Yeah, the privacy stuff, interesting reading huh? is big on privacy.

We do not, and will never, sell, trade, rent or loan your personal information to others unless instructed by a court of law, and then, frankly, it may well be the least of your troubles.

There are two methods by which your personal information is collected:

1. your personal information submitted on the contact form, ie, name and email address;
2, the use of tracking software.

1. The site contact form itself does not save your name or email address, ie, there’s no record kept on the site database of your name, email address or message.

Your name and email address do, of course, appear on the contact form email so a reply can be sent. Your email is sent to a dedicated email account and retained, as is any reply. At some point, you may receive an email alert to an eventual book release. This is as secure as any Mac-based email account, ie, generally spam-free.

2. There are two types of tracking software aboard, mostly replicating functions: a basic log as part of the Textpattern program used to create the website and Google Analytics.

Textpattern log files: retains the date/time stamp internet protocol, IP, addresses, page accessed, and referring page information for a month.

Google Analytics, a free web analytics service provided by Google, uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your website use (including your IP address) is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States and retained, being Google, forever. The retained information is extensive, including browser, average visit duration, pages per visit, traffic sources, site speed, country and city of the user, etc.

Google Analytics is used because knowing about current use is helpful to shape future content.

There’s a bit of site tuning motivation with the trackers, but in truth, it’s as much pure vanity, ie, oh, people are actually looking at the site.

If you are at all worried by these revelations, take a look at other privacy policies: most newspaper sites, for instance, basically say, we will use your personal information in any way we can make money.

That ain’t happening here. There’s not even ads. contains links to other websites, mostly found on links to useful websites. We are not responsible for information on, or the privacy practices of, those other websites.


This privacy statement can, and probably will, be changed anytime. Any changes in the policy will be posted on this website.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of, or your dealings with this site, please contact me directly via the contact form.