Except as indicated below, your personal information is never shared with third parties unless you specifically grant permission to do so or I am legally obligated to do so (such as by a subpoena).
The server automatically collects certain data, such as your IP address and Internet browser information, as part of normal operation. This information is used in aggregate form for statistical purposes, such as for optimizing and improving this website. This information is also used for security purposes; IP addresses which are found to be engaging in spamming or hacking attempts or are otherwise attempting to compromise the security or integrity of the server may be blocked from accessing this website and/or reported to third parties such as abuse blacklists.
If you prefer not to accept cookies, you may block them using the web browser's settings or through a third-party plugin or program. Note that doing so may cause some site functionality to fail. For Firefox, right-click on the page, select View Page Info, select the Permissions tab, and change the settings for Set Cookies (near the bottom of the list) as appropriate.
Email addresses and messages are used only for contact purposes and will not be distributed. I will only send emails when needed to contact you, such as to reply to a email you've previously sent to me, and not for advertising purposes. (We all hate spam!)
Note that I may publish information from emails that is reasonably believed to be intended for publication (such as site content suggestions and feedback), but only if this information is not personally identifiable.
In accordance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act 1998, I do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. Such children are hereby prohibited from submitting personal information to this website.