Sunday, March 21, 2010

Caveat reader

UPDATED July 4, 2017

UPDATED March 25, 2015

I've commented often about matters of privacy. It's only appropriate, therefore, that I disclose how privacy is protected and respected right here on this blog.

To keep it short and sweet:

  1. I collect zero data about readers, and that includes anyone who chooses to leave a comment. (You'd expect that, right?)
  2. Google hosts all blogspot websites (and that's a lot). Since sometime in March 2012, SF and Nonsense has appeared to reside at blog.edwardmlerner.com, but that's through the magic of redirection. The server that actually hosts the blog has always belonged, and continues to belong, to Google, and I don't speak for what information they may keep. Their privacy policy is here. Google does share with me aggregate data, such as the number of page views per day and the cumulative number of views per post.
  3. For years, up until March 25, 2015, I also used Sitemeter to gather high-level visit statistics. Because of changes in Sitemeter practices -- they began serving ads to my readers, and slowing page loads for readers blocking ads -- this blog no longer uses that service.
  4. A final disclosure (and the reason I was originally inspired/obligated to write this post):
SF and Nonsense is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to allow websites to earn advertising fees by linking to Amazon.

and

Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.

#4 means, in English, that if a link in this blog takes you to Amazon.com (or to an Amazon site in a non-US country, if/as the Affiliates service is supported) and you purchase a product there within what Amazon deems the appropriate time frame, I may be paid a small commission. I won't get rich thereby (though I appreciate the support), I won't see any of your personal data (that's entirely between you and Amazon), and you won't have paid Amazon any more than if you'd gotten to that etailer by another route.

We now return you to (I'll venture a guess) more interesting content ...

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