Privacy Policy

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.

There are a number of third-party services used by this website which may collect certain types of information. The services are listed below along with a link to their respective privacy policy pages.

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

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:

If you have a Google account, you may choose to opt out of personalized ads if you go to your Google settings. This applies to all sites that you visit while signed into your Google account. See more information below:


In addition to Google Adsense, a majority of the ads displayed on this site is from the Google Ad Publisher Ezoic. You may view the privacy policy for Ezoic and also view their annual requests for user information.

Direct Ads

Some ads on this website may be sponsored directly by companies paying advertising to the website author. The only information collected is the number of times ads are loaded on viewed pages and the number of times the ads are clicked.

The website author does not collect any other information about the users in regard to the direct ads.

The web links the users are directed to may be tracked by the advertising company depending if web analytics are utilized by the companies. The website author is not responsible for any additional information collected once the user leaves this website.


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.

Cloudflare’s privacy policy is located here:

Disqus Comments

This site uses Disqus as the commenting system. It is a popular, easy to use system, and happens to be a built-in feature of the static site generator and theme that I used to build this site. Their privacy policy is located at:


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.

When using the form on Contact page, the information is submitted to Formspree before being emailed to the website author’s email address. The content submitted via the web form are stored on their servers which allows for review of prior submissions. You may view Formspree’s Privacy Policy on their website.


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.

The Amazon Associate Program privacy policy is located at:

AliExpress Affiliate Program

I am a participant in the AliExpress affiliate program to earn a small percentage of sales made through clicking on my affiliate links. You are not charged extra for using the affiliate links. The revenue generated helps to support funding content on this website.

The AliExpress privacy policy is located at:

TinyPilot Affiliate Program

When you click the TinyPilot ad or other TinyPilot links labeled as affiliate links, your click is counted as a referral and I receive commissions should you make a purchase.

If you wish to view TinyPilot’s privacy policy, you may visit:

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!