Privacy Policy

A short introduction

I’m into privacy. I just wanted to create this WordPress site to get successful engineers talking to each other, and to help them succeed as much as possible. I might sometimes email people who sign up at this website, but only if I remember how (which is doubtful) and I suddenly get the urge. I will not distribute your personal information to anybody, but WordPress might (see below).  The art is my own photography; I won’t be embedding video from other sources, so you don’t have to worry about that. If I include some audio, it will be from my own recordings. There will be some links to other online sources; they have their own privacy rules. In short, I will do my best to protect your privacy, but I’m not entirely sure how WordPress handles it. The text below is from them; I hope you can figure out what it means.

Who we are

My website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we (WordPress) collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

This is Dana again; I’ve tried to fill in the blank sections below.


There are some, but I’m interested in staying in contact with individuals with ideas, not in stats.

Who we share your data with

I don’t share it with anyone; See above for WordPress’s systems.

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.

Your contact information

The site knows your email. So I will, too. I delete the names and emails of people I don’t know, especially if they seem to be robots.

Additional information

This is a tiny blog. If it ever gets popular enough to have two hundred participants, I’ll be surprised. That said, I feel like we are in a little backwater of the internet that nobody will bother with. Probably a false sense of security. If any of you engineers want to offer feedback/help, then please do. Otherwise, I will go ahead in my naive way.

How we protect your data

If WordPress has a problem, I’ll let you know.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If WordPress has a problem, I’ll let you know.

What third parties we receive data from


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


Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

none that I know of