Privacy policy

 

published:  August 2, 2020
last modified: November 22, 2020

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

FastComments

This site uses FastComments for commenting. For more details, please refer to the FastComments privacy policy.

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 transmit a visitor’s apparently not anonymized IP address[1] 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.”

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.

Twitter content

I do not embed tweets, since doing so makes the embedded tweets transmit personal information through cookies. Instead, each tweet is shown as a screen capture linked to its original location. For accessibility-respecting purposes, each such screen capture has a plain-text version of the tweet’s content in its ALT attribute.


  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.” ↩︎