We will never share your email address or any other personal information with anyone without your direct consent unless required by law.
What personal information do we collect from the people that visit this website, when do we do that, and how do we use this information?
When you leave a comment
We ask for your name and we publish it together with your comment. You need to supply a name but it does not have to be your real name.
We ask for your email address. We use it only to identify you unless you specifically ask us to use it some other way. We do not make it public. You need to supply an email address but it does not need to be your real email address. You must not supply a valid email address of another person unless that person has given you permission in writing to do this.
We ask for your website address and if you give it then we publish it together with your comment. You do not need to supply it.
When you fill our Contact Form
We ask for your name. If we decide to reply to your message, we use it in our reply. It is not made public or used otherwise unless you specifically ask for it. You need to supply a name but it does not have to be your real name.
We ask for your email address. If we choose to reply to your message, we use it to send you our reply. It is not made public or used otherwise unless you specifically ask for it. You need to supply an email address but it does not need to be your real email address. You must not supply a valid email address of another person unless that person has given you permission in writing to do this.
We do not maintain any mailing lists. If we send you any email messages as indicated above, you may request that we stop sending you any messages by asking for this in your reply or by filling our Contact Form.
We do not transfer any of your personal information to any third party unless required by law or you have specifically requested us to transfer your information to a specific third party or parties.
How do we protect your information?
We use regular Malware Scanning.
We do not offer secure connection to our site. For this reason, the information you submit, is vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks. Such attacks are not common but are possible in principle. If you are not comfortable with the risk that your information is stolen via such an attack, do not submit your information.
Non-personally identifiable information
What is collected and when
Like many other websites, we use log files to help learn about when, from where, and how often traffic flows to this site. The information in the log files include:
- Internet Protocol addresses (IP)
- Types of browser
- Internet Service Provider (ISP)
- Date and time stamp
- Referring and exit pages
- Number of clicks
Your IP address is recorded when you leave a comment
To combat spam, the WordPress blogging platform records the IP address of anyone submitting a comment, in addition to the name and email address submitted in the comment form.
It is activated when you use our Contact form and click
I’m not a robot. (We do not use invisible Google reCAPTCHA.)
Cookies and web beacons
Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (unless you disallow).
If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your web browser options. Instructions for doing so and for other cookie-related management can be found on the specific web browsers’ websites.
Like nearly all WordPress blogs, this site stores a cookie on your computer whenever you leave a comment. This cookie record the name, email address, and URL that you enter when you submit a comment so that you won’t have to re-type that info the next time you leave a comment.
If users disable cookies in their browser
In such case the comment form prefill feature described above, will not work and you will have to refill your comment form.
Compliance with legislation
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously.
Users are able to change their personal information by submitting their request on our Contact Form. In such case we may have to remove comments they have posted on our website.
How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We do not honor Do Not Track signals, for technical reasons.
Does our site allow third party behavioral tracking?
Yes, we do allow third party behavioral tracking.
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The USA Federal Trade Commission enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under 13.
We do not knowingly collect or solicit Personally Identifiable Information from or about children under 13 except as permitted by law. If we discover that we have received any information from a child under 13 in violation of this policy, we will delete that information immediately. If you believe this website has any information from or about anyone under 13, please notify us by using our Contact Form.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify the users by posting a notice on our website within 7 business days.
CAN SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a US law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:
Please see above.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails:
You can make your request by using our Contact Form or by responding to our email and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
We include links to other websites, either for their content or as advertisement. These other websites are not covered by this policy.
Changes to this policy
We have drafted this policy to adhere to it.
You are welcome to use this policy as a basis of your own policy provided that you indicate this on your website and give a link to this page. In such case you are welcome to post a link to your policy in a comment below.
Last updated: January 29, 2020. Removed SekiNdo advertisements and added Google reCAPTCHA. Home