Because I am based in the EU and your information can be collected by this website in a few ways, I’m legally required to tell you all about it, as per the General Data Protection Act (GDPR).
Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is any information that can be used to identify or contact you.
What PII is collected by this website?
The following types of data are collected by this website and third-party services used to enhance the browsing experience:
- Cookies and usage data.
- Your name, pseudonym or username.
- Email address.
- Website URL.
- Gravatar image that is attached to your email address.
- Any personal information that is shared in your comments.
When is PII collected by this website?
- All other listed information is only collected when you enter and submit it through the comment or contact form.
How does this website use my PII?
- To monitor usage and collect valuable information used for the improvement of this website.
- To identify you when leaving comments, if you choose to do so.
- To set your preferences as a user.
- To detect, prevent, and address any technical issues.
How is my PII protected on this website?
This website is served through Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. This means all data entered by you is encrypted. Additionally, none of your information will be shared, sold, or traded unless required by law or explicit consent is given by you.
What PII is publicly available on this website?
Only your name, pseudonym or username, website URL, and Gravatar image will be shown publicly. Your email address will never be shown and therefore protected from spam, and any sensitive personal information shared in the comments section will be censored or removed as soon as it’s seen or a request is made to remove it.
How long is PII stored on this website?
Until the data is no longer necessary for the purpose it serves. Comments remain on this website indefinitely unless you request their removal, but analytics information is deleted regularly. Cookie and preference information is stored via your browser and thus is under your control.
How can I view, correct, and/or remove what PII this website has of mine?
At this point, the tools available for this are not fully automated so you will have to contact me and request to view, correct and/or delete your PII.
What can I do if I do not want to share any PII with this website?
In the case you would still like to interact with this website, but are concerned about public anonymity: you must always use a valid email address when interacting with this website, but you are welcome to use a pseudonym, username or simply ‘Anonymous’ instead of your real name when commenting.
In the case you simply do not want any kind of information collected about you, set your browser to reject cookies and do not fill out any of the forms on this website.
What are Cookies?
You may set your browser to either reject cookies or to expire upon closing your browser (session cookies) if you so choose, but your browsing experience may be altered.