Privacy Policy

Well, I don’t know, guys. It’s just a blog, but apparently, there are a lot of new rules being made about privacy and stuff, so I’m going to cut and paste what I think is the required text here.

tl;dr:

It’s a blog. There are some social widgets. Those widgets use the 3rd party services they’re linked to do things on this website, like display content. I don’t know what kind of crazy things they’re tracking (links to their privacy policies below), but any info you provide on this blog in terms of comments, login details, and whatnot, it’s just saved on the database for my blog. I don’t sell it or use it in any weird or unethical ways. I’m not even sure how to view it and to be honest, I don’t have time to find out. I have other things I’d rather do with my time than stalk people who view or comment on content I’ve posted.

Privacy Policy Snippets (Cut & Pastes) and Stuff:

Jetpack Comments

This features the same data as the core WordPress commenting system: commenter’s name, email address, and site URL (if provided to the comment form), submission date/time, and IP address.

Additionally, a jetpack.wordpress.com IFrame receives the following data: WordPress.com blog ID attached to the site, ID of the post on which the comment is being submitted, commenter’s local user ID (if available), commenter’s local username (if available), commenter’s site URL (if available), MD5 hash of the commenter’s email address (if available), and the comment content.

If Akismet (also owned by Automattic) is enabled on the site (it is), the following information is sent to the service for the sole purpose of spam checking: commenter’s name, email address, site URL, IP address, and user agent.

The comment author’s name, email address, and site URL (if provided during the comment submission) are stored in cookies. Learn more about these cookies.

We (Auttomatic) sync all data and metadata associated with a user’s comment.

Social Integrations:

We use a Goodreads widget on our website in the sidebar section. As a result, our website makes requests to Goodread’s servers for you to be able to interact with that embedded Goodreads Recently Read book list using your Goodreads account (if you have one, I guess). These requests make your IP address visible to Goodreads, who may use it in accordance with their data privacy policy: https://www.goodreads.com/about/privacy

We use a Twitter widget on our website in the About & Contact section. As a result, our website makes requests to Twitter’s servers for you to be able to interact with that embedded Twitter timeline using your Twitter account. These requests make your IP address visible to Twitter, who may use it in accordance with their data privacy policy: https://twitter.com/en/privacy#update

We use a Flickr widget on our website in the About & Contact section. As a result, our website makes requests to Flickr’s servers for you to be able to interact with that embedded Flickr image list using your Flickr account (if you have one, I guess). These requests make your IP address visible to Flickr, who may use it in accordance with their data privacy policy: https://www.smugmug.com/about/privacy-flickr

We use an Instagram widget on our website in the About & Contact section. As a result, our website makes requests to Instagram’s servers for you to be able to interact with that embedded Instagram widget using your Instagram account (if you have one, I guess). These requests make your IP address visible to Instagram, who may use it in accordance with their data privacy policy: https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388