Privacy Disclosures

Hi, First, thanks for reading and subscribing to my blog! It’s good to have you here – unless you are a kid. This site is not for users age 12 or younger. Sorry, but…go away, kiddo.

Now, for the grownups…

In plain English, I just want to let you know that I participate in affiliate programs such as Google Adsense (to display Google ads) and Amazon Associates (to link to products and services on Amazon). So when you browse this site, those guys might collect some data that they need to process your requests (like when you click on an ad or on a link to go check out some product or service or some other website) as well as to give me credit for that click. It’s all kind of technical, so I can’t really explain it all lol.

But the short version is that there’s nothing fishy going on here. I’m not going to spam you, sell your data, share your data without your permission or anything sinister like that. In fact, I don’t even store any personal info myself, other than maybe an email address from those of you who contact me through contact forms – that way I can reply back.

I’m just a regular guy who blogs and puts ads and an occasional affiliate link to something cool on Amazon or wherever. If you’ve been using the internet for more than a day, you probably already know how this all works and that it’s nothing to stress over. And if this IS your first day online – WELCOME TO THE INTERNET =D

Okay, here’s the legal blah blah blah…

Google advertising cookies

Google uses cookies to help serve the ads it displays on the websites of its partners, such as websites displaying Google ads (that means bloggers like me) or participating in Google certified ad networks. When users visit a Google partner’s website, a cookie may be dropped on that end user’s browser.

  • Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to this website.
  • Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on your visit to this  site.
  • Users may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info.)

Amazon Associates Affiliate Program

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases made through links on my site at no extra cost to you (i.e. if you buy something, Amazon pays me a small commission out of their pockets).

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

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.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service like Akismet or similar spam filter services.

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.

Analytics

I have installed analytics apps from WordPress and Google to track how many people are visiting my blog and to see what posts they seem to like the most, based on clicks and time-on-page data. This helps me know what content you guys find interesting so that I can create more on those topics.