In brief

We will never share your email address or any other personal information with anyone without your direct consent unless required by law.

Personal information

This Privacy Policy outlines the types of personal information that we collect, and how we use it.

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.

More

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

Log Files

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.

SekiNdo advertisements

SekiNdo is a system that serves ads on this site. It collects non-personally identifiable information about you to serve ads and monitor their usage. See details in SekiNdo Privacy Policy. Most of this policy does not refer to you as the user of my site but rather to me as a SekiNdo subscriber and a user of SekiNdo site. All references to you in this policy do not refer to you but rather to me as a SekiNdo subscriber. However, the section on Advertisements usage monitoring refers also to you as the user of my website and spells out how SekiNdo monitors your usage of its advertisements on my site.

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.

Comment cookies

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.

Cookies used by SekiNdo advertisements

SekiNdo advertisements use cookies on your website. For the details see SekiNdo Privacy Policy. Most of this policy does not refer to you as the user of my site but rather to me as a SekiNdo subscriber and a user of SekiNdo site. All references to you in this policy do not refer to you but rather to me as a SekiNdo subscriber. However, the section on Personal Information that SekiNdo collects indicates the cookies that SekiNdo uses for its advertising, and these cookies are sent to your browser.

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. In addition, the advertisements you will be shown, will not be tailored to your interests.

Compliance with legislation

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA requires commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. 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 stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy. See more here.

According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:

Users can visit our site anonymously.

Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page, or as a minimum on the first significant page after entering our website. (In fact, such link appears on the footer of all pages of this website.)

Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’, and can be easily be found on the page specified above.

Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes on our Privacy Policy Page (this page, see below).

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.

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using our Contact Form.

Miscellaneous

Links

We include links to other websites, either for their content or as advertisement. These other websites are not covered by this policy.

Consent

Your use of this site, in any and all forms, constitutes an acceptance of this Privacy Policy.

Changes to this policy

This Privacy Policy is reviewed and revised from time to time. You will want to revisit it regularly. When it does change, we shall also change the “Last Updated” date at the bottom of the page. This, however, does not include changes in the privacy policies of third parties indicated above; you will have to watch out for their changes by checking their update dates separately from the update date of this page.

Credits

We have drafted this policy to adhere to it.

The formulation is based in part by the privacy policy of The Hobby Blogger (used by permission) and by the privacy policy generated for us by freeprivacypolicy.com.

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: August 30, 2016. Added SekiNdo advertisements. Home

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