Privacy Policy

SpamTH I like spam on whole wheat bread or in a mac & cheese casserole, but hate having my In-Box stuffed with trashy come-ons as much as you do and I refuse to contribute to the proliferation of spam e-mail.  Therefore:

  • RSS and Kindle subscriptions are totally anonymous.  Even I don’t know who you are.
  • E-Mail subscriptions are handled by an in-house robot to assure your privacy.  This mailing list is used only to send notices of new posts.
  • I do not rent, lease or sell addresses from our e-mail subscriber list to anyone.
  • I do not provide mailing services to other companies using our subscriber list.

If you would like to keep up with new postings, please subscribe by E-Mail (utility bottom of page) or through the Kindle blog. It’s really simple to do and if you change your mind you may unsubscribe at any time.  The Kindle subscription sends new articles to your Kindle or Kindle ap, the e-mail subscription is a notice with blurb and link to the new article.  Both now update you upon publication of each post.  Now, on to the required legal junk.

Personal Data Collection

We do not require anyone to log-in or sign-up for a membership to read our content or to leave a comment.  Therefore NO personal information is collected by using this web site.

Our traffic analysis software records the browser software being used, the IP address (as a numeric string) and country of origin of each of our visitors  but does not attempt to discover, much less store, the user’s name or specific location.

Comments

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) is provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/.  After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public along with the content of your comment.

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.

If you become paranoid, you may request deletion of all your comments by e-mailing us and provide the exact name and e-mail address you used to make the comment(s).  We will then go into the database, search for that specific information and delete it.

Media

If you upload images to our website in your comment, 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.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies on your computer.  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 before disposal.  No one likes stale cookies.