Privacy Policy

Last updated April 20, 2019

I don’t believe you should be tracked across the Internet because of code I’ve installed on my website. And, as an aside, I don’t think tracking what you do across the Internet is something that should be done.

Here’s what I can tell you about tracking code I’ve installed on my site and the collection of personal information.

Tracking Code

I use a service called Fathom Analytics to track the following:

  • What pages you visit – This tells me if anything I’ve posted here is popular, or even read for that matter.
  • Where you came from using the HTTP referer header. For example, you may have landed on this site by searching for it using DuckDuckGo
  • When you arrived and how long you spend on a page – This tells me what time of day people visit the site and how valuable (in terms of time its worth to you) the things I’ve written are. Low numbers mean people don’t spend any time reading what I wrote. High numbers (hopefully) mean people are engaged and enjoying something I wrote.

Additionally, this server is running Apache and, like all web servers, captures your IP address, the pages you visit, and time stamps associated with the pages you visit – basically the same information Fathom collects. However reading Apache logs isn’t easy (I’d love it if you have a suggestion for a good Apache log parsing tool) so that’s why I have Fathom Analytics installed.

Personal Information

If you choose to send me an email I’ll receive whatever information you choose to send my way. Otherwise, I don’t collect any personal information from you when you visit this site.