Since this site is created with a static HTML generator and is not a web-based, database-driven application such as Wordpress, no personal information is stored in a database or in web browser cookies. The only exception is the Forum, which only collects a username, email address, and password. The information is not shared or used outside of the forum itself.
If you do not agree with any of the policies below, please feel free to block any third-party services using the ad blocking software of your choice. This site will still display the primary content and will not impede your user experience. However, the author of this website appreciates your support if you choose to leave the advertising services enabled since it supports hosting the content of this website.
The following third-party services are used on this website:
Google Adsense is used to serve some ads alongside Ezoic ads to support hosting this website. For more information on the types of information Google collects, visit their page:
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In an effort to further enhance the performance of this website, Cloudflare is the CDN (Content Distribution Network) of choice used by this website. It caches web requests, images, etc. in data centers around the world to provide greater access and performance. Other useful features include HTML/CSS minification and DDos protection in the event of an attack on this website.
Cloudflare collects statistics on website traffic. This is useful for monitoring the total number of unique visitors and the bandwidth usage of this website.
Formspree is a contact form service for static websites. The service is a convenient way to allow form submissions without running any code directly on the website’s server and also provides spam protection.
Mailchimp is used to send periodic newsletters to those who opt-in with an email address. The author of this website does not sell email addresses to 3rd-party marketers and only provides information pertaining to topics written on this website. Newsletters may contain affiliate links, but those links will be disclosed within the newsletters.
To learn more about how Mailchimp complies with GDPR, you may visit their GDPR page.
Amazon Associates Program
As an Amazon Associate, this website author earns a small percentage from qualifying purchases. You may notice that product links are shared throughout this website for various electronics or other items such as books. Many of these products are similar to items the website author has personally used in his own home network. Any purchases that you make within 24 hours after clicking one of the affiliate links will give the website author a very small percentage. You will not be charged extra for clicking the affiliate links.
Monetization and Appreciation
The various monetization options used by this website will help pay for any web hosting fees, domain registration, enhanced Cloudflare optimizations, stock image subscription, and other costs which help support this site. Most content on this website is not sponsored so it requires revenue in order to provide a better quality user experience as well as explore areas of interest by purchasing software, services, or hardware on occasion. Therefore, your support of this website is greatly appreciated!