Who this is
When visitors submit forms here at the site data from the forms is collected, along with the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string (to help spam detection).
If you fill out a form on this site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website information in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you fill out another form. These cookies will last for one year, and are stored in your browser’s cache.
Note that your browser and/or operating system may have their own form-filling functionality, unrelated to the cookies used by this site. I have no control over what’s going on with that.
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.
If you fill out forms on this site, Akismet, my anti-spam vendor, collects information about you. The information typically includes the form user’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and this site’s address (along with other information directly provided by you, such as your name, email address, and message text itself).
Who your data is shared with
Some data is shared with Google for analytics purposes; such data is anonymized and handled with care, to the best of my ability and knowledge. The hosting company that runs the server maintains access logs for various administrative, technical, and security purposes, and also maintains them as required for legal reasons. Some data is processed through third-party tools such as anti-spam and forms processing services. Only God and (probably) Google know what-all else is going on with the plethora of plug-ins.
How long your data is retained
User data stored by this site is purged after a year. Any data stored in your browser cache is subject to your own browser’s caching limits and policies. If you send me email, I will keep your email address until I accidentally lose it or you ask me to drop it from my contact list.
What rights you have over your data
You can request to receive an exported file of any personal data this site holds about you, including any data you have provided. You can also request that erasure of any personal data this site holds about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.