This Web site uses standard WordPress session cookies; they all expire as soon as you leave the site. The site doesn’t collect any information about its users but for the two exceptions mentioned below.
IP header information
When a reader sends me a question, reports an error in one of my books, or posts a comment, I receive the following information:
- The information you’ve typed into the form, including your e-mail address so I can respond to you.
- Standard browser information: Your computer’s IP address, domain name, and browser version.
This shouldn’t come as a surprise, as your computer passes its IP address, domain name and browser version to every website you visit. (Websites need that information to send your requested pages to your computer screen.) The server that hosts my website passes that information on to me with the form’s contents. This information often helps me diagnose a reader’s computer problems.
When people click a link to order a book or product from my website, they’re directed to Amazon.com, a popular online shopping service. If they buy something, Amazon sends me a very small percentage of the sale. I use this money to help pay the company who hosts this website on their server.
Amazon lets me know what products were ordered, and on what day. It doesn’t let me know who ordered them.
Question of the Week
I occasionally include a few lines from a reader’s e-mail or comment in a web post. I don’t use the reader’s name, just a sentence or two phrasing their question.
No reader comments will ever appear on a book’s cover without their written permission.
Posted: October 27th, 2007 under Privacy.