This page was last updated on December 5, 2020
The following terms and conditions govern all use of this site, the content, services, and products including, but not limited to, the content on the blog.
All services are offered subject to the acceptance of visitors, without modification, of the terms and conditions listed. By accessing and using this website, visitors accept and agree to be bound by the terms and provision of this agreement. In addition, when using this site, visitors shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such Services, which may be posted and modified over time. All such guidelines or rules are hereby incorporated by reference into the TOS.
ANY PARTICIPATION IN THIS SITE WILL CONSTITUTE ACCEPTANCE OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ABIDE BY THE ABOVE, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS SITE.
Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.stevenstern.me
By using this website, you agree to the terms of service. You are welcome to use, reuse, and extend the data here for no fees.
Liability of Information. This site and its services are offered for informational purposes only; this site shall not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, usefulness or availability of any information transmitted or made available via the site, and shall not be responsible or liable for any error or omissions in that information.
Ownership of Subject Matter. This site claims ownership of all original content. All reasonable efforts are made to properly credit and attribute non-original content.
DMCA and Copyright Infringement. By law all claimants are required to inform this site, and allow time for a reasonable response, before filing legal action regarding any claims to content found within this site. Complaints can be emailed
firstname.lastname@example.org – someone will reply within 30 business days. Note that per US law, by removing questioned data this site is protected from further legal action in most situations.
Advertisements and Compensation. This site makes use affiliate links to promote products used, such as the webhost, themes, and plugins.
Responsibility of Contributors. Visitors are responsible for their own comments and any content provides is of their own free will.
Web Traffic. This site uses two third party services, Google and Jetpack Analytics, to measure audience and usage.
Data and Privacy. Data is collected from all visitors, via 3rd party services. Visitors who engage directly with this site (such as leaving comments) will have more information collected as they provide it. For details, please continue reading.
Protection of Information. This site takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Like most website operators, this site 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.
This site also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. This information is not used to identify visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below
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 upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you fill out the contact form, we retain whatever information you put on the form, as well as the IP address from which it was sent. We retain contacts for about six months.
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.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, 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.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
We use Google Analytics to records usage statistics for this site. IP addresses are anonymized; this means we are not storing PII with respect to analytics.
Who we share your data with
To the best of our knowledge, we don’t share your information with anyone other than what’s disclosed on this page.
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
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Our contact information
See our contact page.
Plugins in use on this site that may collect PII and their privacy policies
Jetpack by WordPress.com: https://jetpack.com/support/privacy/
Although most changes are likely to be minor, this Policy may change from time to time, and in our sole discretion. Visitors are encouraged to frequently check this page for any changes. Any continued use of this site after any change will constitute acceptance of such change.