Privacy Policy

  • This site is a “notebook style” blog. Intending to capture my notes, it includes everything ranging from simple links and personal reflection to code, articles, and projects. Keeping to the “notebook style” blog approach, if you find anything useful here, then I am happy to have shared it with you.
  • My pledge to you is that I am honest and open about both my intent and means by which I publish that content on this site.
  • I will:
    • Say what I do.
    • Do what I say.
    • Conspicuously document it in this privacy policy.
    • Comply with this privacy policy.
    • To the best of my ability, this blog both complies with and facilitates all applicable laws in both letter and spirit to make that happen.
  • The following policy definitions spell it all out.

Values Policy

  • User communities give life to a blog. They represent an enthusiastic and diverse cross-section of the world, and its interests. Achieving the full potential of this diversity is a priority that is fundamental to everyone’s success. An essential vehicle for that success is this site’s commitment to equal opportunity.
  • Blogging activities such as reading, commenting, and sharing should be effortlessly conducted without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

Content Policy

  • The content on this site would most be of interest to adults.
  • I want it accessible, pleasant, and safe for everyone.

Copyright Policy

  • Everything on this site is licensed according to the following:

    Creative Commons License
    This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

  • I value copyright and gladly invest effort in giving full attribution to all referenced content.
  • I will do my best and sometimes I will fail: PLEASE NOTIFY WHEN I DO AND I WILL CORRECT IT AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

Disclosure Policy

  • What is “personally identifiable information (PII)” on this site?
    • When you leave comments on this site the following PII is collected: your name, email address, maybe website URL, and comment that you are leaving. This is considered PII.
      • This non-sensitive personal data is your only data stored here.
  • Google Analytics is unsafe no matter how you configure it. Consequently I removed it from this site. Using Google Analytics, I analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies. Here is how Google uses your information, and here is how they protect it along with your confidentiality.
  • No analytics are collected on this site.
  • You can turn off the use of cookies at any time by changing your specific browser settings.
  • I’m not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without my permission.
  • This privacy policy is subject to change without notice. If you have any questions, then feel free to contact me directly here: [email protected].

California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA)

  • CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy.
  • This is a personal website, not commercial, but I feel like it is useful here.
  • The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website accurately stating the data being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared and to comply with this policy.
  • See more here.

According to CalOPPA I agree to the following

  • You can visit this site anonymously.
  • The footer of every page on this site contains a link to this Privacy Policy.
    • Any privacy policy changes will be noted here.
  • If you have an account then you can change your personal information by logging in.
  • This site does not implement “Do Not Track” signals.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

  • At your request I will:
    • Erase your data.
    • Export your data and send it to:
      • you.
      • another party you specify.
    • Update your data.

Things Having Entirely to Do With Money

  • This blog relies on me to pay for it. I am it’s only source of funding.
  • You will never find ads, affiliate links, sponsored content, or any other such things here.
  • If I were ever gifted something in exchange for an honest unbiased review then I will disclose that in the post.

Things Having Entirely to Do with the Server

Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)

  • This website is only available over a secure protocol increasing the likelihood that when your site talks to my site, it is really your site talking to my site

Web Server Logs

  • Apache keeps access and error logs.
  • The logs contain IP addresses of URLs requested.
  • They are helpful to debug site errors and issues.
  • The logs are private to me, and I don’t share them with anyone unless I am legally required to do so.
  • I keep them around for as long as is useful.