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In a Nutshell

Thank you for your interest in our website and for considering signing up to participate in the comments section.

What follows is some information regarding your privacy and what you can expect when engaging on our platform.

To ensure a seamless user experience, we require your email address to create a secure account. This allows us to uniquely identify you and provide you with access to the features and benefits of this website.

Rest assured that we have no intention of using or selling your data for any purpose other than what is outlined in our Privacy Policy below.

In order to understand how this website is performing and how we can improve it, we utilize Google Analytics, a tool that provides valuable insights into user behavior and helps us optimize our content.

Google Analytics collects data such as the pages you visit, the time spent on each page, and how you navigate through our site. This information is aggregated and anonymized to enhance your browsing experience and tailor our content to better meet your needs.

It’s important to note that our website is built on WordPress, a popular content management system.

We use various plugins, such as Elementor,, Yoast SEO, and Templately, to manage the content and its presentation. Each of these plugins has its own privacy policy, which may be complex and worth considering when signing up. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of these plugins to understand how they handle your data.

We understand that privacy can be a concern and take it seriously. While we strive to protect your information and maintain the security of our platform, it’s important to remember that no system is entirely immune to potential risks.

We strongly recommend reading our full Privacy Policy below to understand how we handle your data, including details about data storage, security measures, data retention periods, and your rights regarding your personal information.

If you have any questions or concerns or need further clarification about our privacy practices, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

We value your privacy and are here to address any inquiries you may have.

Thank you for your trust and for considering being a part of this community. We look forward to providing you with a safe and enjoyable experience on this website.

Who we are

You can find our website at It is managed and published by Clinton Fein, with contributions from designers, artists, programmers, content providers, and occasionally the staff of the various service providers we use to assist with the site’s operation.


When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form and the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help with spam detection.


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.


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 visit our login page, 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 set up several cookies to save your login information and screen display choices. Login cookies last two days, and screen options cookies last 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 a comment, 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 usually expires after 1 day.

About SSL and why we use it

An SSL certificate, which stands for Secure Sockets Layer, plays an important role in securing the communication between your web browser and a website’s server. When you visit a website with an SSL certificate, you’ll notice that the website’s URL starts with “https://” instead of “http://”. The additional “s” indicates that the website is using a secure connection.

Here are the key benefits of an SSL certificate:

  1. Data Encryption: An SSL certificate encrypts the data transmitted between your browser and the website’s server. This means that any sensitive information, such as login credentials, credit card details, or personal data, is transformed into a secure code during transmission. Encryption helps protect your information from unauthorized access by hackers or malicious actors who may try to intercept the data.

  2. Data Integrity: SSL certificates also ensure data integrity. This means that the information you send or receive cannot be tampered with or altered during transit. The encryption algorithms used in SSL certificates create a unique digital signature for each data packet, allowing the receiving server to verify that the data hasn’t been modified.

  3. User Trust and Confidence: When a website has an SSL certificate, your browser displays visual cues such as a padlock icon or a green address bar. These indicators reassure you that the website has taken measures to protect your data. Seeing these trust indicators helps establish confidence in the website’s legitimacy and encourages users to interact with the site without worrying about their information being compromised.

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 exactly 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.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can automatically recognize and approve any follow-up comments instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on this website, we also store the personal information you provide in your user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except you cannot change your 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 your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.