Privacy Policy

The policies outlined here are subject to change at any time. Please frequently check this page for any changes to the policies.

Note: I am not a lawyer, and this page is not legally binding. If you have any questions please send me an email. This website is provided as-is for your reference and has no warranties of any kind. I am not responsible for what you do on this website or anywhere else.

One benefit of me not being a lawyer is that this page will be much more easier to understand. Let’s start!

Warning about 3rd party privacy policies

In addition to the data collected by servers, my blog uses Google AdSense and Google Analytics. Privacy policies outlined by them apply as well. If you do not want to be tracked by Google, I suggest downloading a free ad-block extension, such as uBlock Origin.

Some of my blog extensions are run by Automattic and Akismet. Their privacy policies apply too. Because they are crucial for the site’s correct functioning, such as commenting and spam prevention, it is not possible to disable them. I suggest not visiting my website if this bothers you.

What data is collected?

When you visit this site, the server will collect the following information:

  • The page you visited
  • The IP address
  • Any other connection request details from your browser

The above details will be stored in a log file.

Where is the data saved?

The data is saved on DigitalOcean’s servers. Their privacy policy applies here.

This site is run entirely on DigitalOcean’s servers. (for now)

What do you do with the data?

Absolutely nothing. It will sit there on the server until a maintenance period rolls around, and then I’ll purge it if the log file gets too big.

If authorities ask for the data I will share the data with them, provided they have the legal authority to request said data. When that happens, I will update this page, unless said authorities ask me not to divulge the information under some act or something like that.

To this date I have not received any correspondence with legal authorities requesting information about my website. (Watch very closely for the removal of this sign.)

So please don’t do illegal things. (hooray crime is no more)

Why save log files?

  1. It’s a good way of troubleshooting. Some users say some parts of my website are broken from time to time. When that happens, it’s really easy to track down what they were viewing at the time and fix the issue quickly.
  2. I don’t know how to disable the logging function of nginx.

In short, I don’t collect the log data to do nefarious things.

How long will the data be retained?

It will be retained until, again, I do maintenance on the server, such that the log files are wiped.

Do you accept requests to delete data?

Sure. Send me an email. I will look into it.

This does NOT mean that your data will be deleted with 100% certainty. I do periodical server backups which may contain log files containing your data. Because I can’t go back through hundreds and hundreds of server archives and delete your info from each one, I will honor your request to a reasonable amount of work.

In addition, if I have been legally forced to hand over data, or if circumstances prevent me from deleting the data, it will not be deleted.

Questions?

Want something answered that you don’t see on this page? Email me!