Older Privacy Policy Revisions

Note: This is NOT the Privacy Policy — this is a summary of older changes to that policy that were implemented prior to January 1, 2020, listed in reverse order by date. For a summary of more recent changes, please see the Recent Revisions section at the bottom of the Privacy Policy page.

(Portions of our Privacy Policy were adapted from the Automattic Inc. Privacy Policy (which you can also find at their Legalmattic repository) under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license, so the entire Privacy Policy is offered under the same license. Automattic and Legalmattic are trademarks or registered trademarks of Automattic or Automattic’s licensors. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.)

  • December 31, 2019: In Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information, updated the description of Piriform (CCleaner) to include a link to their Data factsheet and clarify that their products include security and maintenance tools (rather than just security tools). Renamed the CCPA Information Collection and Disclosure Notice section “CCPA Information Collection and Sharing Notice” and adjusted other references to that section accordingly. Reordered and clarified some of the categories of personal information listed in that section (taking some cues from the latest update of Automattic’s Privacy Policy). In Definitions, changed “personal identifiers” to just “identifiers,” clarified that that term can also include device identifiers, and amended the item about IP addresses to note that the IP address typically also reveals the Internet service provider or mobile carrier you are using.
  • December 30, 2019: In the Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information bullet point regarding independent contractors, employees, agents, and business partners, struck the parenthetical phrase “(e.g., on our writing/editing work and/or other creative endeavors)” after “collaborate with us.”
  • December 29, 2019: Extensive revamp, adding a table of contents, definitions, several new sections (including one on the possibility of personal data being captured by software/device telemetry), and additional information and disclosures related to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA); reorganizing and/or renaming some sections (including integrating most of the data retention info into the applicable sections); reorganizing/updating the third-party service provider examples (including restoring some items that had been inadvertently deleted and adding others); making many minor corrections; and revising substantial portions of the text to better explain how and why we collect personal information. Moved older entries in this Recent Revisions list to a separate page. Assorted stylistic adjustments.
  • December 28, 2019: In Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information, updated the description of Bitdefender to include both the Bitdefender Mobile Security and Bitdefender Central apps and note that they use Google’s Firebase Crashlytics crash reporting service. Updated Information We Receive from Other Sources to provide an example of how the NetGuard firewall app provides information about the IP addresses or domains to which our mobile apps connect or try to connect. Added this to the description of NetGuard under Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information.
  • December 27, 2019: In Certificate Authority Checks, corrected a reference to Sectigo to Let’s Encrypt.
  • December 26, 2019: In California Privacy and Data Protection Rights, updated the description of the proposed verification requirements to include the verification standards that may be required for data deletion requests.
  • December 25, 2019: In Data Retention, amended the text regarding retention of images to change “It is our normal practice to retain indefinitely any images or photographs …” to “We typically retain indefinitely the photographs and/or other images …” and note that we may delete specific images if they are duplicates, if we deem them unusable, if we have some legal reason to delete them, or if we elect to not use them (or to discontinue using them) for some other reason. Struck the parenthetical phrase “(except where we have some specific obligation to delete such files)” to avoid confusion with the revised language. Inserted the phrase “where possible” before “our associated work files and editing stages, if any.” Added Yahoo!® to the list of examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information. In that same section’s description of Google, added their well-known search engine to the listed examples of their services. In Online Tracking, changed the phrase to “how often specific Google search keywords lead visitors to this website” to “what specific search keywords lead visitors to this website” (because these analytics results aren’t necessarily limited to Google search results) and struck the word “necessarily …” in the phrase “such as (though not necessarily limited to) …” in the description of the information the analytics service may collect.
  • December 24, 2019: In Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information, updated the description of Startpage.com to note that we also use Startpage’s associated proxy service. Updated the reference to libraries and archives to add links to the privacy policies of two local public libraries we use. Following the bullet-pointed list, changed the sentence “In general, we do not sell or rent personal information about individual visitors to the 6200 Productions website” to “In general, we do not sell or rent the non-public information we collect from individual visitors to the 6200 Productions website.” In GDPR and State Law, struck the parenthetical phrase “(starting in 2020, California residents may request this up to twice per year)” after “Request portability of your personal data” (to avoid contradicting the Your California Privacy Rights section). Further updated the text of the California Privacy and Data Protection Rights section.
  • December 22, 2019: Further adjusted the language under California Privacy and Data Protection Rights, adding a Do Not Sell My Personal Information subheading with a link to that page.
  • December 21, 2019: In Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information, updated the description of Cloudflare to note that websites and online services we visit/use may use Cloudflare’s CDN and/or DDoS protection services. Also fixed a typographical error in that language and corrected the links to the Cloudflare privacy policies that apply to each service. Made some clarifications and updates to the list of rights under California Privacy and Data Protection Rights.
  • December 11, 2019: In Notice to Parents Regarding Children Under 18, changed “if you are a parent and believe that the 6200 Productions website may have collected personally identifying information about your minor child …” to “if you are a parent or legal guardian and believe that 6200 Productions may have collected personal information about your minor child …”
  • December 3, 2019: Added EFF to the list of examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure. In the GDPR and State Law section, changed the sentence “EU individuals also have the right to make a complaint to a government supervisory authority, as will California residents beginning in January 2020” to “EU individuals also have the right to make a complaint to the applicable government data protection authority. (California residents will have a similar right beginning in January 2020.)” Added a link to the European Commission’s directories of national data protection authorities to that section.
  • November 27, 2019: Under Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information, changed “Examples of such third-party vendors/service providers …” to “Representative examples of our third-party vendors/service providers …” Updated Embedded Content to note that only some versions of the Yoast plugin use Algolia search functions (which have reportedly been removed in newer updates), changing “The Yoast SEO plugin incorporates some search tools …” to “Some versions of Yoast SEO plugin have incorporated search tools …”
  • November 25, 2019: Further adjusted the language of the Information-Sharing Disclosures (Shine the Light Law) section for greater clarity.
  • November 24, 2019: In Security Scans, changed the phrase “flag the phone numbers of certain incoming voice calls …” to “flag certain incoming voice calls and/or text messages …”
  • November 23, 2019: Completely overhauled the Information-Sharing Disclosures (Shine the Light Law) section to more accurately describe the law’s requirements, better explain how to make a request, and clarify how we respond to such requests. Updated California Privacy and Data Protection Rights to remove the last paragraph of that section, accidentally left over from a previous revision of this policy. Updated Information We Receive from Other Sources to note that the security components of the Microsoft Windows operating system may also supply blacklists and/or other security-related data, and added the words “via the” before the reference to Safer-Networking in the same paragraph for grammatical flow.
