Last updated on August 6th 2021

This policy to applies to gregoryhammond.ca and doesn’t apply to any other website made by Gregory Hammond.

Where possible I try to use HTTPS to protect your privacy.

Up until January 1st 2022, I will use Matomo (on the same server of this site) to track website visitors, I do anonymize your data by masking the last 2 bytes of your ip address (so I see 192.168.xxx.xxx). 2 cookies are created by Matomo, and 1 cookie is set if you opt-out of analystics. You can find more details about what cookies Matomo sets over on their website.The information is regularly deleted from the database after 400 days. But some basic metrics (like visits, page views, bounce rate) are kept. If you have do not track enabled on your browser then Matomo doesn’t track you. If you wish to know how to turn on do not track then you read how to do so. If you wish to opt-out of Matomo collection you can do so.

Starting July 4th I will be using stats.ws for website analytics. I will not be able to see your ip address at all (I will be able to see country and city). It doesn’t do any fingerprinting or cookies. See the stats.ws website for more details.

There will never be paywalls on this site. There will not be any ads on this website.

Some links may be affiliate links, they will clearly be label with the words affiliate link in brackets beside the link. This helps to pay for the website and provide some side income.

Wordfence is also used to protect the WordPress portion of this site. It doesn’t add cookies unless you try to login, you can read their site for more details.

There may be links to third-party sites, I’m not responsible for anything that goes on while you are on those sites. Please read over the privacy policy of each website to see what they track about you.

I may embed content into an page or post on this site, that embed content acts the same way as if you were to visit the website itself. If you don’t want any embed content to show consider using an browser addon like Noscript.

I do keep track of any 404 pages, for a week. But I don’t keep any IP information regarding the 404.

On any 404 page a Javascript file loaded from Cloudflare may be loaded to load up FontAwesome. I cannot change this from the plugin settings.

I reserve the right to block any thing or one that is being abusive or using up server resources (this includes but isn’t limited to repetitive 404 pages). This includes website crawlers, bots, or anything else that automatically looks at this website. These will be blocked using Wordfence. If you do get blocked at sometime and wish to appeal you can email hello@gregoryhammond.ca and include blocked in subject line.

There may be images placed on this site.

If you are interested in where I host my stuff you can see my data jurisdiction statement.