When you use this website, I collect some information about your visit. Information like your IP address, information about what browser and operating system you’re using and what pages you looked at. I do this because I’m curious about how my website gets used, how people get here, and what they look at once they’re here. I use the information to help me evaluate how effective the site is and what areas need improvement. Also, it’s kind of fun to look at the charts and numbers in various web analytics programs.
I use an open source web analytics program called “Piwik” that I host on my own server, and I also use Google Analytics.
I only use the basic set of Google Analytics tools (the “i,s,o,g,r,a,m” tracking code that you can see at the bottom of the source code of any page on this site). They have another option available that gives you more demographic information about your visitors, but it requires you to also give them more information about your visitors, so I stuck with the basics.
If you have any concerns at all about your personal information and this website, please contact me and let me know. I genuinely care about your privacy, and will do what I can to address your concerns.