  • November 20, 2019: Further updated the California Privacy and Data Protection Rights language regarding verification requirements (noting the restrictions the proposed regulations impose on our use and retention of any additional data we may request to verify your identity; clarifying that the term “reasonable degree of certainty” is as the applicable regulations may define that term; changing “may permit certain exemptions” to “may provide certain exemptions”; changing “the law and it associated regulations” to “the law and/or its associated regulations”; and changing “or, if you act through an agent or representative” to “and/or, if you act through an agent or representative”).
  • November 19, 2019: Updated the language in Online Tracking about the Google Ads Data Processing Terms (which from January 1, 2020, also apply to data subject to new California privacy laws as well as to data subject to European data protection rules), separating it into its own paragraph for readability and fixing a technical problem with one of the existing hyperlinks. Added a note to that section indicating that the Your Rights (GDPR and California Privacy Rights) section contains more information about these privacy laws. Added links in Online Tracking and the Embedded Content bullet point on YouTube videos to Google’s “Businesses and Data” pages, which contain further information on how Google handles data from business customers (and what data they may provide to YouTube content creators/publishers). Updated Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information to include Google Analytics among the specific Google services enumerated there, making some minor adjustments to that passage for clarity. Updated the California Privacy and Data Protection Rights section to clarify the language about identity verification, note that we may be unable to respond to a request if we are unable to adequately verify your identity, and emphasize that (in addition to any other exemptions the law and associated regulations may permit) we may be unable to delete certain types of information for technical reasons. Updated Data Retention to note, “For compliance purposes, we must also retain information pertaining to privacy-related requests, to the extent required by applicable law and/or regulation.” Updated Controllers, Questions, and How to Reach Us to note that the Contact Form is currently offline.
  • November 18, 2019: Updated Embedded Content to note that when you access embedded content, your browser may also contact a certificate authority to check the validity of the embedded content provider’s encryption certificate. Updated the reference under Disclosure to our certificate authority to add “and/or other certificate authorities we may use or access.”
  • November 17, 2019: Further clarified the language about service/software/app/device telemetry in Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information (changing the phrase “that could gather personal information through telemetry” to “that could gather personal information related related to 6200 Productions and/or its visitors through telemetry”). Updated the bullet point about situations where we may be legally required to disclose information (changing “in connection with an audit or other official investigation or proceeding” to “in connection with an audit, civil or criminal trial, or other official investigation or proceeding”). Updated the bullet point about disclosures to protect rights, safety, and/or property (changing “to protect our property, rights, and/or safety, or the property, rights, and/or safety of third parties or the public at large” to “to protect our property, rights, and/or safety, and/or the property, rights, and/or safety of third parties and/or the public at large.”). Added boldface to additional items on that list to aid readability. Clarified the language in the preamble about California privacy rights (changing “or jump to” to “For more information about California privacy rights, jump to …” and making the latter a separate sentence). In the Disclosure section, clarified the example about car shows (changing “obtain, publish, and/or otherwise disclose” to “take, obtain, publish, and/or otherwise share”).
  • November 16, 2019: Fixed the capitalization of Online Certificate Status Protocol. Under Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information, changed the phrase “the makers of software/apps and/or electronic devices we use that incorporate information-gathering telemetry or other surveillance features, some of which cannot be completely disabled without simply ceasing to use that software, app, or device” to “services, software, apps, and/or electronic devices we may use that could gather personal information through telemetry and/or other integrated information-gathering and/or surveillance features, some of which cannot be disabled without simply ceasing to use that service, software, app, or device.” Further refined the language of the Certificate Authority Service section. Updated the reference to our Internet service provider in the Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information section from “Spectrum/Time Warner Cable®” to “Spectrum Internet® (formerly Time Warner Cable®).” Updated the description of our mobile carrier in that same bullet point and rearranged its order. Also updated the description of Bitdefender Mobile Security in the same bullet point to note that this includes the app’s associated services.
  • November 15, 2019: Further updated the Certificate Authority Service section to define OCSP requests. Added Bitdefender to the list of examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure. Under Embedded Content, clarified the language about Google Hosted Libraries to better match the description of Google Fonts in the same bullet point.
  • November 14, 2019: Added a new “Certificate Authority Service” section to Information We Gather Automatically and added Let’s Encrypt to the list of examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure. Fixed an erroneous reference to Ate Up With Motor in the Browser Tests section. Updated the reference to Signal in Disclosure to note that Signal uses subprocessors/service providers that may include (without limitation) services provided by Google and/or Amazon Web Services, and added links to the relevant privacy information pages as well as fixing a punctuation error. Further refined the Certificate Authority Service language (also updating the reference to Let’s Encrypt in the Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information section) and added another example to Other Information You Provide to Us, refining some language in that section (adding “(but without limitation)” after “for example”; noting that the examples are just a few hypothetical possibilities; and changing the phrase “Our use of such site-related information …” to “Our use of personal information you provide us in such ways …”). Updated Information We Receive from Other Sources to note that our firewall software and/or router(s) may provide us with information about any online servers or resources to which our devices connect or try to connect.
  • November 13, 2019: Updated Other Information You Provide to Us section to remove a reference to now-deleted language in a previous version of the preamble, revising that text to better reflect the framing of the current preamble, changing “site visitors may provide us with personal information” to “you may provide us with personal information through or in connection with this website” and changing “inquiry about this website” to “inquiry about this Privacy Policy.” Added the manufacturers of our wireless routers to the list of examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure. Added an internal anchor link in the preamble to the California section of this policy.
  • November 11, 2019: Updated Data Retention to clarify that our retention of email and/or text messages generally also includes files/file attachments (other than spam or suspected malware), change “some outstanding reason to do so” to “some ongoing need for them,” and add “but without limitation” to the example given in the SMS/MMS language. Added OsmAnd as an example of mapping/navigation services in the list of examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure. Updated Information We Receive from Other Sources to note that we may receive personal information about the developers of software/apps/services/themes/add-ons we install for use in our work and/or the management of this website. Added bookstores and/or other retailers or vendors through whom we may search for and/or purchase site-related materials to the list of examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure. In the same section, changed “libraries and/or archives” to “libraries, archives, and/or databases.” Added Perishable Press and the Mozilla Firefox browser to the examples of sources of third-party security-related data under Information We Receive From Other Sources.
  • November 10, 2019: Updated the reference in Disclosure to TCL Communications to note that they make not only the BlackBerry device, but also its suite of associated BlackBerry apps and services. Added OpenKeychain (and/or other encryption software/services) and Open Camera to the list of examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure.
