Privacy Policy


In case you didn’t know, there is a massive attempt to give you control of the data that’s collected from your computer whenever you visit a website. In the case of a small, private website like ours, the requirements to conform to the European GDPR law are quite burdensome. We have neither the expertise nor the bandwidth to give this the attention it seems is expected.

Therefore, we just want to say this:

  1. This website and the software that runs it may collect some information about your computer browser, IP, location, and possibly other information when you visit. We do nothing with this information and do not share it with anyone.
  2. If you interact with this website through the comments, contact form, or private forums, please be aware that what you enter into the forms gets stored on the website. We do not share this information with anyone.
  3. Any website like ours can be hacked. We have ordinary precautions in place, (like hosting our site on WP Engine, which uses significant security measures), and do not believe the information stored here would ever warrant an effort to hack and steal that information. That said, if you feel the information mentioned above in points (1) and (2) could compromise you in any way if it were to fall into the hands of someone who would want you to be compromised, we consider your choice to interact a direct declaration of responsibility for any consequences that might occur, and we state categorically that we place that responsibility in your hands.

Below is a boilerplate template put together by WordPress based on the setup of our site. We’ve filled in a few extra tidbits as relevant.

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.

Contact forms

If you use the contact form to contact us, whatever you enter in the fields on the form will be stored on the website until we reply to you, and often for several months more until we get around to purging our forms once a year or so.


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.


We use Google Analytics to get some information about what pages people visit and where visitors are located. As mentioned in (1) at the top of the page, the analytics program captures anonymous information about your visit. We have no idea what Google does with that information. We look at it every few months or so, simply out of curiosity.

Who we share your data with


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.

Your contact information


Additional information

How we protect your data

Normal WordPress hygiene.

What data breach procedures we have in place


What third parties we receive data from


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


Industry regulatory disclosure requirements