the one from which you are sending, be sure to indicate the address to be deleted in the body of your message.


This site contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact us at Marshall Kirk McKusick Consultancy, 1614 Oxford Street, Berkeley, CA 94709-1608, USA or at