  • November 9, 2019: Added libraries and archives (including librarians/archivists/their staff) and providers of public computers and/or wireless networks we may periodically use to the list of examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure. Fixed some typos in that section and changed “Examples of our third-party vendors/service providers may include” to “Examples of such third-party vendors/service providers may include …” In the California Privacy and Data Protection Rights section, changed “starting in January 2020” to “starting January 1, 2020” and “will give” to “give.” Also in the Your California Privacy Rights section, changed the heading “Information-Sharing Disclosures” to “Information-Sharing Disclosures (Shine the Light Law).” Under Disclosure, revised the language about information we may be required by law to disclose in order to streamline the language and better reflect the range of possible scenarios. Updated Data Retention to note that we normally retain indefinitely research notes and information related to our freelance writing and editing work, and changed the phrase “Any other type of data we may gather on visitors to this website …” to “Any other type of data we may gather through or in connection this website …”
  • November 8, 2019: Updated Disclosure to note that third-party service providers may include the makers of software/apps and/or electronic devices we use that incorporate information-gathering telemetry or surveillance features, rearranging the text of that bullet point to make it easier to decipher and emphasize that the examples listed are not an exclusive list. Rearranged the first paragraph of the preamble for clarity.
  • November 7, 2019: Updated Data Retention to remove a confusing reference to a now-deleted section of the preamble. Made some adjustments to the list under Embedded Content to fix some grammatical issues, clarify the text, and arrange the items in a slightly different order. Added the Google Play Store and its related services to the list of examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure. Added the Google Play Store and its related services to the list of examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure, rearranging the list of Google-provided services in that section for better grammatical flow.
  • November 5, 2019: Further updated Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information section to clarify that we may not always be aware of having gathered information about a site visitor in some other context. Fixed a spelling error in this revision list. Revised Online Tracking to updated the possible means of reopening the banner and opting out of analytics tracking. Revised Security Scans to update description of the EU-US Privacy Shield framework in that section to match the reference under Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information and slightly clarified the description of the Sucuri Security plugin’s functions. Updated Comments to change “you can choose to save …” to “you may have the option to save …” (regarding saving the information you enter for future comments, an option that may not always be offered), change “URL” to “website,” and change “each time a reply or follow-up comment is posted” to “each time a reply and/or follow-up comment is posted.”
  • November 4, 2019: Attempted to fix a technical issue with the bookmark/anchor links throughout. In Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information, changed “de-identified or aggregated” to “de-identified, anonymized, redacted, and/or aggregated.” Changed several instances of “… and as otherwise described” to “… and/or as otherwise described.” Updated Information We Receive from Other Sources to note that we also get blacklist information via Spybot. Updated and simplified the preamble and revised text of the Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information section to add language about information we may gather or release that is NOT obtained through/in connection with this website.
  • November 3, 2019: Added TinyWall to the list of examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure and updated the Information We Receive from Other Sources section to add the MVPS HOSTS file to the examples of third-party blacklists we may use and note that we may also use that information to block access to our system and/or devices as well as the website. Updated the Your California Privacy Rights section to enumerate the list of CCPA rights rather than referring to the GDPR section, changing the “Other California Privacy Rights” heading to “California Privacy and Data Protection Rights,” and making some minor clarifications to the language of that section (including noting that California Civil Code § 1798.83–84 is known as the “Shine the Light” law). Updated the GDPR section wording to refer to the Controllers, Questions, and How to Reach Us section rather than just “below” and updated the internal anchor links to that section. Updated Contact Form section to also note that it applies to the Do Not Sell My Personal Information Privacy Request Form. Updated Notice to Parents section to clarify that the references to children refer to minor children and that parents have the right to request the removal or deletion of information about their minor children. Fixed a couple of very minor grammatical issues.
  • November 2, 2019: Added HP to the list of examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure, noting that they comply with the EU-US Privacy Shield framework. Reordered several items in that section, also adding the word “other” to “printers/print services” and placing it immediately after HP. Updated Security Scans to note that security/anti-spam scans of messages we send or receive may be performed on text messages as well as email, and that security scans may include submitting the messages, file attachments, and/or other relevant data to third-party services such as cloud-based malware-detection services.
  • November 1, 2019: Fixed the date formatting and a capitalization problem in the previous entry on this list. Added Piriform (CCleaner), a subsidiary of Avast, to the list of examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure.
  • October 31, 2019: Added Artifex (maker of the SmartOffice app), Mozilla (maker of the Firefox web browser(s)), and Safer-Networking Ltd. (maker of Spybot) to the list of examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure. Added Google Safe Browsing to the list of examples of Google services we may use/offer and fixed a grammatical error in that language.
  • October 30, 2019: Added the Guardian Project’s Orbot and Tor Browser to the list of examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure. Clarified the description of Cloudflare 1.1.1.1 in that section, adding links to the applicable privacy policies in addition to the privacy statement links. Updated Online Tracking section to note that Google Analytics may also identify what type/model of device visitors are using, certain device settings, their operating system, their browser version (as well as the type), and their Internet service provider (especially for mobile devices). Added link to the Google Analytics “Safeguarding your data: Information of Visitors of Sites and Apps Using Google Analytics” page and clarified some wording.
  • October 27, 2019: Added trademark notice language for the Google services specified herein, adjusting some adjacent language for readability. Clarified the wording of the reference to Gmail in the list of examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure, and added Google Hosted Libraries there in addition to the existing description under Embedded Content. Added a link to the Google Ads Data Processing Terms in the Online Tracking section.
  • October 25, 2019: Added Cloudflare’s WARP service (associated with the Cloudflare 1.1.1.1 service already listed), NetGuard firewall/traffic monitor, and CompanionLink to the list of examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure. Fixed some incorrect punctuation in that section.
  • October 19, 2019: Added TCL Communication Limited (current owner of BlackBerry) to the list of examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure.
  • October 17, 2019: Moved Effective Date to the top of the document to make it easier to see. Reworded the Privacy Policy Changes section, preamble, and License for This Policy text accordingly, also fixing a capitalization inconsistency. Added a new heading, “Recent Revisions,” for this list and updated the description of this list for clarity.
  • October 16, 2019: Updated the description of Yoast under Embedded Content to indicate the presence of the Yoast SEO plugin’s Algolia search functions.
  • October 14, 2019: Updated the description of Epic Privacy Browser in the list of examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure to reflect that the browser also has an associated Epic Search Engine (which submits anonymized queries to Yandex) and to change “in connection with their …” to “through our use of their …” for greater clarity.
  • October 9, 2019: Updated the Cookie Policy section to include a link to the Cookie Notice, which is now a separate page as well as being incorporated into the privacy preferences tool. Slightly adjusted the description of that list to note that these are cookies we may use.
  • October 2, 2019: Amended the Your Rights (GDPR and California Privacy Rights) section to note that we may ask you to verify your identity and/or residency before processing data-related requests and that you need not be present in California to exercise your CCPA rights provided that you have a current California residence. Made few minor wording adjustments in that section to accommodate the new language and changed the phrase “… and its associated regulations” to “… and/or its associated regulations.” Revised the “Do Not Sell My Personal Information” and preamble text wording to match the wording on the Privacy Tools page.
