There are two types of data that this site gathers: email addresses and user behavior.
Email Address Policy
I gather email addresses for my email newsletter. In order for me to receive your email address, you’ll have to intentionally sign-up by using one of the pop-up, sidebar, or inline forms. In addition, you may be provided the option to subscribe while commenting on this site.
If you do join my mailing list, you will always have the option to leave it. Every email will include an unsubscribe link in the email footer.
In addition, I will never share your email address with anyone else who is unrelated to this website.
I use Google Analytics to track traffic on this site. By visiting this site, Google will add a tracking cookie to your browser to keep track of the number of visitors to the different pages of my site as well as the things they do while on my site (such as clicking on links, viewing multiple pages, etc).
I receive no information about what you do while away from my site, and I have no way of identifying any specific user. In other words, I have no idea who you are, I just know what pages you visit while on my site.
I may also use ads from providers such as Amazon, Google, SiteGround, Namecheap, and so forth. In some cases, these ads will look like ads. In other cases, they will be embedded as links within text. Anytime I embed a link in text I will identifying it clearly as a monetized link by using this formatting: example link (aff).
See my disclosure page for more information on this topic.
When you click on an ad or affiliate link (noted as such by “(aff)”), a cookie will be added to your browser so that the company providing the ad can identify this site as the referrer and pay me a commission in the event that you make a purchase.
If you have any questions or comment, feel free to shoot me an email (jon dot penland at gmail dot com) or fire away in the comments section below.