Privacy Policy

Who we are

This web site is my personal web site. The website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we 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) is 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.

Mailing List (MailChimp)

This website uses MailChimp to manage e-mail subscriptions to this web site. These emails contain content from the web site and may occasionally include content not available online. If at any time you wish to unsubscribe from this email you can find a link at the bottom of the email.

You can find MailChimp’s privacy policy here.


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. I will assist in removing any images you no longer want to share on this site. However, I am not responsible for the release of any data you chose to share online up until the point you decide to take it down.


If you leave a comment on our 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, we 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. Logging out of your account will remove login cookies.

Editing or publishing an article will place an additional cookie 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.

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 embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


This web site uses Google Analytics to track site usage and content performance. This information is extremely valuable to me and me alone. No personally identifiable information is shared with Google. They do not get your IP address, name, email, or anything else. If you insist on blocking all information about your visit you may “opt-out” entirely.

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Who we share your data with

Advertisement, Affiliate Links, and Promotions

In certain instances, I may share your personally identifiable information with third party vendors performing functions on my behalf, or on the behalf of any companies affiliated with this web site. This includes advertising programs, affiliate marketing, promotions, contents, and more. These arrangements are essential to the continued operation of this web site. I will make every attempt to provide links to the 3rd party’s terms of service and/or privacy policy below.

Google AdSense

  • Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to your website or other websites.
  • Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
  • Users may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings. (Alternatively, you can direct users to opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting

How long we retain your data

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

For users that register on our website (if any), we 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.

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 we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include data we must keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

All comments on this site are checked by a spam monitoring service.

Your contact information

You can find information on how to contact me at my contact page.