  • September 29, 2019: In the list of examples of third-party service providers, changed several instances of the phrase “we may use or offer” to “we may use and/or offer” (since in some instances we may do both). In the language about Adobe in that section, changed the phrase “may collect data about such use” to “may collect related and/or associated data” to avoid confusion. Update the Your California Privacy Rights and added links to the Do Not Sell My Personal Information page. Added Hidden Reflex’s Epic Privacy Browser to the list of examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure.
  • September 15, 2019: Added website speed testing services/tools to the list of examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure.
  • September 14, 2019: Added Adobe to the list of examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure.
  • September 7, 2019: Added printers/print services, photo development, photo processing, video conversion, and other audiovisual material processing services to the list of examples of third-party service providers under Disclosure. In the description of the WAVE accessibility tool in that subsection, changed “are using” to “may use.” Struck the phrase “as we have no employees” from the Information-Sharing Disclosures section.
  • August 24, 2019: In the Data Retention paragraph regarding SMS/MMS retention, changed “… are typically retained for up to 60 days” to “… are typically retained for up to two months.”
  • August 11, 2019: Under Disclosure, clarified that third-party service providers may use their own subcontractors, data subprocessors, or other third-party vendors or partners, who may be located in other countries or regions. Under Embedded Content, struck the phrase “in the United States” in the bullet point regarding BootstrapCDN/Stackpath.
  • July 8, 2019: Under Disclosure, added transcription and translation to the examples of independent contractors/employees and added translation, transcription, mapping, and navigation services to the examples of third-party service providers.
  • June 20, 2019: Clarified that the section of Data Retention dealing with log data refers specifically to logs for this website. Fixed a typo in that section.
  • June 7, 2019: Added Malwarebytes to the list of third-party service providers under Disclosure and updated the description of Avast in that list. Further updated the description of “browser fingerprinting” under Embedded Content.
  • June 3, 2019: Made some updates to the wording of Embedded Content to better explain what other information third party content providers may be able to detect (the process of so-called “browser fingerprinting”) and add a link to the EFF’s Panopticlick website. Corrected accidental duplication of Avast in the list of third-party service providers under Disclosure.
  • April 2, 2019: Updated Legal Bases for Collecting and Using Information to add the item about protection of vital interests (taken directly from the latest version of Automattic’s Privacy Policy). Made a minor amendment to Browser Tests to note that such tests are primarily but not necessarily exclusively conducted via the Modernizr plugin.
  • March 25, 2019: Updated Security Scans to make clearer that some Sucuri data and logs may be processed and/or stored by Sucuri as well as by us.
  • March 23, 2019: Under Online Tracking, struck the sentence, “This information does not include users’ names or email addresses.” (Google Analytics does not provide that information to us, but we don’t know whether or not they can determine such things from the analytics data and would prefer not to speculate.) Under Contact Form, in the text regarding publishing inquiries or excerpts thereof, changed “we will not publish or release …” to “such publication will not include …” for clarity. Rearranged some other text in that section the Comments Section for more logical flow.
  • March 14, 2019: Added some ® symbols. Amended “Dreamhost, LLC” to just “DreamHost” (removing duplicate text were applicable) and the second instance of “T-Mobile USA, Inc.” to just “T-Mobile.” Throughout, slightly clarified the descriptions of what user agent information may include.
  • March 10, 2019: Under Information We Receive from Other Sources, added The Spamhaus Project as another example of where we may obtain block lists for spam and malware prevention, and added links to that and HackRepair.com.
  • March 4, 2019: Fixed some tag closing issues. Under Privacy Policy Changes, changed “the terms have changed” to “the policy has changed” for clarity.
  • March 3, 2019: Updated Contact Form section to add information about automatic filtering and spam prevention measures. Fixed a couple of punctuation errors. Updated Embedded Content to note that you may be able to selectively disable some forms of embedded content. Fixed some inconsistent usage of “administrator dashboard” vs. “administrative dashboard.” Under Legal Bases for Collecting and Using Information, changed “financial transactions or image usage rights” to “financial transactions and image usage rights.”
  • February 27, 2019: Moved the first references to DreamHost and the link to the DreamHost privacy policy from the Server and Error Logs section to the Who We Are section, adding a note that DreamHost also hosts our email servers.
  • February 26, 2019: Updated Online Tracking to note that Google Analytics also compiles information such as (without limitation) visitors’ landing pages and keyword searches that led visitors to this website. Updated Server and Error Logs to add the phrase “(as applicable, but without limitation)” before the listed examples; add “that uses certain site features, such as the Contact Form”; add the following text after the list: “(These examples are a representative sampling, but not an exhaustive list; we may also use or add other logs not specified here, and not all logs are necessarily in use at any given time.)”; delete superfluous uses of the word “that”; and split the rest of that paragraph into a separate paragraph for readability. Moved the language about logging privacy consents and acceptance of terms to a new subsection under Information You Provide to Us called “Consents and Agreements.”
  • February 22, 2019: Under Comments, changed “we may email you at that address to respond to your comment (or the associated comment thread, if applicable), particularly if it includes a question or offer of assistance, or if we need to clarify some pertinent details. (For example, if you have posted two very similar comments back to back, we may email you to ask which one you want us to publish.)” to “we may respond via email in addition to or instead of publishing the comment on the 6200 Productions website, particularly if your comment includes a question or offer of assistance or if we have questions about any pertinent details — for example, if you have submitted two very similar comments, we might email you to ask which one you want us to publish” to match the language in the Terms of Use.
  • February 19, 2019: Under Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information, changed “If we have received your express authorization to do so” to “If you have asked or authorized us to do so.”
  • February 18, 2019: Added Cloudflare DNS resolver services to the list of third-party service providers under Disclosure. Fixed some link relationship errors in that section and noted that Cloudflare also complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield framework. Under Online Tracking, changed “… partially anonymize visitors’ locations by removing the final octet of each IP address” to “… partially anonymize the data it gathers by automatically omitting a portion of each visitor’s IP address” and then changing “each visitor’s IP address” to “each tracked visitor’s IP address” for clarity.
  • February 14, 2019: Made an editorial revision to the previous item on this revision list to better explain what we changed (i.e., the language about looking up public information on site visitors). Made a further amendment to Information We Receive from Other Sources to add another example of looking up public information on site visitors and reiterate that the examples presented in this section are not an exhaustive list. Also changed “Our use of information we receive from other sources … to “Our use of information we gather from these or other sources …” Changed the wording of the WHOIS lookup services item under Disclosure to make it more generic. Amended Data Retention language to clarify and reiterate that legal and financial transaction records often necessarily include some personal data; split part of that paragraph into a separate paragraph for clarity (amending its text slightly to avoid confusion).
