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Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to me. At, I have a few fundamental principles that I follow:

  • I don’t ask you for personal information unless I truly need it. (I can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • I don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law or protect my rights (If that’s applicable.)
  • I don’t store personal information on any servers unless required for the on-going operation of my site.

It is S. L. Gavyn’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information I may collect while operating my websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, S. L. Gavyn collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. S. L. Gavyn ’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use its website. From time to time, S. L. Gavyn may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

S. L. Gavyn also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. S. L. Gavyn only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to S. L. Gavyn ’s websites choose to interact in ways that require S. L. Gavyn to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that is gathered depend on the nature of the interaction. For example, I ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive updates via email, I collect their email address. In each case, S. L. Gavyn collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with S. L. Gavyn. S. L. Gavyn does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

S. L. Gavyn may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, S. L. Gavyn may monitor the most popular pages on my site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. S. L. Gavyn may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

S. L. Gavyn does not disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to any other sources. S. L. Gavyn will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. S. L. Gavyn discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental requests, or when S. L. Gavyn believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of S. L. Gavyn or the public at large. If you have supplied your email address, I will occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on at S. L. Gavyn. If you send a request, I reserve the right to publish it in order to help clarify or respond to your request. S. L. Gavyn takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. uses cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of my website, and their website access preferences. S. L. Gavyn’s visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using, with the drawback that certain features of may not function properly without the aid of cookies.


Ads appearing on my website may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by S. L. Gavyn and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.


Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on the servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case I store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, S. L. Gavyn may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in S. L. Gavyn’s sole discretion. encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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