Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: (if you couldn’t figure that out from the URL you’re viewing this on). If you are viewing this on a different URL then something is wrong. Further information is available and accurate in the WHOIS domain registration database for this domain, which is publicly available.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We collect statistical information about IP addresses, web browsers, search engine terms, and web pages viewed by users. This helps us understand the website’s popularity. IP addresses identify a user as unique from other visitors.

Who we share your data with

Your information is not sold to third parties. Information you provide for credit card purchases will be provided for credit card processing, obviously. But, we do not collect your information, then sell it as might a research firm contracting with research clients.

How long we retain your data

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.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Contact information

Additional information

How we protect your data

Your data is protected by multiple layers of secure encryption and double authentication login procedures. Information is stored in secure databases that are not available outside the server and only transferred to new or backup servers through encrypted channels.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If a data breach is discovered, we will close the related site immediately for rebuilding and inform the relevant police authorities.

What third parties we receive data from

We may receive third party data, such as an “avatar” picture or other information you have made publicly available on services such as Facebook, Gravatar, Google, etc. This is part of an automated process for such purposes as making your public picture appear in your profile area, but it is possible it might never be used.

Some data might be used through “smart” ad services and other social accounts, such as Dailymotion, YouTube, or other services that provide content as may appear on this website. Ads, “suggestions”, and such from content on this website may use information you have already agreed to having collected for that purpose, such as your search history to be used in selecting ads you may be more interested in. But, we don’t actually retain or process any of that information, it’s just passing through this website. Such information remains between you and those third parties.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Automated decision making governs how data is used when it comes from third parties (above). Data from third parties operates fully automated on this website. We don’t paw through it manually.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

To our knowledge, we are not involved in industries with additional privacy regulations since our use of consumer data is limited. This is not a research or data mining firm nor do we work with such firms. We just post content and let users view it or pay to log in and view premium features.

Data Collected to Manage Your Membership

At checkout, we will collect your name, email address, username, and password. This information is used to setup your account for our site. If you are redirected to an offsite payment gateway to complete your payment, we may store this information in a temporary session variable to setup your account when you return to our site.

At checkout, we may also collect your billing address and phone number. This information is used to confirm your credit card. The billing address and phone number are saved by our site to prepopulate the checkout form for future purchases and so we can get in touch with you if needed to discuss your order.

At checkout, we may also collect your credit card number, expiration date, and security code. This information is passed to our payment gateway to process your purchase. The last 4 digits of your credit card number and the expiration date are saved by our site to use for reference and to send you an email if your credit card will expire before the next recurring payment.

When logged in, we use cookies to track some of your activity on our site including logins, visits, and page views.

Patreon features in this website

In order to enable you to use this website with Patreon services, we save certain functionally important Patreon information about you in this website if you log in with Patreon.

These include your Patreon user id, Patreon username, your first, last names and your vanity name. Additionally, the id of your campaign at Patreon and your campaign’s Patreon URL are also saved.

If you request that your data be deleted from this website, this data will also be deleted and Patreon functionality will not work. You would need to register on this website and log in to this website with Patreon again in order to re-populate this data and have Patreon functionality working again.