Who we are

I am one person not a company. This is my blog hosted on a cloud server managed by me. Its my portal to the digital world. I do not participate in other social media because I do not trust Zuckerberg nor Dorsey or any other social media tycoon.

You are welcome to participate in my corner of the interwebs. I will not sell your data. I will keep it safe and secure.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When you leave comments on my 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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

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

Cookies

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 because that is the default WordPress setting. If you gather enough villagers there is no need for pitchforks. Write a strongly worded message to me, preferably not public, and I’ll figure out how to shorten the cookie duration.

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Who we share your data with

I don’t share information with anyone. Chances are I won’t look at your data, that is, if my site blows up and gets like 10 people signed up I’ll be all “Woo hoo I’m a rising social media comet!” and be too busy with exotic gala events I will not have time to see your data.

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. I do not provide any timelines because I have a day job and a family, so you know, you are important but on the rung below my IRL peeps. 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

I may get fancy one day and send like newsletters or something. Being real, I’m more likely to change the site to a new platform and delete all your contact information.

Additional information

How we protect your data

I’ll employ complex passwords for the admin stuffs. Do some in transit encryption and add any free Amazon AWS security services to protect us, because I’m in the same boat.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If there is a breach. The IT guy (me) will talk to leadership (me) and report to the board (me) who will instruct leadership, to tell the IT guy, to fix his shit.

What third parties we receive data from

None

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

None

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

None

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