  • February 13, 2019: Added spell-checking to the listed ways we may use personal information we collect from or about you and updated Data Retention to note that we typically retain indefinitely names we add to our spelling dictionaries, and that to understand your comments or inquiries/messages, we may use information you submit to seek additional information from third-party sources. Added ICANN and other WHOIS lookup services to the third-party service providers under Disclosure and inserted a note about WHOIS lookups under Information We Receive from Other Sources, also amending the subsequent paragraph of the latter section for clarity (about looking up public information about site visitors).
  • February 7, 2019: Updated the Sucuri description in Security Scans to add the phrase “(without limitation)” after “such as,” since the listed examples are not an exhaustive list.
  • February 6, 2019: Added Google Hosted Libraries to Embedded Content (in the same bullet as Google Fonts, since they operate similarly), revising/restructuring that bullet point’s language accordingly and adding a link to the Google Developers Google Fonts page.
  • February 3, 2019: Under Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information, revised the item on information that was already public, changing the first word of that bullet from “If” to “Where”; changing “was or is” to “is or was”; changing “e.g., …” to “such as — but without limitation — …”; and adding to and clarifying the listed examples. Also adjusted the text style of that item and moved it higher on the list. Revised the preamble of that section.
  • February 2, 2019: Updated Cookie Policy section to note that some accessibility features may use cookies to save your settings/preferences, striking the word “those” from the following sentence to avoid confusion. At the beginning of that section, also replaced the words “each time” with “when.” Added a new section under Information We Collect Automatically called Browser Tests, describing the function of the Modernizr plugin we use.
  • February 1, 2019: Fixed some typos, updated text styles, and edited link titles and anchor text on this page for better accessibility. Added WebAIM to the list of third-party service providers under Disclosure.
  • January 31, 2019: Under Data Retention, amended “We usually retain most site-related emails indefinitely …” to “We usually retain indefinitely most site-related email and Contact Form submissions (which we normally receive via email) …” for clarity. Under Online Tracking, deleted the language about turning off the Google Analytics tools via the Privacy Tools, as that function is not working properly at present.
  • January 27, 2019: Under Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information, changed “(such as information that you have published on your official website or that is included in published interviews or news articles about you)” to “(e.g., information that’s available on your website; that you included in public comments or public posts on this or other websites; or that appears in published interviews, books, or news articles about you).” Updated Embedded Content to note that the Google Fonts servers may be operated by Google’s subprocessors as well as Google and that they may not necessarily be in the U.S., adding a link to their list of subprocessors. Made a slight change to the preamble to put the sentence about third-party websites on a separate line and reworded that sentence as: “Your use of any third-party websites or services, including ones linked from the 6200 Productions website or on which we may have accounts, is subject to the individual privacy policies and terms of use/terms of service, if any, of those sites or services.” Added “messaging services, apps, and/or clients” to the list of third-party providers under Disclosure.
  • January 25, 2019: In the California Do Not Track Disclosure section, under Your California Privacy Rights, added spaces to “Do Not Track.”
  • January 22, 2019: Updated Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information language about legal requirements to clarify that we may disclose information where we deem it reasonably necessary to ensure our compliance with applicable law or regulation, even if the specific disclosure isn’t expressly required (e.g., to look up an applicable tax rate for your address). Added common carriers/shipping agencies to the list of third-party service providers. Clarified Other California Privacy Rights by putting “subject to any exemptions provided by the law” in parentheses and moving that phrase to earlier in the applicable sentence.
  • January 15, 2019: Updated Online Tracking to note that Google may have servers and/or third-party subcontractor data processors outside the U.S. and that Google may transfer analytics data to third parties for subcontracted support and data processing as well as troubleshooting and service improvement. Added a link to the list of Google’s subprocessors. Rearranged some text for clarity.
  • January 3, 2019: Updated Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information to clarify that the circumstances under which we may be legally required to disclose information may include (without limitation) providing certain information to relevant government agencies (e.g., tax or customs agencies) for compliance purposes or in connection with audits or official investigations, as well as in connection with a subpoena or court order.
  • December 30, 2018: Added Startpage.com and DuckDuckGo to the list of third-party service providers under Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information.
  • December 29, 2018: Updated third-party service providers list under Disclosure to include our bank(s)/financial institution(s), and/or applicable payment processor(s), also adding those entities to the bullet point on contractual obligations and inserting the phrase “(without limitation)” ahead of the list of examples (since the examples shown may not be an all-inclusive list). Minor editorial correction to remove some unnecessary spaces.
  • December 19, 2018: Updated Embedded Content to note that WordPress may gather information in the course of installing, removing, or updating plugins, themes, and add-ons from WordPress.org. Updated Disclosure’s list of third-party vendors and service providers to include Microsoft and WordPress.org. Slightly amended the description of our mobile provider to change “emails and texts sent to and from … to “emails, texts, and other messages sent to and from …” ETA: Amended the Microsoft description from “software, apps, and tools” to “software, apps, tools, and services” and the Spectrum/Time Warner Cable description from “and thus has access to …” to “and thus has information about …”
  • December 10, 2018: Rearranged the text of the preamble for clarity.
  • December 9, 2018: Made a minor clarification to Data Retention regarding consent logs: changed “… after which we may retain some logs for audit and compliance purposes” to “… after which we may retain some related records for audit and compliance purposes” and put that phrase in parentheses.
  • December 2, 2018: Updated Information We Receive From Other Sources to clarify what kind of information we may receive in connection with security and anti-spam measures and how we use it (adding email filtering as an additional example).
  • November 27, 2018: Updated Embedded Content to add Vimeo to the list of content providers and updated Disclosure to add our Internet service provider with a link to their customer privacy policy.
  • November 25, 2018: Clarified Data Retention regarding the retention of email and image files, and changed “although we usually delete comments on deleted posts or that were in reply to another comment that has been deleted” to “or we delete the comment for some other specific reason (e.g., because it appears to be a duplicate, was on a post that has been taken down or deleted, or was in reply to another deleted comment).”
  • November 19, 2018: Updated Disclosure to note that we may periodically use Gmail, which is owned by Google. Minor clarification in Contact Form: changed “… you type into the form” to “… you enter into the form.”
  • November 17, 2018: Minor wording adjustments in Disclosure: changed “or is included in published interviews or news articles about you” to “or that is included in published interviews or news articles about you” and changed “their own, comparably strict confidentiality policies” to “their own, comparably strict (or stricter) confidentiality policies.”
  • November 15, 2018: Clarified the preamble, Other Information You Provide to Us, and Data Retention sections regarding our work and professional relationships separate from this website. Updated Data Retention to further clarify our retention of log data.
  • November 13, 2018: Changed references to Google LLC to just “Google” to avoid confusion with their shifting corporate usage. Updated Data Retention to clarify retention of privacy/consent logs. Updated Online Tracking; Server and Error Logs, Security Scans, Comments, and Contact Form to make clear that we may also use the data to troubleshoot technical problems and improve the functionality of the site (and if applicable our accounts/pages on third-party sites/services). Added “website development/improvement” to the list of possible functions of independent contractors under Disclosure. Made a capitalization change to the Google Fonts description under Embedded Content.
