Privacy policy

Information regarding this site and its vendors.

2020-08-02

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.

Cloudflare

This site’s traffic goes through Cloudflare and is configured to use its Web Analytics tool, which Cloudflare claims doesn’t track individual users and doesn’t leave cookies.

Cloudinary

Cloudinary hosts and serves nearly all of the images on this site. A Cloudinary Support article says that your viewing of any such images involves no storage or use of your personal data.

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.”

Mastodon

This site reproduces Mastodon toots as purely static text and downloaded images with no tracking involved. Each toot is linked to its original location on the applicable Mastodon instance.

Twitter

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

Note: For most of 2022, the site reproduced tweets as purely static text and downloaded images with no Twitter (or other) tracking involved; however, in November, 2022, that ceased to be reliably possible following changes in the status and/or availability of one or more Twitter APIs, perhaps due to the many corporate changes at Twitter itself following its purchase by Elon Musk.

YouTube

This site uses lite-youtube-embed to provide YouTube embeds that respect your privacy. For details concerning how this works, see Sia Karamalegos’s article, “Faster YouTube embeds in Eleventy,” on which this site’s related templating is based.


  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.” ↩︎