Privacy Policy

Legalism and whatnot apparently requires websites to have privacy policies these days, particularly if they make use of cookies and/or advertising, so here we go.

Wait, What?

Privacy is a great idea. You like yours, and I like mine, too. I have absolutely no interest in violating your privacy, so this page describes what I know about what sort of information is collected and how it is used when you visit Lots of sites use "privacy policy generators" to cut and paste boilerplate, and while some of the language you see below was cribbed from elsewhere, I did spend time researching all this in a good-faith effort to discover all that is applicable and translate it into reasonable English.

Log Files
Like many other sites hosted on Blogger or other platforms, makes use of log files. The information inside these log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, type of browser, Internet service provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information, are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Also like many other sites, (via the Blogger platform) uses "cookies" to store information about visitor preferences, record user-specific information on which pages you access or visit, and customize Web page content based on your browser type or other information sent via your browser. Some people don't like cookies, and if you're one of them, your browser has settings to disable them. Check the help feature on your browser to find out how to do this, if you don't know how.

I do not share personal information with third parties nor do I store any information about your visit to other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies. Pretty much I just look at the log files to see how people are getting to my blog and what they are reading.

I do not use Google Analytics, which uses more advanced tracking cookies and such to help bloggers, online vendors, and other website owners analyze traffic to their sites; however, it's possible I may decide to make use of it sometime in the future, at which point I'll disclose that here.

Advertising contains no third-party advertising, targeted or otherwise, at this time. However, at some point in the future I may decide to opt-in to something like Google AdSense, at which point I will disclose that here and include what is known about how these ad networks function.

Republished Content
Although I have adopted a Creative Commons license with regard to others' republishing of what I've posted on, I do not consider myself responsible for republished content on other blogs or websites.

Google is hosted on the Blogger platform, which is owned and operated by Google. If you make use of any Google services and/or want to know how they gather and use information, you can read their privacy policy here.

NSA Surveillance
In case you were unaware, the U.S. government, via its National Security Agency, collects and stores the Internet communications of pretty much anyone it can in a big data warehouse in Utah or somewhere. I find this to be pretty creepy and believe you should, too. You can learn all about it from the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Changes to This Policy
I'll post any updates or changes to this policy here, along with the date of the updates or changes, so you are encouraged to re-visit this page from time to time to make sure you're still cool with everything. If you have any questions or concerns, you can always send me a note at (no, it's not an encrypted address). However, as I am neither a lawyer nor a web geek, you are encouraged to conduct your own research into privacy issues. A good place to start, again, is EFF.

Updated: January 2016