  • November 11, 2018: Updated Data Retention to clarify that logs of some administrative functions (which contain no user data) may be retained for longer periods.
  • November 8, 2018: Moved the reference to displaying specific notifications or content based on IP address or user agent from the WordPress section of Embedded Content to Server and Error Logs, since that function appears to mostly be performed locally (i.e., by this website rather than an external one). Added notes to Server and Error Logs, Security Scans, Embedded Content, Comments, and Contact Forms sections indicating that your IP address may reveal your geographical location and in some cases also your Internet service provider.
  • November 7, 2018: Updated Embedded Content to better describe information gathered by WordPress. Added an item to that section about FeedBurner blog feeds on the administrative dashboard.
  • November 5, 2018: Updated Disclosure to change “… the property, rights, and/or safety of 6200 Productions, third parties, or the public at large” to “… our property, rights, and/or safety, or the property, rights, and/or safety of third parties or the public at large.” Fixed typographical errors in this revision list (corrected the inadvertent substitution of em dashes for ellipses).
  • November 4, 2018: Updated Comments, changing “… record and use information in and associated with your comment … ” to “… record and use personal information in and associated with your comment … “; “… it can be found using the website’s search function” to “… it appears and/or can be found using the website’s search function and other internal indexing tools”; and “publish and/or respond to your comment” to “publish and respond to your comment.” Updated Contact Form section to change “… record and use information in and associated with your submission … ” to “… record and use personal information in and associated with your submission.”
  • October 22, 2018: Updated this page’s hyperlinks with “rel=noopener” or “noopener noreferrer” attributes for security purposes.
  • October 19, 2018: Updated Data Retention section with information about photos or other images we obtain or create for use on this website (revising some related existing language for clarity). Also, clarified some cumbersome wording about retention of anonymous or de-identified log data. Clarified the language in Information We Receive from Other Sources. Rearranged the order of the Legal Bases for Collecting and Using Information, changed “… to safeguard the integrity of this website” to “… to safeguard the integrity of this website and its data,” and changed “to better understand how many people access our content” to “to better understand how (and how many) people access our content.”
  • October 16, 2018: Updated Who We Are text to emphasize that we’re based in the U.S. (and a U.S. citizen and resident). Fixed a mechanical problem with the hyperlinks to our contact information that was keeping them from working properly.
  • October 14, 2018: Updated Embedded Content to change “… that loads the embedded content” to “… that loads and/or interacts with the embedded content”; “and/or include other mechanisms that allow the third-party hosting site to gather certain information about you” to “and/or use other mechanisms that enable the third-party site to gather information about you”; and “geographical location” to “your geographical location” for clarity. Updated the YouTube description in that section to note that YouTube players may check whether you are logged into a Google account and added an extra link to their privacy policy.
  • October 12, 2018: Updated Embedded Content and Disclosure to indicate that we may also use or offer other Google tools or services.
  • October 10, 2018: Clarified Disclosure section to note that our web host also hosts the mail servers for our associated email addresses.
  • October 7, 2018: Further clarified Disclosure provisions about contractors/employers and third-party vendors/service providers. Minor editorial correction to this revision list. Revised Data Retention language to clarify the retention of anonymous or de-identified log data. Clarified Disclosure provisions regarding business transfers. Updated Comments to note that special characters, HTML/PHP code, and emojis in comments may be removed.
  • October 4, 2018: Added a note about T-Mobile’s scam warnings to Security Scans and noted in Disclosure that our mobile carrier also, obviously, processes our phone calls.
  • October 3, 2018: Amended the independent contractors/employees and third-party vendors/service providers language in Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information for greater clarity, including that the purposes for which we may share information with such contractors/employees/vendors/service providers may also addressing technical and/or legal issues (as well as the other purposes already specified), noting that some independent contractors may have their own comparable confidentiality policies, and repeating some of the links to third-party privacy policies. Minor stylistic update to remove some unnecessary boldface and fix some inconsistent punctuation. Inserted “(see “Other California Privacy Rights” below)” to the text of GDPR and State Law. Minor change to Server and Error Logs, changing “We, or where applicable our web host …” to “We, and/or where applicable our web host …” Made some minor clarifications to the language in the Cookie Policy section. Made some minor clarifications to the language in the Cookie Policy section, including reordering two paragraphs.
  • October 2, 2018: Added a separate sub-section, “Other Information You Provide to Us.” Minor clarification in Data Retention regarding text message retention.
  • October 1, 2018: Clarified language about ban lists/blacklists, noting that some may include email addresses and which we may use to protect our system and devices as well as preventing spam and protecting the site and its data.
  • September 30, 2018: Renamed Cookies section “Cookie Policy” and added a hypertext anchor to it. Added a Your California Privacy Rights header to the California rights section and added a hypertext anchor to it for easier navigation. Updated Comments and Information We Receive from Other Sources to note that we may obtain or receive ban lists of IP addresses and/or user agents commonly associated with spam and/or malware.
  • September 29, 2018: Updated the Comments section to note that published comments may appear in search results made using the website’s search function and that we may index them for that purpose. Clarified Disclosure and California Information-Sharing Disclosure sections to note that embedded content providers may use the information they gather for advertising/marketing purposes.
  • September 28, 2018: Updated and clarified the Comments section (and the Comments item in Disclosure) to reflect recent updates to the Terms of Use, including hopefully clearer language about email notifications and modifying/deleting comments.
  • September 26, 2018: Updated the Comments section to mention the Recent Comments widget.
  • September 25, 2018: Updated Server and Error Logs and Data Retention to clarify the types of data the logs include and how long we retain it. Added Other California Privacy Rights section. Minor revisions to Disclosure, rearranging the item about sale/transfer and changing the wording of that item for readability.
  • September 21, 2018: Under Data Retention, changed “Site-related SMS/MMS text messages or other, similar non-voice direct messages we receive on our phone are typically retained for up to 60 days. However, we may retain specific messages for longer periods if they contain some vital information” to “Site-related SMS/MMS text messages or other, similar non-voice direct messages we send or receive via our phone are typically retained for up to 60 days. However, we may retain certain specific messages for longer periods if we have some outstanding reason to do so.” Updated GDPR and State Law bullet point on data portability to add “(starting in 2020, California residents may request this up to twice per year).”
  • September 20, 2018: Changed “SMS” to “SMS/MMS” and, under Data Retention, changed “other, similar direct messages we receive on our phone” to “other, similar non-voice direct messages we receive on our phone” for clarity. Under Legal Bases for Collecting and Using Information, struck “Under European Union (EU) data protection law.”
