Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


We do not store traditional log files at all. We do, however, use Google Analytics to measure site performance. This, to our knowledge, does NOT record individual IP addresses nor any other Personally Identifiable Information (PID).

Thus we should be in compliance with the GDPR of the European Union.

The primary server is hosted in Manheim, Germany, with static asset mirrors in Seattle, WA, and Dallas, TX.

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments.

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.

Contact forms


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

We do not store traditional log files at all. We do, however, use Google Analytics to measure site performance. This, to our knowledge, does NOT record individual IP addresses nor any other Personally Identifiable Information (PID).

You are also *heartily* encouraged to block Google Analytics if you are concerned, and other spyware, by installing the wonderful Ghostery plugin for Chrome and Firefox.

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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

All user contributed content will be cached as HTML and CSS and images and stored in servers around the world, not limited to Germany, the UK, USA and Costa Rica.

Your contact information

See our Contact page for how to reach us.

Additional information

How we protect your data

This site is managed in an arbitrary and transient Docker containers. All web server logs are kept in transient memory and are reset periodically every 24 hours at midnight CST6CDT or whenever the server is restarted.

What data breach procedures we have in place

All source code is stored in an off-site git repository. We will know if any file has been unexpectedly modified, and how and when.

What third parties we receive data from

Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, WordPress

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

We conduct no automated decision making or user profiling.