Privacy Policy

Who I Am

Apparently WordPress thinks I need a privacy policy. We know you never read these things, but lawyers will look for any danged thing to pick apart. If you’re here, you already know that my website address is

I’m a cat, though. Meow.

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.

But seriously. Don’t try to post unwanted media. It’s a security risk for all of us.

Contact forms

No contact form at this time. I don’t want to get spammed to death right now. Feel free to answer a poll, though.


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 visit our login page, 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

Because I know you like privacy, I don’t willingly share your data or even collect any more data than it takes for this website to function. Just because I like to hide under my person’s bed sometimes doesn’t mean I’ve done anything wrong and I will default to assuming you aren’t doing anything wrong either.

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.

If I am elected president, I will totally be talking to regulatory agencies about not assuming that people who want to use the Internet and financial services like normal are automatically doing something illegal, though. The Constitution has something to say about that, as I recall.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. I hate spam almost as much as I hate dogs, so don’t bother spamming this site.

Your contact information

I only collect email addresses as necessary to allow you to leave comments. I won’t spam you, honest, because I hate it when the only emails I get from presidential candidates are them begging for money for their campaigns, too.

Additional information

How we protect your data

I collect as little information on you as possible and will coordinate with my web host to lock things down in the event of a possible security breach.

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

Suspected spam comments will be jettisoned. If you act like a bot, including thinking that it’s okay to post unwanted links on my site, you’re probably a bot.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

I collect no campaign donations. Any email you receive from I asking for money is fraudulent and I would appreciate hearing about it.