Privacy Policy

Who we are

“Who’s this “we” Kemosabe?” This web site is the personal playground of me, David Gerisch of Visalia, California. I needed to learn WordPress for some volunteer service work, and as long as I was doing that for them, I might as well do another one for myself.

All opinions on this web site authored by me are my own. All other content posted by other users are their own.

My website addresses are: or and https:// versions of same.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

User Registration

WordPress has default user registration fields you may optionally fill in. That’s the only data I am aware of that is collected. Username and email address are required, if you choose to register.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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.

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. I’m trying avoid all this sort of tracking, but I don’t know that I will be 100% successful.


At this time, I have no analytics software running on this site. I’m not a fan of advertising, and I don’t do any; so why would I care which pages you look at? I do have Akismet Anti-Spam: Spam Protection running, so I suppose it is possible they are collecting data.

Here’s a useful resource: Blacklight, a Real-Time Website Privacy Inspector

There should be no advertising found on this web site; at least of a commercial nature. If I’m a fan of something, I’ll say so.

Who we share your data with

No-one, as far as I know. Although … it is not lost on me that Automattic, the company that makes and maintains WordPress also has their own surveillance capitalism tool in the form of Gravatar. They also try really hard to have WordPress web sites use Google Fonts, which I assume also trigger Google analytic data collection. I have tried to disable Gravatar and Google Fonts as best I can, but if these sneaky companies slip something through, I’m going to have to plead “Sorry. I tried to block them as best I could, but they are smarter than me, and their behavior is on them.”

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, well … that was on you, wasn’t it? You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. Whether I fulfill your request is at my discretion. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

If you wish to contact me, you can register as a user on this website and leave a comment on any post.

I am currently experimenting with a WordPress security plugin that will send you an email with a one-time code before your registration as a new user will complete.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Um … I don’t? If you don’t want your username and email address published, don’t register.

What data breach procedures we have in place

None. I don’t collect any data that you didn’t voluntarily provide. For God’s sake, don’t publish any personally identifiable information in your user registration details. If you do, that’s on you.

What third parties we receive data from

None, that I am aware. I am experimenting with an anti-spam plugin that emails you a one-time code before your registration proceeds. I suppose that’s a signal of some sort, if you successfully registered, that your email address is valid. That’s more “information” than “data” however.