Tracking policy

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Welcome to the Tracking Policy, sometimes also referred to as a Privacy (invasion) Policy. These are often tucked away on websites, extremely long and full of legaleese.

This was until the EU came up with thing called GDPR which meant you had relatively upfront about all the things you do to people and their data when they visit your site.

Now they are still long but include

Who I am

I am a individual who pays for this blog from my own pocket. There are no advertisements here nor do I take money from anyone for any ad real estate or endorsements. I avoid talking about my day job on here specifically because all view are my own and sometimes don’t represent the views of my employers.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Contact form

I use a WordPress plugin for my contact form which creates an email which is sent to me. I don’t share these details with anyone unless you ask me to (I’m trying to get in contact with your brother!) and destroy the original email once it’s no longer required. The plugin does not log messages and deletes your email address after one day.

Embedded content from other websites

Posts on this site may include embedded content (e.g. YouTube videos, Twitter embeds, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

I am in the process of removing all of my embedded content and replacing with screen shots so that this website can be tracker free.

If you follow a link from this site you can be sent somewhere that doesn’t share my views on tracking being bad and are subject to their rules while on their site. 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.

Analytics

I use a WordPress plugin to do some very basic analytics and altered the settings to not track IP address or location based on IP address or any other personal data. My web server does track your IP address if you visit this site – which I don’t seem able to change. I can assure you I have no interest in trying to ‘do’ anything with it.

I used to use Google Analytics but binned it off because Google are Surveillance Capitalists.

Who we share your data with

The extremely limited data I might have about you (IP address) is never shared with anyone for any reason.