Privacy & Disclosure

I work really hard to ensure this blog has honest reviews, transparent processes and approachable authorship. This is expensive and time-consuming but these values are of utmost importance to me.

I am currently working on tasteful monetization of this site, and I will disclose my efforts here as well as any privacy concerns.

Cookies are an industry standard and most web sites use them. It’s a small text file placed on your computer as a tool to remember your preferences. You may refuse the use of cookies by changing your browser settings, but keep it mind that this may interfere with the full functionality of this website. Also – I wouldn’t be able to see my traffic and that would make me very sad.

Data Collection

By default WordPress does not collect any personal data about visitors, and only collects the data shown on the User Profile screen from registered users.

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

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it.

The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

When you leave a comment 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.

Google Analytics
This is cookie-based tool that helps me collect user data, such as how users get to my site and what pages they look at and for how long. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with with any other data held by Google. However, you can opt-out with the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On.

How Google uses information from sites or apps that use our services

Quantcast Measure
I also use Quantcast Measure to collect user demographics in order to make reports to potential clients. Quantcast Measure does not collect personally identifiable information but it does use cookies. You can read Quantcast’s Privacy Page or Opt Out at any time.


Amazon Affiliation
I am participating in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites.

I am implementing advertising using the AdRotate Banner Manager plugin. This will be done manually, and not based on third-party software or tracking.

Sometimes I will accept a free meal or hotel room in exchange for blog/social coverage. I will always disclose this to you in my posts. I do not participate in sponsored posts or paid reviews.