We are using Google Analytics and Google Adsense1. These services utilise cookies to track your presence on the net. I don't really know all the details but this is something you can opt out if you feel concerned. These snippets are cut and pasted from Google to give you a idea on how these cookies are used:
- How this website and third-party vendors use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) or other first-party identifiers, and third-party cookies (such as Google advertising cookies) or other third-party identifiers together.
- How visitors can opt-out of the Google Analytics Advertising Features you use, including through Ads Settings, Ad Settings for mobile apps, or any other available means (for example, the NAI's consumer opt-out).
If you feel alarmed by this, opt out by going here and change your settings.
The web server also logged IP addresses. That is beyond our control as logging can't be disabled via my host provider. Besides, knowing the regions of people who are interested in Snakeoil may well give me the information to make Snakeoil better.
Your emails to us may be published under Letters in the News section. If we do publish your letter we will remove all identifying information. Usually onlythe first name will be used.
Otherwise your details are safe (unless this system is hacked of course). We do not keep any of your financial information on record as we never ask for money (this is a not for profit project). Donations are handled by PayPal and all the information are kept and maintained by PayPal and should be secure.
If security is a concern to you please sign up with a throwaway gmail account and use a pseudonym, or lurk.
- Adsense is just a way for me to recoup my costs of hosting these pages. I am happy to spend time on Snakeoil but don't really want to sink too much money into this at this stage. The ad revenues + donations will hopefully fund the costs of web hosting. DO NOT click the ads to support the Snakeoil project, only click if the ads are geniuenely offering something you are interested in. AdSense ads may be disabled if I have enough buffer to cover a year's worth of operating costs.