Privacy Policy

This page was auto-generated and then modified by me, the human. There may be things I’ve omitted, but I’ve attempted to be complete and as I learn more I am happy to modify this.

The tl;dr is that I’m not interested in collecting your data, so mostly I won’t. Mostly, built-in WordPress tools and plugins will collect and show me a bit of information to prevent spam, track visitor counts, see the analytics, etc., but I don’t use that for anything other than personal reference. I certainly don’t want to buy or sell it.

Who I am/we are

This a personal site at WordPress by default uses the “we” pronoun, so for my own convenience I’ve kept it, but I run this site on my own. I’ve parked it at Bluehost.

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.

Contact forms

When you email me through the contact page, I will see that data but won’t pass it on to anyone else. As of this writing I ask for a name, an email address, a website optionally, and your message. That’s it. The site might record when that contact form is used and by whom. I won’t do anything with that data except possibly refer back to it for my own reference.


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. 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.

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.

Who we share your data with

Nobody. [I may share aggregate numbers on my website if they’re ever interesting, but I doubt it. I would share them in the form of image files or possibly tables I compile, not raw data and certainly not to the granularity of an individual user.]

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.

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.

[I’ll reiterate that I’m not interested in buying or selling your data.]

Your contact information

If there’s a concern, go here to get in touch.