Computer Log Files
This website is hosted on a Virtual Private Server that we control. All web servers track basic information about their visitors. This information includes, but is not limited to, IP addresses, browser details, timestamps and pages visited. The information is tracked for routine administration, maintenance and security purposes. None of this information is used to personally identify specific visitors to this site.
If you are concerned about IP tracking, we highly recommend using a VPN service. We personally use NordVPN (not an affiliate link and we receive no benefit mentioning them - just happens to be what we use), but there are a number of high quality VPNs in operation. A server MUST know an IP address in order to send the web file, so mask it if you wish.
Cookies and Web Beacons
Like most websites, this website utilizes cookies. We purposely insert only a minimum of cookies and all are fully disclosed below. Most browsers will tell you specifically which cookies are used and we highly recommend checking on our site and on all sites.
Note that you can disable cookies in your web browser if you do not wish us to collect this information. If you disable cookies, you may find certain functions to be less than ideal (such as remembering your information for commenting on posts), but the site will continue to work. The best option is to disable or enable cookies on a per-site basis. Consult your browser documentation for instructions on how to block cookies and other tracking mechanisms.
Voluntary Information We Collect About You
We only become aware of specific information about you if you provide it. Specifically:
Comments - If you leave a comment on one of our posts, we collect your name, email address and your website (if you offer it) as well as the comment itself. Your name and a link to your website (if applicable) as well as your comment are posted for other visitors to read. Your email address is stored in our system but not posted or shared in any way.
Contact Form - If you contact us via our contact page, we collect your name, email address and comment. We will never publish or share that information without permission.
We utilize Google Analytics to provide traffic analysis of our website. Primarily, we are interested in what pages on our website have the most interest to our readers and how readers find our website. We have no ability to see individual users information nor do we wish to. For more information about how they use and secure your data, please visit “How Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps” (located at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/).
We utilize the Facebook Pixel to assist our related website (see below) in developing targeted advertising on Facebook. We receive no user specific information from this reporting.
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Specific product mentions will always be noted as an "affiliate link". We receiving tracking data about which links produce overall results, but receive no user specific information.,
We do not currently work with advertisers other than those listed above or the related website noted below. In the event we do work with such advertisers in the future, we will disclose that relationship in this policy.
Other Product Links
From time to time, we will mention other products in our posts. When we do so, we will clearly disclose any relationship with the vendor and any compensation we might receive. Our comments about our experiences will never be affected by those relationships, but we believe you should know of any connection we have. Frankly, it is quite rare we ever mention products at all.
As mentioned from time-to-time, the author of this website also authors and publishes books for sale through various retailers. Those sales are through a related website, dkwall.com, and prominent links appear between the two sites. Any purchase of his books provides compensation to him Since many readers of this website are also purchasers of his books, the information gathered via this website is utilized for target marketing.
Other Disclosure of Information
- In the event that we sell any or all of our business to an outside buyer. We have no expectation of such an event, but will disclose such a sell should it ever occur.
- Where we are legally required by law to disclose your personal information. We have never received such a request nor released any information.
- To help with fraud protection and reduce the risk of fraud. Again, we have never received such a request nor released any information.
Right To Be Forgotten
We will gladly remove all digital records of your presence on our website upon your emailed request. Simply provide us the email address you use to interact with our website (the request must come from the address so we can verify the validity of the request) and we will remove all traces within thirty days. Note that this will include permanently erasing all comments you have made and removing you from our newsletter.
Last updated August 14, 2021