Let’s get the happy-fun legal stuff out of the way, shall we?

First (and most importantly): the views and opinions expressed in this blog represent those of Keith M. Survell, and absolutely not those of any other person, company, government, or organization.

Comment Policy:

I reserve the right to delete any comment posted on this site. Comments that do not add anything to the discussion (trolling) or that are obvious spam (or that just link to spam sites) will be deleted. I won’t delete your comment just because you disagree with me, though. (However, if you just swear at me and call me names instead of explaining why you disagree with me, you’ll be guilty of trolling and your comment may be deleted.)

Comments on this site are run through an automated spam-detection service.

Image Policy:

Most of my images are licensed under a Creative Commons license, as is most of the content in this site. In most cases you can click on an image to see a larger size and the details under which it is licensed. I use Flickr to host most of my photos, and you can see the licensing on a per-photo basis there.

Most of the desktop background images presented in my Desktop Madness series are NOT owned by me – so don’t ask me if you can use them, because they’re not mine. If I know who made an image, I’ll say so in the post – and I never remove artists’ names from images, so you might find out who  made it by looking at the image itself. If you are the owner of an image and you’d like me to remove it, just let me know. If I can remember where I found it, I’ll let you know as well. (I find all of my images on public sites.)

Also: don’t even think about hotlinking to images on my site. If you want to use an image you find here, you can easily save it and upload it to your own server. You have been warned!

Privacy Policy:

This is my own personal site, run completely not-for-profit. As such I will never sell or share any information you leave here (except as required by law).

As a blog, and as is typical these days, you must enter a bit of information in order to post a comment, and my website will collect a little additional data (such as your IP address and browser user agent string) to help with weeding out spam comments – but that information (aside from name & website) will not be published, and I will not use that information in any way (unless you specifically ask me to contact you).

When leaving a comment, an anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

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