Below is some stuff you should read if you are concerned about privacy.
The simple act of visiting a website leaves a trail of information, a “digital footprint,” about visitors like you. Sometimes this footprint is vague and preserves your anonymity and other times it is tied specifically to you and your real life identity.
If all you do is click around and read pages, the data captured about you is vague. If you leave a comment or sign up for a newsletter, the data captured about you is sometimes very specific. Almost all web sites on the web today collect data in this fashion about visitors, and this site is no different.
Data is used for the express purpose of enabling you to read, respond to, and discover published content topical to this site, and nothing else. Pretty much it lets you comment and become a subscriber. I don’t sell your info or give it to anyone else. Frankly, I wouldn’t know where to start. If you’d like me to remove something, let me know. I’d rather keep you as a reader than have some data about you that you didn’t feel comfortable with me having.
Data may be kept indefinitely. Don’t get all freaked out. That means I’m not going to go back and purge comments from Oct. 27th, 2011. So if you told me to screw off and die that day, well, everyone will know about your distaste for me til this website goes dark. It also means I don’t purge emails. As I said before, if you’d like me to remove yours, just ask.
Data may be given to advertisers. Again, don’t get all freaked out. I mean this in the sense that I may give traffic data and potentially demographic data if I ever get a wild hair and do a reader’s poll. I won’t be giving out your email or name or anything like that.
Data is given to law enforcement only when legal process is followed. I’m all for a free-wheeling internet but if you did some bad stuff like robbed a bank somewhere and the FBI comes looking for you email? Sorry, player. I’m turning state’s evidence or whatever.
Data is collected by analytic services. It is collected by Google Analytics among other analytic services. It’s generic info that (as far as I know) is not tied to any particular person.
If you have questions shoot them to me. Basically I’m not interested in filling your email with spam or getting you on some mailing list so I can make $14. That combined with the fact that you can surf teh internets invisibly (or nearly so) with a little bit of effort means you don’t really have to share anything you don’t want to.
Based on a work at 8bit.io.