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I don't, really. Only "personal information" I may collect is information needed for site registration and the like. Email address, username, that's about it.
Some things can't be avoided... it's actually your computer that sends my server all sorts of stuff every time you click a link on any website. I never even find time or reason to analyze the log files, so this stuff never even gets seen. Don't sweat it, it just sends stuff like what browser software you use, what language your PC wants the website to speak, etc.
Carefully. Your user-submitted data (like files uploaded to hostfile.org) is never used for any outside purpose other than its implied purpose of being hosted by the server. It won't be sold, traded, etc., and it's backed-up in multiple locations to ensure data integrity in case of failure.
I have no knowledge nor reason to use users' personal information outside of the website. Emails are not sold, traded, etc., and any other information that may be collected in this or other projects will not be used outside its implied purpose either, without explicit notication of the affected users. That is to say, if I do find some compelling reason to, say, scoop up all the ZIP codes out of the database and chart it on a map for marketing research or something, I'll send out an email letting people know that it's actually being put to some use. I really do respect peoples' privacy - I'm just one guy after all.
Contact email@example.com (spam-protected, I'll change this if I get spammed) with any questions or concerns about this policy... I'm no lawyer, so I probably left something out. But this is something that really needed to be written up anyway :)