  • September 18, 2018: Added information about SMS texts to Data Retention and note about California’s information-sharing disclosures to Your Rights section (altering the heading of that section accordingly), rearranging some text and adding subheadings to the latter section. Updated Disclosure to clarify that we don’t share information for direct marketing purposes.
  • September 17, 2018: Updated Your Rights section to note that some of these rights apply to residents of some U.S. states, including California. Updated Disclosure section regarding security measures. Updated Information We Receive from Other Sources to note that we may received information from the applicable payment processor about people who make a payment to 6200 Productions.
  • September 16, 2018: Amended Embedded Content to change “The third-party host may also detect …” to “In some cases, the third-party website may also be able to detect …” and “This information is collected and processed …” to “Such information is collected and process …” Fixed error in link tags.
  • September 15, 2018: Added links to Gravatar and their TOS under Embedded Content and noted that Gravatar may now be integrated with WordPress.com. Noted that Embedded Content providers may also test for the presence of cookies or certain add-ons present on your device/browser, added the phrase “without limitation” to the examples of information those providers may gather, and noted that user agent information often reveals what type of computer or device you’re using.
  • September 14, 2018: Updated Embedded Content to include Gravatar and note that Google Fonts may cache data on your device browser as well as gathering certain information about your device.
  • September 13, 2018: Updated Embedded Content to note that there may be PayPal-served content on the administrative dashboard. Struck the item in that section about Google Drive and Amazon Web Service embedded graphics, which have now been removed. Clarified WordPress data-collection language, including noting that back-end content may be loaded from several domains owned by WordPress.org (e.g., s.w.org, ps.w.org, and ts.w.org).
  • September 12, 2018: Updated Embedded Content to include remotely served Google Drive and Amazon Web Services graphics. Clarified that some back-end administrator components also embed YouTube videos.
  • September 10, 2018: Added link to AboutCookies.org under Cookies. Updated links to Google Privacy Policy and added YouTube to the list of Embedded Content.
  • September 9, 2018: Further clarified Cookies section to better explain cookie duration. Updated Cookies and Online Tracking to better explain how to change your mind about Google Analytics.
  • September 8, 2018: Updated Cookies and Online Tracking to add Google Analytics opt-out cookie. Renamed the button to access privacy/cookie settings from “Change Your Privacy Preferences” to “Access Your Privacy and Cookie Preferences” for clarity and added that button here rather than simply a link to it. Updated Comments section to include note about saving your information with cookies for future comments and fix some unclear language about comment notifications.
  • September 7, 2018: Further amended Cookies to clarify cookie durations.
  • September 6, 2018: Updated Embedded Content with a link to Yoast’s GDPR page. Updated Cookies to better explain how you can find out about the specific cookies the site uses. Added WordPress to Embedded Content list.
  • September 5, 2018: Updated links to external privacy policies/statements (including adding links to the Google Privacy Policy); updated the ownership descriptions for BootstrapCDN/MaxCDN (which are now part of StackPath), DreamHost, and T-Mobile; added a smattering of ® symbols throughout; hyphenated “back-end” for editorial consistency; and fixed some inconsistent capitalization and other minor editorial issues. Clarified the duration of some cookies in Cookies section.
  • September 4, 2018: Updated Embedded Content to indicate that some backend (administrative dashboard) features may be served by Yoast.
  • September 1, 2018: Updated Disclosure to note that the stipulations on selling/transferring the site or going out of business also apply to our death or incapacity (in which case our applicable heirs, successors, and/or assigns might acquire the site’s assets, including visitor information). (Some of the new language is again from recent versions of the Automattic privacy policy noted in the preamble.)
  • August 18, 2018: Added additional information to Cookies and Data Retention regarding cookie duration.
  • August 15, 2018: Updated Security Scans, Comments, and Contact Forms to note that emails, including comment or contact form notifications, may also be scanned by our security tools for spam or malware. Added a note to Disclosure about Avast, the current provider of some of our security, antivirus, privacy, and administrative tools, including a link to their privacy policy. Minor tweak to Security Scans to note that Sucuri “can detect security vulnerabilities and some forms of malware by scanning the files and public areas …”
  • August 14, 2018: Updated Data Retention to clarify retention of log and scan result data, email alerts, and notifications. Updated Disclosure to note that we may share information that’s already publicly available.
  • August 13, 2018: Updated Server and Error Logs to note that the website also keeps logs to record your consent to the Privacy Policy, other legal terms, and/or to our gathering certain types of personal information. Added “where applicable” to the use of information (making it, “We, or where applicable our web host, may use …”). Also added a note about retention of consent logs to Data Retention. Updated Security Scans to note that we also use various measures to secure our local and/or offline systems, devices, and data against malware and other security threats.
  • August 12, 2018: Updated Comments to add “without limitation” to the examples following “… may use the information in and associated with your comment …” and note that comment notification emails may include the website/URL you listed in your comment. Updated that section and the similar language in the Contact Form section to drop the definite article (making it “… may use information in and associated with your comment …”). Added a mention of the email notifications for comments to the applicable point under Disclosure. Updated the language about the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on to emphasize that separate conditions may apply to its use.
  • August 11, 2018: Updated Security Scans to note that our security measures may automatically block certain suspicious actions or queries. Updated Cookies section to clarify that embedded third-party content may use cookies. Minor edit in Disclosure section: changed “third-party vendors” → “third-party vendors or service providers” (and “vendors/service providers”) and added “(without limitation)” to the list. Updated Comments section to reiterate that we take no responsibility for what third parties do with any personal information contained in posted comments.
  • August 10, 2018: Updated Comments section to explain that the website may perform automated tests on comments to filter spam and comments left by bots. Rearranged and made some minor amendments to the text of that section for clarity, and changed “By posting a comment …” to “By submitting a comment …” Updated both Comments and Contact Form sections to explain that we may use data associated with comments and Contact Form submissions to record your acceptance of the Privacy Policy and other legal terms, and that our web host and/or mobile carrier may scan the notification emails associated with comments or Contact Form submissions for spam or malware. Made some other minor clarifications to the Contact Form section and changed “we may record that comment for our internal reference …” to “we may record that comment offline for our internal reference …” for clarity. Clarified the language in Security Scans about our web host/mobile carrier scanning emails for spam and malware. Clarified and expanded Data Retention section. Added links to the DreamHost and T-Mobile privacy policies to the Disclosure section for ease of reference. Added an item to Disclosure about situations where we are contractually obligated to disclose information related to an investigation or dispute. Made the capitalization of “Contact Form” more consistent. Made some minor tweaks to Legal Bases for Collecting and Using Information and expanded Information We Receive from Other Sources.
  • July 26, 2018: Minor editorial revision: changed “Google” or “Google Inc.” to “Google LLC” where applicable.
  • July 16, 2018: Updated description of user agent information and that it typically includes browser settings such as language preferences.
