Privacy Policy

The following paragraphs outline the Privacy Policy of values your privacy.  If you have any questions or concerns about my privacy policies, please contact me.


When you post a comment on this website, I collect your name, email address, and Internet Protocol (IP) address.  This is done to reduce spam and provide email notifications of follow up comments (if requested).  I will not sell or provide this information to anyone.

Email List

Joining the’s email list is entirely voluntary.  If you decide to join the list, I collect your email address and optionally your name (if you choose to provide it).  The email list is managed using MailChimp and is used to email new posts and communicate other relevant information.  I will not sell or share your information to third parties.

Google AdSense

Like many websites, this site uses Google AdSense to serve ads to visitors.  Google AdSense uses the DoubleClick cookie.  Cookies are tiny text files that are stored on a user’s browser and allow websites and servers to recognize a specific browser.  More information about the DoubleClick cookie can be found here.

Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to this website.

Specifically, Google uses the DoubleClick cookie to enable it and its partners to serve ads to visitors based on their visit to this site and/or other sites on the Internet.

If you have a Google account, you can opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting Ad Settings.  Alternatively, you can opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for interest based advertising by visiting

Google Analytics

Like many websites, this site uses Google Analytics to analyze traffic and this is also done through the use of cookies.  You can opt to turn off the use of cookies at anytime by changing settings in your web browser.  You can also install the “Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on” to prohibit sending information to Google Analytics. Further information about the opt-out browser add-on can be found here.

Examples of the type of information collected include:

  • IP Address
  • Location (country, state, city)
  • Web Browser
  • How you entered this site (e.g., google search terms, link from another site, etc.)
  • Entry or Landing Page
  • Exit Page
  • Durations of visits
  • Timestamp

This information is used to help me analyze the traffic to this website, produce a better website, and write better posts.  For further information, refer to the site “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps.”

Amazon is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

Please assume that any links to Amazon on this website are affiliate links.  I will earn a small fee from Amazon when you purchase something on Amazon through these links.  The price you pay will not change.

This Privacy Policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on September 1, 2015.