Who we are
LetMyPeopleCode.com is a blog by Greg Bulmash. The website address is: https://letmypeoplecode.com.
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.
If you leave a comment on our site 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.
Though memberships and logins are not enabled for general readers, if you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
We do not offer cookie controls because, essentially, this is a personal blog and the author lives in the state of Washington, which has not yet enacted data collection opt-in regulations. Setting these regulations have a chilling effect on freedom of speech by setting too high a technological bar for personal sites and personal expression.
We do not push our site into the web browsers of California or EU residents. They request it. It is our position that GDPR and California privacy laws are overreaching and violate the rights of ordinary Americans to personal expression under the First Amendment.
Worth noting, the “we” and “our” language is used to make this seem like a real privacy notice, but it’s mostly written by the person whose personal blog this is.
Embedded content from other websites and services
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, ads, etc.). Embedded content from other websites/services behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website/service.
Third parties embedded by default in this site and which may collect their own data as noted above include, but are not limited to: Google Ads, Google Analytics, Superb Themes, Akismet, and WordFence Security.
Third parties embedded periodically in this site and which may collect their own data as noted above include, but are not limited to: YouTube, Amazon, Vimeo, and Giphy.
Who we share your data with
We do not voluntarily share our site logs or site cookies with anyone else without a legal subpoena.
If this sentence disappears, it means we’ve been served a subpoena we are not able to discuss or disclose the details of.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
This site is a personal site. We’ll delete a comment you wrote and are embarrassed by, or one we agree defames or slanders you, but there’s NO guaranteed turnaround time on that. This is a personal blog and such deletion requests will be performed as time allows.
Do you have freedom of speech here?
If you walked into someone’s house and started spouting hateful nonsense, it would be their right to tell you to shut up and leave. Just as this web site is governed by the acceptable use policy of the hosting service, we have the right to delete any reader-contributed content (such as comments) that we feel are bigoted, hateful, or belligerent.
“But,” you ask, “isn’t this section belligerent?” Maybe, but it’s not your site. We think it’s blunt, not belligerent.