The simple act of visiting a website leaves a trail of information, a “digital footprint,” about visitors like you. Sometimes this footprint is vague and preserves your anonymity and other times it is tied specifically to you and your real life identity.
If all you do is click around and read pages, the data captured about you is vague. If you register to leave a comment, the data captured about you is sometimes very specific. Almost all web sites on the web today collect data in this fashion about visitors, and this site is no different.
Contact information is available at the About link in the top menu bar. (Go to the very bottom of the About page.)
Data is used for the express purpose of enabling you to read, respond to, and discover published content topical to this site, and nothing else.
Data may be kept indefinitely. (“Data” is primarily registration for posting comments on the blog.)
Data is never bartered or sold for commercial gain.
Data is never given to advertisers. (There are no advertisers on this site!)
Data is given to law enforcement only when legal process is followed.
Data may be collected by analytic services–though I don’t intend that to be the case. (I.e., I’m not trying to “harvest” any data, but if I install a plugin that saves data without my realizing it, or I should forget to change a statement here down the road, I’m not promising “no collection,” though see above under Commerce and Advertising.)
Dr. Wayne Slusser, 538 Venard Rd., Clarks Summit, PA 18411 USA
Based on a work at 8bit.io.