In the spirit of eating my own dog food, this privacy notice has been drafted using the tool which shipped in WordPress 4.9.6, which I helped to develop. Yes, that feels as weird as you think.
When visitors leave comments on articles or post, the site collects the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
Contact forms and donations
If you fill in a contact form or leave a donation, the form will collect your name and email address, site address, and the information you provide in the form.
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.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos from YouTube and WordPress.tv, tweets, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
These services may collect your IP Address, your User Agent, store and retrieve cookies on your browser, embed additional third party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including correlating your interaction with the content with your account with that service, if you are logged in to that service. I recommend exercising your privacy rights directly through the services using the links above.
This site uses Statcounter analytics to display userful statistical data about the past 25,000 pageviews. No cookies are deposited, IP addresses are masked, and no personal data is collected or retained by the service. Statcounter does not share visitor data with third parties.
The site also uses Jetpack stats to show me a straightforward list of what pages are popular. No personal data is collected or transmitted by these stats.
Contact form information and donation submissions are stored on the database for one year.
All data pertaining to personal abuse, stalking, and harassment are kept indefinitely.
This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes, including stalking and harassment.