Life in the Old West

True stories, tall tales, memorabilia of the American West

(Life in the Old West Articles, Categories:For your convenience, all the articles and special features on our site can be found by clicking on the “Categories” listed in the right-hand sidebar on each page, from the Site Map, and on the sidebar “Recent Articles” and “Featured Articles” listings.)


The Life in the Old West website respects the privacy of every individual who visits This Privacy Statement describes the information collected and how it will be used.

The Life in the Old West website will not collect or retain any personal information such as your name, address, telephone number, or email address, unless you choose to provide it. If you provide this information, the Life in the Old West website will only use it for our own information. We will not sell or otherwise divulge the information to third parties.

The Life in the Old West website collects certain technical information when you visit For example, the domain name from which you accessed the Site, the pages visited and the date and time you accessed the Site are analyzed to make the Site more useful to visitors. But, we only use IP addresses and these are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Cookies and Web Beacons
We do use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit our site. This could include only showing you a popup once in your visit, or the ability to login to some of our features, such as forums.

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

We also use third party advertisements on the Life in the Old West website to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

The Life in the Old West website contains links to merchant sites. We are NOT merchants, but we provide the service of linking to merchants’ sites. Be aware that the Life in the Old West website is not responsible for the privacy practices of these sites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information.

This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by the Life in the Old West website.

Disclaimer for the Life in the Old West website

The Life in the Old West website works in affiliation with online merchants and news sources. All prices displayed on this site are subject to change without notice. Although we do our best to keep all links up to date and valid on a daily basis, Life in the Old West website cannot guarantee the accuracy of links and special offers displayed. Life in the Old West website is not responsible for any products ordered from our affiliate merchants and we cannot be held responsible for any actions of our affiliated merchants. Likewise, Life in the Old West website publishes news, information, and opinions solely for your enlightenment and entertainment. There also is information and opinion on the site expressed as posts or comments from people who come to the site. The Life in the Old West website is not responsible for such opinions, information, or comments.