Privacy Policy

Plain-Language Introduction

This is a personal web site. I’m not interested in your personal information, so I don’t collect it, other than what is needed to serve web pages you requested. I’ve disabled as many third-party services as I can, while still allowing things like comments, spam filters, and new post notifications to work. In the future, I may begin using more in-depth analytics to see what content is popular, but if that happens, I will update this policy and provide notice via a post.

I self-host as much media as I can. If I’ve linked something from another site, though, such as YouTube, Bandcamp, Vimeo, etc., playing that media may allow the host site to collect information about you. But unless you’ve never watched a YouTube video or streamed something from Soundcloud, they’ve already got your information. I also don’t use any advertising.

The remainder of this policy has been automatically generated based on what’s running behind the scenes. I’ve filled in the blanks where needed.

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.raytoler.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string 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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

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

Contact forms are not currently in use on the site. This policy will be updated if any are created.

Cookies

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Analytics are not currently being used. This policy will be updated and notice provided via a post if they are enabled in the future.

Who we share your data with

Nobody. Seriously, nobody.

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.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Reasonable precautions are taken to protect any information you provide, but nothing beyond what a normal private person would do to protect the information provided by their friends. If you’re worried about a data breach from this site, please don’t provide any information.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If we become aware of a data breach, we will take reasonable steps to identify and inform anyone affected.

What third parties we receive data from

We don’t utilize any third party analytics or profiling services.