Who am I?
I’m Scott Rarden. You are on https://scottrarden.com. There’s a connection.
No comments. If you found a way to leave a comment, I wish you had not. Let me know about it and I’ll close the loophole.
Don’t think you can, but don’t upload images here. If I’m using an image you think I shouldn’t, let me know. If you can upload an image, let me know and I’ll try to close that loophole too.
I don’t want this to set cookies, but it probably does. Those cookies may be from Google Analytics, an embed from a social media company (I really don’t use social media like other people do so doubt I’d have one, but times change and I am but a leaf in the wind), my host, the CIA, the FBI, or any number of foreign countries. If you are visiting any site and not actively fighting cookies with a privacy browser or software (and probably even then) you are getting tracked by cookies.
Even if you block my cookies, I’m seeing an IP address. Do I want to? Well, unless you are a baddie (are you the baddie?) not really. But it’s a bit of how the internet works. Don’t like it? VPN. I use NordVPN. Does it work? When I use it I think so. But I don’t always use it. I’m not a baddie, but I’m bad at a lot of things.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. See above about nasty cookies and whatnot.
Basically, if they could implant a chip in your brain to wire every thought to the mothership they would probably do so. Don’t trust them. I don’t. But I also don’t want to live like the Unabomber, so whatta gonna do?
Who we share your data with
I don’t even want your data, unless we are doing business together. If we are doing business together, I might ask your permission to be able to say that we are doing business together. But I’m not spreading your data around more than I have to, cause otherwise some person will undercut me, promise you the moon, and I won’t see you until that project flames out and you feel bad for going with someone cheaper.
Don’t. I do it too. Again, we live in the world we live in.
How long we retain your data
I keep your information as a client of mine. So contact info, project information, maybe your birthday so I can send you a funny card. I retain it for as long as I can, cause I love to send people funny cards. I don’t keep your payment information (ACK! Who wants that kind of hassle!) so you can look at Invoicely and Stripe to see what their retention policies are. Good news, our European friends have made it significantly easier to ask companies to delete your data if you want them to. Do they? I assume so. But who really knows? And what if the NSA already made a copy of it, and starts sending you funny cards on your birthday too?
What rights you have over your data
Your data is your data. Unless I have to keep the data that is your data. Then it isn’t even really my data that is your data, but the government’s data, cause they are making me keep it.
I’m pretty sure they are keeping mine too.
But I’ll get rid of my copy if you want me to. Can’t guarantee about everyone else though.
Where your data is sent
Your data may go through Invoicely, Stripe, and any third party companies they use (see their GDPR policies and other legal mumbo jumbo). It may go through Google (remember analytics?). It goes to my wife and mom cause I talk about the work I’m doing. But they don’t talk. We have rules in my family. Snitches get stitches. Oh, and it goes to me. Can’t forget that one.