Please don’t interact with this website if you are under 13 – I have no wish to have any of your personal data.
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If you leave a comment, your email address will be stored in my database on my server. Please refer to my comments policy about how I reserve the right to contact you if you leave a comment for some reasons, at my own discretion.
I don’t share your personal information (email address) with a spam detection service such as Akismet.
At one time I used Disqus for comments but removed them for privacy reasons.
I use various forms of tracking, and some of these services don’t identify personal data, and others might come to a greater or lesser extent. I will almost always know typical details like what IP address you have, browser, screen resolution, where you came from, and what pages you read.
At certain times I may also know what actions you took on my site, such as which links were clicked, and with some services (historically like MyBlogLog), I may even be able to identify data down to individual people.
Subscriptions by RSS are effectively anonymous. For email subscriptions, the service is provided by Feedburner, and isn’t anonymous, as I get to see email addresses.
I try to keep all data secure, and where possible I will delete it upon request.
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