Privacy Policy

What the heck is this?

Well, you’re at my website, under the domain name Congrats! This is the privacy policy for my site. This tells you what I do with all the data (which isn’t much) that I collect from visitors (that’s you).

From here on, you’ll see the use of the word “we” in reference to myself. This is because (a) that’s how the initial template was generated, and (b) I’m too lazy to edit all the “we”s to “I”s.

What personal data we collect, and why we collect it


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 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.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, 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.


There’s some of that, sure. I mention the purely anonymous, aggregate purposes of gathering that data in the next section.

Who we share your data with

Absolutely no one, ever. We don’t sell it, share it, give it away, bake it into a cake, feed it to our cats or anything else. Some generic data might be shared with a traffic-tracking analytic service for purely anonymous, aggregate purposes, like how many visitors I’ve received from Kamchatka, or what time of day people tend to find themselves reading this drivel.

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. I have things to do. Ain’t no one got time for all that.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service.