Privacy policy

Information regarding this site and its vendors

August 2, 2020
Last modified June 17, 2021

This site and its owner do NOT store your personal information in any way. However, the site does use certain externally hosted services, each of which has its own privacy policies and methods of complying with applicable privacy regulations.

Notes about external services

Fathom Analytics

This site uses Fathom Analytics, which does not store your personal data in any way. Please refer also to my article, “Fathom Analytics: count on it.”

Google Fonts

When I learned that the use of Google Fonts served from Google will transmit a visitor’s apparently not anonymized IP address1 to Google, I quit using this product (and suggesting to others that they use it) and, instead, served from my own site any typefaces that aren’t part of the so-called “system fonts stack.”


This site quotes tweets in the form of purely static text (with, obviously, no tracking involved), rather than embeds of any kind.

Other considerations

Embedded videos

I no longer embed YouTube or other sites’ videos, since they can and do transmit personal information through cookies. In the two instances where I formerly did—“Some curmudgeonish thoughts” and “Coherence and COVID-19”—I replaced them with clearly identified links to their original locations, and footnoted each link with a reference and link to this privacy policy.

  1. For the discussion that convinced me to go this route after my initial skepticism about its necessity, see the Google Fonts GitHub issue, “GDPR compliance.” ↩︎