Privacy Policy

Welcome to Your privacy is very important to me, and I am committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of visitors to my website. This Privacy Policy outlines the type of personal information received and collected by my blog. Please read it carefully to get a clear understanding of how this website ( collects, uses, protects or otherwise handles your personal information.

Note that this Privacy Policy is reviewed and revised from time to time. You will want to revisit it regularly. Your use of this site, in any and all forms, constitutes an acceptance of this Privacy Policy.

Please note that I am not in any way responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without my permission.

What personal information do I collect and how?

I collect your name and email address (when you decide to provide it to me). For example, you may fill out the contact form or submit comments to the blog.


When visitors leave comments on the site, the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string are collected to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it.
The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact Form

When visitors fill out the contact form, your email address is collected and stored temporarily for customer service purposes.

How do I use your information?

I may use the information I collect from you to follow up with you after correspondence (email inquiries).

My website ( does not sell, trade or in any way share personal information with third parties without your express permission. I do not store any information about your visit to this blog for any purpose other than to analyze web metrics and traffic and optimize content and improve your experience on this website.

The information collected is not in any way sold, rented or shared with other companies for marketing purposes.

How long do I retain your data?

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

How do I protect your information?

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks. All sensitive information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
This website implements a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information. However, this website works in conjunction with other third party sites and services and is not responsible or liable for breaches that occur on any third party site, program or cloud storage provider.

Log Files

Like many other websites, makes use of Log Files. These files merely log visitors to the site – usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information in the log files includes Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and the number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. All of this information is not linked to anything that is personally identifiable.

Google Analytics

When someone visits, I use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns. I do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. I do not make and do not allow Google to make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

You can opt-out of having your activity on the website made available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on ( for your web browser. The Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on provides visitors with the ability to prevent their data from being collected and used by Google Analytics. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity. For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit Google Privacy Policy & Terms of Service:


This website also uses cookies to store information about visitors’ preferences, and record user-specific information on pages the user visits in order to provide a custom experience.
You can turn off the use of cookies at anytime by changing your specific browser settings.

Please, refer to the Cookies Policy for more information.

Who do I share your data with?

The data that I collect on this website will not be shared with a 3rd party without your express permission.
This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist me in operating this website, or serving my users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. I may also release information when required in order to comply with the law, enforce the site policies, or protect my or others’ rights, property or safety.

Third-party links

Occasionally, at my discretion, I may include links to third-party products or services on this website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. has no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party sites for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. Nonetheless, I seek to protect the integrity of my site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

What rights do you have over your data?

If you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Update/Delete your information

If you wish to correct, update, delete or otherwise modify the information that you have provided, please email me at alice[at]

Contacting the website

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site or your dealings with this website, please feel free to e-mail me at alice[at]

Children Under the Age of 13

I believe it is important to provide added protection for children online. I encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children to observe, participate in and/or monitor and guide their online activity.
This website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any information to or on the website. does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years old. If you are under 13 years old, do not provide any information on this website, and do not use any of the comment features available. If I learn that I have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 years of age without verification of parental consent, I will delete that information.
If you believe this website might have any information from or about a child younger than 13, please contact me at alice[at]

Changes to Privacy Policy

I may modify, alter or update this Privacy Policy at any time. I will not provide individual notice to you of changes to this Privacy Policy, but when I make updates to this Privacy Policy, I will update the date in this section.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on July 25th, 2019.