Privacy Policy

This is Dan at qohelet.io writing. I value your privacy, but unfortunately that doesn’t mean that any of the third-party advertising networks, data brokers, networks of affiliate sites, parent companies, subsidiaries, and other entities that I do business with value it (although they all claim to as far as I know). So here’s a little more detail in case you care to read it:

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, qohelet.io collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how our visitors use this website. qohelet.io also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on the WordPress blog.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

qohelet.io discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its service providers, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on qohelet.io’s behalf or to provide services available at qohelet.io’s website.

Some of those service providers, contractors, and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using qohelet.io’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. qohelet.io will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its service providers, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, qohelet.io discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when qohelet.io believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of qohelet.io, third parties or the public at large. If you send a request (for example via a support email or via another feedback mechanism), I reserve the right to publish it in order to help clarify or respond to your request or to help support other users.

qohelet.io is a small personal blog and its owner has limited resources. While I try to take reasonable measures to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information, I don’t have the time, money, nor other resources to take all measures reasonably necessary to protect your information. If you don’t want your information to be compromised through this site, don’t provide it and/or don’t use/visit this website.

Cookies

This website or any related third party sites may leave behind a little gift known as a cookie—a string of information filled with inscrutable gibberish that allows various computers around the globe to identify you, including your preferences, browser settings, which parts of the site you visited, which ads you clicked on, and whether you actually purchased something.

Those same cookies may let our advertising and data broker partners track you across every other site you visit, then dump all of your information into a huge database attached to a unique ID number, which they may sell ad infinitum without ever notifying you or asking for permission.

qohelet.io visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using this website, with the drawback that certain features of this website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If qohelet.io, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that qohelet.io goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of qohelet.io may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Data Retention

Your information may be stored for an indefinite amount of time. And when I do eventually get around to deleting it, you can bet it’s still kicking around on some network backup drives in somebody’s closet. There’s nothing I can do about that unless you want to pay me a ridiculous sum of money to maintain and secure my own server to host this blog / website. And even then, I’ll still probably outsource it.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by qohelet.io and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Don’t like this privacy policy?

Hey, Did somebody hold a gun to your head and force you to visit this site? No, they did not. Did you run into a pay wall on the home page demanding your credit card number? No, you did not. You think I just give all this stuff away because I’m a nice guy? Bet you also think every roomful of manure has a pony buried inside.

This Privacy Policy may change at any time. If you want to know about changes, it’s your responsibility to frequently check this page for any changes to it. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change. But then, you probably stopped reading after the first paragraph.


I’m using some text from Automattic’s privacy policy which they’ve graciously made available under a Creative Commons Sharealike license. Some text was also written by Dan Tynan, who made his privacy policy open source and free for others to use.