If you give me your email address: I don’t sell your email to anyone, or share it for free either. Thinking about GDPR, if you want to unsubscribe from a mailing list, click unsubscribe and you are done.

I have an active, valid SSL certificate.

If you buy something from this site: PayPal is the payment gateway unless you give me a check or cash — I don’t deal with your payment info ever, and I don’t want to.

I am a real individual person who can’t wipe my brain (unless I get a bad night of sleep), but I will certainly electronically respect your right to be forgotten.

More details, mostly general boilerplate copied directly from WordPress, though still true: 

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. I personally have never looked at this.

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.

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. I try to avoid embedded content & never have autoplay.

Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service, because I get lots of spam telling me I’d get more visitors if I hired a spam company to write content for me. They are probably right.

I use Google Analytics, I think, so Google is tracking you when you visit and Google feels it knows demographic information about you. I only get very aggregate information, and as an irresponsible blogger I check about every 6 months.