- “Your privacy is very important to us. At XYZ Corp we have a few fundamental principles that we follow: and blah, blah, blah. . . blah-blah.”
Yeah, right. We, that is I, at [art]by[odo] (and Parallel Audio), couldn’t give a shit about your privacy. It’s no business of mine, that’s why I don’t care. I don’t collect anything about you in the first place. The website hosting service I use keeps records of IP addresses that visit, and other basic statistical information about visits to the sites, such as, time & date, hits & pages, if the visitor comes via a link from another site, or search engine, or a bookmark. There is no personal information collected, and I make no use of the information recorded.
“We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.”
Define “truly need it.”
“We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.”
If I had any of your personal information I wouldn’t share it with anyone, not even law enforcement. Obviously from the quoted statement, “our rights” are protected, not yours.
My hosting service sets a cookie for statistical purposes as stated above. It has no effect on the use or function of my sites, and there are no drawbacks if you set your browser to “no cookies.” There is only one exception to this. If you are a registered user, login requires setting a cookie.
There are no ads on my sites and never will be. You may also note there are no trackers on my sites. I highly recommend the use of a tracker blocker. Most sites have several trackers, sometimes dozens, per page.
I have one apology to make. Should you want to leave a comment it is necessary to register. This policy was not something I wanted to establish. Signup and sign-in registration is used by most sites primarily for tracking purposes. However, the only reason I require it is to prevent bots and unscrupulous spammers from posting fake comments and spamvertizing. Without this policy I would have to constantly filter hundreds of stupid comments containing links to sites selling counterfeit products, or worse, malware sites. The easiest way to prevent this crap is to require registration, a step that verifies you as a real person who has something intelligent to contribute. Sorry for the inconvenience.