Note: I am not a lawyer and this is not intended to be a legal document. This is more a statement of how I have approached building and running my site. The TL;DR is basically that I respect your privacy and don’t want to follow you around, but I do sometimes embed third-party content and they might want to track you; and if I’ve quoted you or used something of yours in a way that you’re not comfortable with, let me know and I’ll remove it.

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General

Any opinions expressed on this site are mine and mine alone, and are subject to change over time as I learn and grow. As you’re reading through, please don’t assume any ill intent on my part—anything dumb I say is more than likely the result of ignorance rather than malice. I’m also open to learning, so if you do see something that seems a little “off”, please get in touch and give me a nudge in the right direction.

If you need/want to get in touch with me, the best (i.e. quickest, most reliable) method is email: cam@campegg.com.

Privacy

I have the utmost respect for your privacy and have no desire to follow you around the web or work out who you are, so I don’t collect any information about you while you’re browsing my site. My web server software does create logs which may include information such as your IP address and browser information, but I only ever look at those logs to find error messages so that I can work out what has happened when things go wrong (which TBH is actually pretty often, given my skills—or lack thereof—as a coder). My server logs are held for 14 days, then deleted. I do not run any analytics. I do not send any data to any third parties.

Your preferences for color scheme and units of measurement are stored using the local storage capabilities of your browser. Neither of these things is or can be used to track you. I also store your last viewed page in session storage to enable some stuff like properly redirecting you back to where you were after changing style preferences. Depending on what actions you take on my site, Django (the framework I use to run things), may store some information—like a session ID—in a cookie. Again, this is not used to track you. Anything stored in local storage, session storage or a cookie can be deleted within your browser if you’d like. Your browser’s session storage for this site is also cleared once you navigate way from here.

This site supports webmentions; this is a feature that is explicitly built into and/or enabled in a content management system. By sending a webmention from your website to my website, you are requesting my server to note that referral and process it. Implicit in sending a webmention (as long as it it not a private webmention) is your knowledge and acceptance that I may publish that webmention, including any associated author data (e.g. author name and/or image, summary text, etc). You can revoke a webmention at your discretion by deleting the post that originated it and my server software will honor that revocation, or you can request that I remove it manually and I will likewise honor that request.

Aggregation

I sometimes pull in content from other sites and display it here; this could, for example, be in the form of an embedded tweet or YouTube video, or could be something I’ve tweeted or retweeted that I pull down via the Twitter API and display ‘natively’ (i.e. store and serve locally; I do this from several social networks). If you see something of yours displayed on this site and you’d like me to remove it, please let me know and I’ll happily take it down.

A note on embedded content: Embedded content (like the Tweets or videos mentioned above) behaves exactly the same as if you had visited the third-party site directly; the source site may set their own cookies or use additional tracking to monitor your interaction with the embedded content.

Syndication

If you’d like to quote passages, or even whole pieces, from my site, I’m OK with you doing that, provided that you attribute that syndicated content to me (i.e. don’t try and pass it off as your own). A link back to the original source is always nice, but not necessary. I’d prefer that you didn’t just lift and republish everything somewhere else (also, why would you even want to do that?), but there’s not much I can do to stop you if that’s your thing. But it is suuuuuper weird.