Privacy Policy

Updated August 17, 2015

The purpose of this privacy policy to inform you about what personally identifiable information (PII) this website collects and what may be done with it.

You are not required to submit any PII to use this website. However, the server for this website and/or Google Analytics may collect data about your visit, your computer’s IP address, geographic location, browser type, operating system, referral source, pages visited, and other analytics data. I may review that data from time to time to understand how the website is used and to improve the website for users. I do not currently provide that data to any third parties. You can opt out of Google Analytics tracking by using the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser add-on.

This website utilizes the Monarch Social Sharing Plugin to track which articles or pages are being shared across different social networks and shared via email and to track social network follow activity. I may review these statistics from time to time to understand which articles or pages are popular with users and to understand how the website is being used. I do not currently provide that data to any third parties.

I do not track users after they visit my site. This website does not respond to “Do Not Track” (DNT) signals.

At your election, you may provide your email address to subscribe to my blog newsletter. You may provide PII in order to post comments and as part of comments on the blog. You should be aware that anything you post and any PII you disclose in blog comments will be available for others to see, via the Internet, around the world.

If at any time you would like me to remove your PII from my database, please email me directly at [email protected]. You may unsubscribe from my blog newsletter mailing list by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any blog newsletter.

Please do not disclose to me the PII of any other person without that person’s consent.

This site is directed to adults and not directed to children under the age of 13. I ask that minors not submit any PII. This site complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and does not permit registration by, and will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from, anyone under 13 years of age.

I will take reasonable technical precautions to prevent the loss, misuse, or alteration of your PII. I will not provide your email address or any other PII to any other person, other than (i) to Feedburner or other providers which assist me in sending my blog newsletter and emails, or (ii) if required to be disclosed by law or in connection with any actual or threatened legal proceeding.

I reserve the right to remove any comments from the blog if I find them offensive, defamatory, obscene, abusive, vulgar, spam, or in any way inappropriate. I also reserve the right to ban users that post spam in the comments section and/or pose a security risk to the website.

I may update this Privacy Policy from time to time by posting an updated version on this page of my website.