Like all websites and organizations, we have to have numerous policies and procedures to cover all the legal mumbo-jumbo we have to do and you have to know. This page serves as both a general terms and conditions as well as the index to our extended policies such as publishing, comments, privacy, and more. If you have any further questions or suggestions, please contact us.
Our Policies, For Your Leisurely Reading
Here are the current policies we use for everything that has to have a policy. Clicking on each will take you to the page to read the full text.
This is some of that legal mumbo-jumbo so that you can know your rights concerning privacy and what you can expect of us around here. No secrets here!
The simple act of visiting a website leaves a trail of information, a “digital footprint,” about visitors like you. Sometimes this footprint is vague and preserves your anonymity and other times it is tied specifically to you and your real life identity.
If all you do is click around and read pages, the data captured about you is vague. If you leave a comment or sign up for a newsletter, the data captured about you is sometimes very specific. Almost all web sites on the web today collect data in this fashion about visitors, and this site is no different.
Data Collection and Usage
Data is primarily collected and used for the express purpose of enabling you to read, respond to, and discover published content topical to this site.
We collect information about visitors who comment on our sites via our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect 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).
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.
Data may be kept indefinitely.
Data is never bartered or sold for commercial gain.
Data is used by advertising software in order to render ads that are applicable to you. We don’t sell your info for this, this is just done automatically by Google, Facebook, and almost every other site out there. See “Analytic” below for more details. Again though, nobody will be selling your info and spamming you with emails or something crazy and annoying like that!
Data may be given to law enforcement at discretion of site owner.
Data may be collected by analytic services.