Privacy Policy

The website author does not directly collect any user information. It is build using a static HTML generator so no databases are being used by this site. However, various third party services are used by this website which may collection various information about the users. The services are listed below.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is used to collect basic statistics about the types of users visiting this website. Not all of more privacy invasive features of Google Analytics are enabled since the author of this website does not desire to track users at the most detailed level offered by Google. Google states that usage of such features should be disclosed in a privacy policy if they are enabled. The information of most interest to the website author is the count of unique users accessing the site, the most viewed pages, referrals from other websites and social media, and the search terms used to reach the site from Google searches.

If you have a Google account, you may choose to opt out of personalized ads if you go to your Google settings. This applies to all sites that you visit while signed into your Google account. See more information below:

https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en

Cloudflare

In an effort to enhance the performance of this website, Cloudflare is the CDN (Content Distribution Network) of choice used by this website. It caches web requests, images, etc. in data centers around the world to provide greater access and performance to visitors. Other useful features include HTML/CSS minification and DDos protection in the event of an attack on this website.

Cloudflare collects basic, high-level statistics on website traffic. This is useful for monitoring the total number of unique visitors and the bandwidth usage of this website.

Cloudflare’s privacy policy is located here:

https://www.cloudflare.com/privacypolicy/

Ezoic

The ads displayed on this site are from the Google Ad Publisher Ezoic. You may view the privacy policy for Ezoic and also view their annual requests for user information.

Disqus

This site uses Disqus as the commenting system. It is a popular, easy to use system, that is a built-in feature of the static site generator theme that I used to build this site. The Disqus privacy policy is located at:

https://help.disqus.com/customer/portal/articles/466259-privacy-policy

Amazon Associates

As an Amazon Associate, this website author earns a small percentage from qualifying purchases. You may notice that product links are shared throughout this website for various electronics or other items such as books. Some of these products are similar to items the website author has personally used in his own home network. Any purchases that you make within 24 hours after clicking one of the affiliate links will give the website author a very small percentage. You will not be charged extra for products when clicking on affiliate links.

The Amazon Associate Program privacy policy is located at:

https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/help/operating/agreement

Monetization and Appreciation

The various monetization options used by this website will help pay for any web hosting fees, domain registration, enhanced Cloudflare optimizations, stock image subscription, and other costs which help support this site. Most content on this website is not sponsored so it requires revenue in order to provide a better quality user experience as well as explore areas of interest by purchasing software, services, or hardware. Therefore, your support of this website is greatly appreciated!