Privacy

Effective date: October 28, 2018

Comments
We encourage visitors who want to submit a comment to use a pseudonym rather than their real name. You are not required to submit a name or email address in order to submit a comment on this website.

While IP addresses are captured by the WordPress platform by default, this site uses a WordPress plugin to anonymize the commenter’s IP address.

Visitors who leave comments with a valid email address can request removal of their information at any time. Simply send an email to [email protected] from the email address used to make the comment on this website, and we will remove your personal information within 7 business days. Once that happens, we will immediately delete your email.

If you cannot send us an email from the email address used to make a comment on this site, we literally have zero ways to verify you control the specified email address. Therefore, any comment information removal requests coming from email addresses not showing up in the comment history on this website will be promptly deleted.

Information we collect

Analytics

This website collects information about your visits to this website through a self-hosted analytics program. This information includes, but is not limited to, geographic location, web browser, operating system, the type of device you’re using to access this website and which pages you visit on this website. Our analytics program is setup to anonymize your IP address, as is shown below:

This information is used in aggregate to improve this website’s content and to identify potential problem spots on this website. This information is stored for up to one year and is only accessible by the website owner. None of the information is collected is personally identifiable. This information is not shared with or sold to third parties. There are no removal procedures for this information as there’s no way to tie any individual to any specific activity on this website

If you’d rather not contribute to helping us improve this website’s content, you can opt out of this:

Firewall

This website uses a third-party software firewall to help protect this website against malicious activities. This software stores details such as IP addresses, pages visited and the geographic region of each visitor. The website owner alone has access to these records. This website only stores details on the 3,500 latest visits this website, and any stored information is removed once it cycles out or after 30 days, whichever comes first.

This information, if ever looked at by a human, is solely collected as a means to protect this website from malicious activity. As this software was developed by a third-party, we do not control what kind of information it collects. However, the sole purpose of this software is to automatically block people or scripts from doing bad things and harming this website, and any information collected is only used for this purpose, is very limited, and is kept for 30 days or less. Because of the very short timeframe any information is accessible and the fact we have no means to verify the identity of any visitor to remove information about their visit, there are no removal procedures possible.

Membership

We do not allow visitors to sign up on this website, so we do not collect any member-related information. In the event we do, WordPress, the software we use here, has information removal procedures built into it.

Mailing Lists

We do not presently offer a mailing list. When this happens, our privacy policy will be updated.