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Privacy Policy

Who I am

My website address is:

What personal data I collect and why I collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site I collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Any information you share with me through my Contact Me form may be retained indefinitely. This information may include your email address, IP address, and any information you included in the body of contact form. This information may be shared with others (such as law enforcement agencies) as required by law.

The Contact Me form arrives to me via email and is therefore not a secure line of communication.


If you leave a comment on my site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, I will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Presently, no one can log in or publish content on other than comments. All comments are reviewed before being published and may not be published for any reason I choose.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Visitor analytics are provided by Google, and JetPack, a WordPress company. For specific information about how these companies manage your data for the purpose of analytics, contact them directly.

Who I share your data with

Google,, and Jetpack (a WordPress company) provides me with basic site analytic data. My hosting service, A2 Hosting, stores all of the data associated with CloudFlare provides an extra level of site security. Routine data backups are maintained on and off site using routine and standard security practices.

How long I retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information. Currently no one may register at

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where I send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Additional information

How I protect your data

My hosting services are highly regarded and use industry-standard data protection protocols.

What data breach procedures I have in place

I use A2 Hosting and CloudFlare to protect my data. You may contact those services for information about how they handle any data breaches. To date I have never been informed of any breach of any data associated with

What third parties I receive data from

Other than as described earlier in this document: none of which I am aware.

What automated decision making and/or profiling I do with user data

Other than as described earlier in this document: none of which I am aware.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

None of which I am aware.


I try to retain as little user data as possible. Visitors to my site decide what, if any, specific data they wish to share with me through comments and my contact form. Comment data is typically shared publicly on the site. Information shared through the contact form is the least secure information that comes to me as it arrives to me via email, which I have heard described as basically sky writing.

I do not sell any user/visitor data to anyone. I do not financially profit from your data in any way. I do not build profiles of any kind based on user data. I only do the most basic of things with visitor data: track website hits, a post’s popularity, an enjoy reading the comments you choose to share to add to the conversation. My digital footprint here is for the sole purpose of personal sharing. Nothing draconian going down here.