Kermit O is morally and ethically opposed to the collection, commodification, or operationalization of personal data, having written and presented at conferences as to the perils of Big Data where it is used for purposes of profit or social control, commonly known as “surveillance capitalism“.
This website does not collect any personal data from visitors, and therefore there is no data to retain, operationalize, or share with third parties. The typical methods for collecting personal data, such as comment and contact forms, have been disabled. Neither do visitors do not have the ability to login, or to upload media. For these reasons, there is also no data over which any rights need to be considered.
If you visit the login page — which is not directly linked from any page on the website, meaning that you’d have to go out of your way to access it — a temporary cookie is set to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
Embedded content from other websites
However, this website makes a good faith effort to protect users’ privacy even from external content providers, such as using YouTube’s Enhanced Privacy Mode for video embeds. For example, this article contains an external video from YouTube. The image below shows the uMatrix panel for the article, demonstrating that no cookies are set either by youtube.com or googlevideo.com.
In all cases, this website itself does not view or use any information collected by external parties.
Where an external content provider does not enable this additional layer of protection, no such content will be embedded on this website, and instead an external link will be provided. Visitors clicking those external links are then subject to the privacy policies of those websites.