Privacy & Data

Who We Are.

Our website address is: 

This is a privately hosted collection of writing and imagery managed on Drupal 8 running on a shared subscription hosting account. 

Commenting Policy.

This website strictly enforces an on-topic and respectful commenting community. 

By visiting and using this website you are in my home. This is a private website and as such is operated at the sole discretion of the administrator. Off-topic comments, spam, disrespectful and off-colour comments, and anything that is illegal in Canada or encourages illegal activity will be deleted without warning or recourse. The administrator may choose to blacklist or ban any commenter at any time without notice. Notions of “free speech” are not applicable in privately hosted environments.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it.


At the time of writing, commenting services are provided by Disqus uses single sign-on which means that you can log in with a new or existing Disqus account or with Google, Facebook, or Twitter credentials. By design, neither this website nor the administrator has access to your login information and that connection is 100% exclusive between the user and Disqus. This is to keep you safe and limit the security risk of this site. Win-win.

When visitors leave comments on the site the Disqus interface collects the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. No data whatsoever is retained on the server.

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.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms.

If you submit information through a form on this site, the contents will be delivered by email to the administrator and acted on accordingly and as appropriate at the discretion of the recipient.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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.


We use Google Analytics and anonymized data via Drupal to evaluate server status and capacity.

Who we share your data with.

Data may be transmitted between trusted connected services to support the operation of those services, but we do not actively seek to manually collect or share data in any way.

How long we retain your data.

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

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data.

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.