TL;DR: This site uses software, add-ons, plugins, and services that do things that I, the website owner, don’t understand. While I try to protect your privacy, I guarantee nothing. Use this site at your own risk.

Remember, this a website on the Internet. The Internet a hive of scum, villainy, and rampant secret data collection. Expect that every bit of software you interact with is hoovering up every bit of data it can get about you, whether you know about it or not, and whether or not you give permission.

Who we are

Website address:

Best way to contact us: use the Contact form

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

In addition to forms that let you choose what information you supply, automatic data collection on or linked to this site may use cookies, pixels, and other technologies.


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.

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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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

We receive and keep data you enter in forms on this site, including your contact information.


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.

If you visit our login page, 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 (such as videos, images, articles, links, 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 software gathers and keeps anonymized data about site visitors.

Data collection by third parties

Third parties whose technologies and services we use may collect data about you and your use of this site. The website software, additional software and services we use to extend its functionality, and third parties such as advertisers, marketing platforms, affiliate programs, and so on may serve content and advertisements. They may place or recognize cookies on your browser. They may collect information directly from you, and provide information about your choices about opting out from online advertising where required by law.


Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email. We may also share certain data with advertising partners.

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. 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

If you enter your contact information, we receive it. We may send you individual emails using that information. You will only get on email lists you sign up for, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Armed gnomes, pixies, and ghosts protect your data from supernatural invaders. Other than that, I don’t have a clue.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We will run around screaming and pull our hair if we learn of a data breach. So don’t tell us.

What third parties we receive data from

We go to LOTS of parties and can’t keep track of all the information we receive there. Not to worry; most of it is just random gossip.

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

I have no idea what the software on this site does. Really.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

We may be required to disclose if we are industrious, but so far we are pretty lazy.