Privacy Policy

  1. Introduction
    1. We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors.
    2. This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of our website visitors; in other words, where we determine the purposes and means of the processing of that personal data.
    3. We use cookies on our website. Insofar as those cookies are not strictly necessary for the provision of our website, we will ask you to consent to our use of cookies when you first visit our website.
  2. Credit
    1. This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal (
  3. How we use your personal data
    1. In this Section 3 we have set out:
    2. the general categories of personal data that we may process;
    3. the purposes for which we may process personal data; and
    4. the legal bases of the processing.
    5. We may process data about your use of our website (“usage data”). The usage data may include your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your service use. This usage data may be processed for the purposes of analyzing the use of the website. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely monitoring and improving our website.
    6. We may process information that you post for publication on our website or through our services (“publication data”). The publication data may be processed for the purposes of enabling such publication and administering our website and services. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business.
    7. Your name and contact information may be published on the website if you leave a comment on a blog post. Except in that circumstance, we do not disclose your personal data to others.
  4. About cookies
    1. A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
    2. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
    3. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
  5. Cookies that we use
    1. We use cookies for the following purposes:
      1. authentication – we use cookies [to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website;
      2. status – we use cookies [to help us to determine if you are logged into our website;
      3. analysis – we use cookies [to help us to analyse the use and performance of our website and services; and
      4. cookie consent – we use cookies to store your preferences in relation to the use of cookies more generally.
  6. Cookies used by our service providers
    1. Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.
    2. We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google’s privacy policy is available at:
    3. We use Akismet to identify and reduce spam comments. Akismet gathers information about comment submitters by means of cookies. The information gathered is used to identify potential spam messages. You can view the privacy policy of this service provider at
  7. Managing cookies
    1. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
      1. (Chrome);
      2. (Firefox);
      3. (Opera);
      4. (Internet Explorer);
      5. (Safari); and
      6. (Edge).
    2. Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
    3. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.
  8. Our details
    1. This website is owned and operated by Matthew Bietz.
    2. Our principal place of business is in San Diego, CA.
    3. You can contact us by email, using