Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our 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) 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.  However, at this time, no upload of images is possible on this website.

Contact forms

Contact forms have been turned off.  No information can be collected.  Visitors are requested to contact the site administrator by sending a private message to the address provided.


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.  However, at this time, no accounts can be created on this website.

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. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.  However, at this time, no log in  can be accomplished on this website.

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.  However, at this time, no user other than the website administrator can edit or publish articles on this website.

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.


Analytics on the site are provided by Google analytics and are used in aggregate only (no PII is available in any of the analytics views)

Who we share your data with

We don’t not share any customer-level data with any third parties, except with Google Adsense, and only if you opt into our cookie policy which appears proactively on our site when you browse.  For users in the EEA (European Economic Area) covered by the GDPR in affect as of May 25, 2018, we have turned off any personalized ads, and only serve general ads.

How long we 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.  However, at this time, no registrations can be done on this website.

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 any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

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

Your contact information

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me using the contact address provided for the site administrator.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We do not collect any additional data other than the data described above, which describes exactly how we protect that data

What data breach procedures we have in place

We do not collect any additional data other than the data described above, which describes exactly how we protect that data.  There is no data stored here that could be stolen and breached.

What third parties we receive data from

We do not receive any data from third parties

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

We do not perform any automated decision making or profiling with user data, because we do not collect additional user data for profiling.  We do use Google Adsense to display ads on pages.

For EU users, non-personalized ads are targeted using contextual information rather than the past behavior of a user.  These ads don’t use cookies for ads personalization, but they do use cookies to allow for frequency capping, aggregated ad reporting, and to combat fraud and abuse.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

We are not a member of any regulated industry, and as such are not subject to additional privacy laws