Privacy



We respect your privacy. We don’t actively collect anything about you whatsoever.

We keep all that we are expected to keep private, private, only releasing this information when required to do so by law. We do not sell, trade, or give away, what we know about you as an individual.

Currently we do not store any cookies on your machine, but Google and its associates do.

We do not try to download any software to your machine, but we may in the future try to drop a couple of cookies to help improve our service.
A cookie is a small text file that is written to, and read from your computer. A cookie cannot harm you or your computer.

We rent the computer that hosts this site. It is fully manged by Site5 and they have access to the server logs. This should not concern you. A host can only log the name of your browser, browser version, screen size, your IP address, which pages you have visited, and when. This stuff shouldn’t worry you. Our hosting company doesn’t even bother to collect most of this data.

We also have access to the logs and we use them for statistically tracking the number of visitors, detecting errors, improving the site, and making it more responsive to search queries.

The logs are less informative and accurate than is suggested by the previous two paragraphs. Many requests are served by caches on your machine, your local ISP, or the host’s servers. This makes it very difficult to track patterns of usage by individual visitors. Month over month trends are more obvious.

Client side scripts are programs that can be run on your machine. They only run in the web browser that you have opened and they cannot escape to harm your machine or steal information.

Most of the web pages use Java scripts. None are harmful and some are highly benevolent.

The site does not use Java yet. And if it ever does it will be for demonstratinf the use of Java.

Google does drop cookies on your machine and makes a summary of the collected data available to me. Also, we are told that the use of bigger monitors is growing and there are an increasing number of monitor sizes on the market, the latter makes site design more problematic.

Google does try to drop third party cookies on your machine. Many believe that it is advisable to block all third party cookies. Third party cookies allow comprehensive patterns of your behavior on the internet to be recorded. While this information is important to marketers, it does have overtones of privacy infringement, reminiscent of George Orwell’s prediction of Big Brother watching you. The opposing view is that advertizing provides useful information to visitors and generates money for site owners, thus funding sites like this one.

It is possible to block all or just 3rd party cookies by using you browser’s settings. The techniques vary over time and by browser. Pressing the browser’s help button is your best option for information. Remember this has to be done for each machine and each browser used.

Google uses third party cookies to serve ads on this site. Google uses what it calls the DART cookie enabling it to serve ads to users based on their visit to both this site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.