Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy explains how I process information about the visitors to my website.

I do not use this website to collect individual information about you.

However, the website is hosted by a company called WordPress.com, which may be collecting information about anyone who visits the websites it hosts. To learn about WordPress.com’s privacy practices, please visit their Privacy Notice.

WordPress.com also sets cookies on the websites it hosts, including this one. To learn more about these cookies, please visit their Cookie Policy.

WordPress.com also provides me with some aggregated statistics about the visits to my website. To the best of my knowledge, it is not possible to identify individual users in these statistics, but they do show information such as the number of times my site has been viewed by people in different countries. You can learn more about these statistics here.

The Contact information page on this site provides a postal address and email address that you can use to contact me. If you choose to contact me by these means:

  • I may use any information you send me to reply to your message, to improve my research, or for any other legally permissible purpose.
  • I may share any information you send me:
    • with my colleagues who, in my sole judgment, need to know the information for the work we do together.
    • with an email, postal or other communications service provider in order to communicate with you in response to your message.
    • in response to a subpoena, court order, or other government request.
    • when I believe, in my sole judgment, that disclosing the information is necessary to protect my property, safety, or rights, or those of any other natural or legal person or of the public at large.
    • with your consent or at your direction.
  • I may retain any information you send me, for as long as I need the information for the purposes for which I collect and use it.

If you do not want me to retain, use, and share your information in these ways, please do not contact me.

If you are in the European Union, my legal grounds for processing information about you under EU data protection laws are one or more of the following: my use of your information is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation; my use of your information is necessary in order to protect your vital interests or those of another person; I have a legitimate interest in using your information — for example, to communicate with you or to improve my research; or you have given your consent to my use of your information.

If you are located in certain countries, including those that fall under the scope of the European General Data Protection Regulation, data protection laws give you rights with respect to your personal data, subject to any exemptions provided by the law, including the rights to:

  • Request access to your personal data.
  • Request correction or deletion of your personal data.
  • Object to my use and processing of your personal data.
  • Request that I limit my use and processing of your personal data.
  • Request portability of your personal data.

To exercise these rights, please contact me at the email address shown on my Contact information page. EU individuals also have the right to make a complaint to a government supervisory authority.

I reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. I encourage you to frequently check this page for any changes. Your further use of this site after a change to the Privacy Policy will be subject to the updated policy.

I have adapted portions of this Privacy Policy from the Automattic Privacy Policy, which is available under a Creative Commons Sharealike license.