Privacy & Terms

Online presence and contact

Website address
Mailing address – Gary Varner, 2075 W Stadium Blvd #2363, Ann Arbor MI 48103, USA
Email contact – info at www garyvarner com

Personal data collected

Comments – When Members leave comments on the site, the site collects the data shown in the comments form, and also the Member’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
    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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in your comment.

Cookies – If you leave a comment on the site, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. Doing so means you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
    If you visit the login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
    When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

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 same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
    These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Using your data

Data sharing – If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email. Otherwise, your email is used by the subscription feature to send you emails of new posts.

Data retention – If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
    For users that register on the website, personal information provided is kept in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Your data rights – If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Your data travels – Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information – I will never share your email address you provide with your comment or by using the contract form with any third party. Moreover, I won’t use your email to contact you beyond the notification you’ll receiving from me replying to your comment(s), or in responding to the query you sent via the site’s contact form.

Signing up

Free membership – When you subscribe on the site for the benefits explained, you will receive emails as described on the site. You may unsubscribe from such emails at any time.

Limitations on emailing members – You will only receive emails for these purposes:

  • Emails sent when publishing new posts.
  • Conduct account resolution or maintenance issues.
  • Emails regarding questions about the site, or memberships, or if necessary if a member cancels a subscription.

Changes to this privacy policy – Gary Varner may update this privacy policy. When he does, he will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page, and users (if interested) should check this page for changes. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications. He will not email you with privacy policy updates, and to be honest, he does not expect to update these unless governing entities create new requirements for privacy policies on sites such as this.

Your acceptance of these terms – By using this site, you are accepting this privacy policy. If you do not agree with this policy, please do not use the site. Your continued use of the site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Privacy policy revised date – April 21, 2023. Changes included word simplification, removal of Premium membership mentions.

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