Privacy Policy

Who we are

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What personal data we collect and why we collect it


This site uses the online service Disqus, which allows users to comment on site content. Disqus has an independent privacy policy, which you can view here. If you have any questions about their policies or their service, see their Support page. When visitors leave comments on this 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.

Contact forms

This site uses contact forms. Any information you provide is voluntary and is only used by administrators to respond to your message or request.


Cookies are small files stored on your computer and usable in your browser when you visit websites. Cookies contain data from previous visits to sites, track usage across pages of a site, store preferences, and more.

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.

We may use cookies to store user preferences. This could include a cookie to determine if you’ve visited our site previously and show or not show a popup about cookie usage.

We use third party advertisement features, and you can read more about those below. Some of the advertisers may use technology like cookies or web beacons when they advertise on this site, which will also send advertisers some information, including your IP address, browser user agent, time you accessed the site, etc.

If you wish to enable or disable cookies in your browser, please see your browser’s Help menu and search for more information about browser cookies. Every browser is a bit different, but all give options to enable or disable cookies completely or selectively.

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.


This site uses an analytics service called Google Analytics. It tracks basic information about site usage, like pageviews, session length, etc. Their service uses one or more cookies in your browser. For more information about Google Analytics’ privacy policy, please read here. If you do not wish for Google Analytics to track this basic information in your browser, you can install their opt-out plugin.


When sharing content via email, the following information is used: sharing party’s name and email address (if you are logged in, this information will be pulled directly from your account), IP address (for spam checking), user agent (for spam checking), and email body/content. This content will be sent to Akismet, so a spam check can be performed.

Who we share your data with

We do not share any personal data we collect with third parties.

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

If you have any questions about this site or about privacy concerns, please submit a message through our Contact page.

Additional information

This site uses Google AdSense to serve digital advertising. AdSense uses a DoubleClick cookie in your browser when you view or click on an ad. The DoubleClick cookie is used by Google in the ads served on the websites of its partners. AdSense may use information from prior visits to serve ads. For more information about the DoubleClick cookie and how it is used, please visit this documentation page. You may opt out of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting Ads Settings.

This site may use Facebook advertising technology, such as the conversion pixel. This pixel helps measure site usage, advertising performance, and more. This site has no access to your personal information on Facebook. Facebook has technology to collect usage data from our site and match it to a user on Facebook, without the site owner having any knowledge or access to that personal information. You can view Facebook’s privacy policy, and you can change your Facebook privacy settings.

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

How we protect your data

This site is hosted on a secure network and is only accessible by a small number of administrators. This site uses an SSL (Secure Socket Layer) certificate to encrypt all data between our servers and your computer.