Last Updated June 2nd, 2018
The Website (carsonshook.com)
This website makes no absolute guarantees of privacy, but does its best to ensure that little to no data is collected about the user. The website makes use of several third parties to supply the services found within, most notably GitHub, on which the site is hosted, and GitHub may make use of user tracking (such as IP address or other info) not explicitly stated in this document. This website also makes use of Cloudflare, which may track and store IP address or other info. This website does not purposefully store cookies or session data about the user, except as required by third party services (such as Disqus for the comment system on this website's blog). No other part of the website makes use of the user's data, and thus no other data is collected, and none of the previously stated data is stored by the owner of this website. Any embedded resources or outgoing links (such as those in the footer or contained in blog posts) are not governed by this document and adhere to the privacy policies found on the websites embedded/linked to. This website does not make use of advertisements. In the unlikely event of a databreach, any users on which the website keeps data will be notified as soon as possible following the owner becoming aware of a breach.
Projects and Resources
The projects and resources available on this website do their best to avoid data collection, and in fact, the majority only ever live locally on your machine. The data they produce belongs to you and is not shared with third parties. That said, the following projects make no guarantees to privacy as they are designed to store data or work with third parties:
If you do not agree to the terms of any of the above applications/services/resources, do not install any of the software whose terms you disagree with, and cease using any software or resources whose terms you find disagreeable. If you would like data associated with any of the above services removed, please see the section below, titled "Your Data Rights," for instructions.
By contacting the owner of this website over email or other services (including through submitting your email or other contact address using forms on this website), you may be consenting to receiving future contact from the owner or one of their partners (such as developers also working on projects related to your enquiry). If contact is made over email, IRC, or some other form of communication that allows the owner to save a record of your correspondence, then the information may be retained indefinitely (or until no longer necessary) unless a data deletion request is made. The owner makes no guarantees as to the length of retention of these kinds of data. If contact is made over services such as GitHub, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc., then the correspondence you make is within your control to delete, up to the extent that is allowed by said third party services. You may need to contact the respective services in order to remove record of correspondence. The owner reserves the right to retain any work done or completed products produced as a result of correspondence for portfolio purposes, given that a prior arrangement has not been made at the time the work was created and that the work does not contain personal information that would require its deletion in accordance with Your Data Rights as outlined in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In any case, it will be made clear when contacting the owner over one of the above methods that you must grant consent to receive future contact from them.
Used to host the pages of this website, as well as to host the projects within it. May gather IP information, user agents, or other data required to visit this website. Data is inaccessible to the owner.
Used to reduce impact of traffic as well as to secure the website with a certificate. May gather IP information, user agent information, geo-data, as well as data gathered as the result of a "challenge question" provided by Google in order to rate-limit access to the site during times of heavy traffic by suspicious IP addresses. Some of this data is available to the owner of this website, including IP addresses used to access the site and a composite of all geo-data (visible in graphed statistics).
Google Fonts API
Used to serve the font "Raleway" (weights 200, 300, and 600) across all parts of the site. According to the FAQ page of the Google Fonts API, "Requests for CSS assets are cached for 1 day," and "The font files themselves are cached for one year." While the owner supposedly has access to view these requests in an analytics dashboard, the page currently redirects to the Google Fonts API homepage, thus making said data inaccessible.
Used to to allow comments on blog posts. If the user makes use of this commenting system, then they are bound by any agreements to terms and conditions that they have made with Disqus. The data currently included is limited to the contents of comments and the name of commenting users as the owner of this site does not currently have a premium Disqus account. The owner does not have any additional cookies or other forms of user tracking/targeting enabled on principle, because the owner does not believe that it is ethical to track users outside of their use of the owners services. Disqus has also recommends that users interested should contact them at https://disqus.com/support for a full list of all of their data Disqus has stored.
BetterPonymotes for Safari, and Reddit
The BetterPonymotes (BPM) project is Maintained by /u/Typhos on reddit, and more info can be found at https://www.ponymotes.net/bpm. While BPM for Safari can be used with any number of websites, it is primarily designed to work with Reddit, so during normal use, you may expect only as much privacy as Reddit grants its users. This information is not available to the owner of this site.
Your Data Rights
Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) you have the right to obtain a portable copy of your data in both a human and machine-readable format. You also have the right to request that your data no longer be processed. Finally, you have the right to request that all data gathered about you be deleted at your request. To perform any of these actions, please send an email to [email protected] with one or more of the following headings:
- Data Copy Request for carsonshook.com
- Cease Data Processing Request for carsonshook.com
- Data Deletion Request for carsonshook.com
In order to fulfill your request, please include your name or relevant username, as well as any other information you think is relevant to your request. In the event that a Data Deletion Request is made, your email data will be deleted from the owner's inbox following final correspondence notifying that your data has been deleted. Please allow up to one week to process any request, and if you do not receive a reply by the 8th day, please check that the address you are sending to is valid, and make note that this is your second attempt to contact. The owner and the website will do their best to work in good faith with each request.