It is my conviction that privacy is an essential human right, akin to the fundamental right of each of us to be free of unwarranted intrusion into, or interference with, our personal lives.
Preserving Your Anonymity
You need not reveal any personal information whatsoever to visit my web site, to view any of the pages, or to download any of my files.
Optional and Limited Information Collection
My web site offers three optional services: subscribe to my newsletter; volunteer with one of my projects or organisations; and contribute to a project. If you avail yourself of any of these options, I will only ask you for information to fulfil your request, and I can only collect information from you with your explicit consent.
I will not sell or rent any of your personal information to any third parties. The only instances in which I would share your contact details would be in cases where you specifically express a desire to receive information from one of the not-for-profit organisations with which I work (e.g. UNICEF, the Mosaic Institute). If I make use of an external mailing service to send you my newsletters, I will ensure that your contact details are protected and not passed on to others.
Limited Information Retention
I will retain your information to provide you with the services you have requested.
Highest Security Encryption
If you subscribe to my newsletter, the subscription process will be assisted by a temporary session cookie, which will be used only for this function and which will delete itself when you close your browser window. The web site visit counter uses persistent cookies, but visitors to my site are not required to enable or to accept such cookies to have full use of the site.
There is no third-party commercial advertising at my web site, and I will provide no information whatsoever to commercial advertisers about visitors to my site. I may occasionally post buttons or links encouraging you to visit or support charitable or public interest sites.
Any personal information you provide to me will be kept in confidence and protected online and offline. If you wish to send me encrypted e-mail, you may do so using my PGP Public Key.
Content Streaming by Partner Sites
I occaisonally embed YouTube videos and SoundCloud audio recordings in my blog posts. If you choose to view or to listen to this material, the media will be streamed to you by the host sites under their own privacy and advertising policies.
Changes to this Policy
Accountability and Enforcement
I have named Oksana Golizyn to act as my web site's independent Chief Privacy Officer. She will monitor the web site's compliance with this policy and enforce any necessary remedial actions. If you have any privacy concerns with my site, please feel free to contact Oksana through my bureau.