  • July 15, 2018: Streamlined Embedded Content section to make it clearer and less repetitive and strike some language not applicable to the current 6200 Productions website.
  • July 14, 2018: Further adjustments to preamble wording. Minor editorial corrections.
  • July 13, 2018: Clarified some language to make clearer that this privacy policy applies ONLY to the 6200 Productions website.
  • July 12, 2018: Clarified log retention periods based on a response from Sucuri. Removed inadvertently duplicated section and fixed some minor formatting problems. Updated Notice to Parents and How to Reach Us. Minor update to data retention language.
  • July 11, 2018: Clarified how long we retain logs and that some security audit logs may be retained by us or Sucuri for longer than 30 days. Added notes about our web host and mobile carrier conducting security and anti-spam scans of email, and clarified Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information to note that (obviously) our mobile carrier may manage site-related texts as well as emails. Clarified Notice to Parents language.
  • July 10, 2018: Clarified that, obviously, our and our web host’s security scans look for the presence of potentially malicious code. Noted that the admin login page sets cookies and made minor clarifications to the Security Scans section.
  • July 4, 2018: Clarified that we may also use information from comments or the contact form for the other purposes outlined in Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information. Noted that we may add or alter filenames and/or metadata to indicate the provenance and attribution of images or other content (as well as retaining any personal information that might already be contained in that content).
  • June 24, 2018: Clarified that comments and contact form submissions may record your browser’s user agent information (browser and operating system type/version) as well as your IP address. Changed description of user agent info from “browser type/version and operating system” to “browser and operating system type/version” throughout for clarity.
  • June 21, 2018: Noted in Comments and Contact Form that we may use information associated with your message to verify your identity as well as confirming that you’re not a bot.
  • June 19, 2018: Added comments to Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information, for completeness.
  • June 18, 2018: Updated Comments section to clarify that notifications emailed to the administrator include your IP address, a point inadvertently dropped in an earlier revision. Updated Comments and Contact Forms sections to clarify that we may use your information to protect our accounts, systems, and devices (as well as the website itself) against spam, fraud, abuse, or electronic attacks. Fixed an editorial error in Contact Forms (which was supposed to say “your submission” rather than “your comment”)
  • June 16, 2018: Updated Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information section to note that we may disclose personal information to appropriately credit people for the use of their content or intellectual property. Updated Data Retention to note that we also retain dispute-related data indefinitely. Added note at the top clarifying that this policy does not apply to any third-party websites linked here.
  • June 8, 2018: Updated Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information section to clarify that it refers to information about website visitors or gathered through this site. Added note about disclosure to Information We Receive from Other Sources section. Minor editorial corrections.
  • May 30, 2018: Minor editorial clarification in Security Scans: “That alert would typically include the unauthorized visitor’s IP address, browser type/version, and possibly their operating system …” –> “That alert would typically include the unauthorized visitor’s IP address and possibly their user agent information (browser type/version and possibly operating system) …”
  • May 26, 2018: Updated Security Scan and Disclosure sections to reflect current Sucuri terms. Updated Google Analytics section. Wording clarification to Embedded Content. Added link at the top to this revisions list.
  • May 24, 2018: Various minor clarifications, including revised Cookies, Security Scan, Data Retention, and Revisions language and the removal of Other Information You Provide to Us.
  • May 23, 2018: Updated Comments and Comment Form sections. Various minor text edits. Clarified Security Plugins section and renamed it Security Scans. Minor amendments to Server and Error Logs to correspond with these changes. Temporarily deleted Google Analytics opt-out while finalizing appropriate settings.
  • May 22, 2018: Added name of mobile carrier, minor editorial corrections. Updated http links to https.
  • May 21, 2018: Clarified embedded content language, adding Cloudflare, and added note about Sucuri scanning. Corrected URI for the Automattic links to https. Updated cookie language. Added Google Analytics opt-out.
  • May 20, 2018: Added further clarifications, including location and mobile carrier notes. Fixed grammatical and formatting problems, eliminated duplicate text.
  • May 19, 2018: Extensive clarifications and some rearrangement of text for ease of reading. Added GDPR information (based in part on latest Automattic terms effective May 25, 2018). Changed age limit to 18.
  • May 10, 2018: Changed age limits from 13 to 16.
  • May 1, 2018: Clarified that the Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information section applies to information gathered through this website or its associated social media pages.
  • April 11, 2018: Updated Online Tracking section to note that as of May 25, 2018, Google Analytics will automatically delete user and event data after 26 months. Also clarified that we have NOT enabled the User-ID tracking settings and that as of April 11, 2018, we have disabled the Users metric in our Google Analytics reports.
  • February 11, 2016: Corrections to recent revisions list. Added note to Comment Form section: “This information may also be stored in archives and backup files created by us or our web host.”
  • January 13, 2016: Added note to preamble clarifying that variations in text style have no legal significance.
  • January 8, 2016: In Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information, changed “contractors, business partners, and affiliated organizations …” –> “contractors, service providers, business partners, and affiliated organizations …” and “Some of those contractors and affiliated organizations may be located … –> “Some of those contractors, service providers, business partners, and affiliated organizations may be located …”
  • January 7, 2016: Added BootstrapCDN info to Embedded Content section. Updated Server and Error Logs: “(such as, but not limited to, the IP address and in some cases the browser type and referring site, if any)” –> “(such as, but necessarily not limited to, the IP address; the user agent information supplied by the browser, which typically includes the browser type/version and operating system; and in some cases the referring site, if any)” and added “to improve the functionality of the site” to the list of uses.
  • January 6, 2016: Clarified previous revision information. ETA: Slight rewording of Google Analytics information (“and the date and time of each visit” –> “and the date, time, and length of each visit”). Moved the link to the Google Analytics opt-out plugin from the Opting Out section to the Online Tracking section and amended Opting Out text accordingly. Amended Server and Error Logs: “such as the IP address” –> “such as, but not limited to,”. ETA: In Embedded Content section, changed “6200 Productions does not collect, receive, or have access to any user data related to these fonts” –> “6200 Productions does not collect or receive any user data related to these fonts” and changed “to learn more about how Google uses this information” –> “to learn more about what information Google collects and how they use it”. Struck the word “layout” in that paragraph.
  • January 2, 2016: Clarified Comments section to note that we will assume you are authorizing us to publish any information you include in a comment you post (ETA: including the name/screen name you supply). (This really should be obvious, but we note it here for the avoidance of doubt.)
  • December 31, 2015: Editorial corrections.
  • December 29, 2015: Editorial corrections. Clarified that this entire policy is available under CC BY-SA 4.0 and clarified licensing language. Amended Contact Form policy: “we will not release your personally identifying information …” –> “we will not release personally identifying information associated with your message or submission …” Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information: “will not publish or release personally identifying information …” –> ” will not publish or release personally identifying information associated with your message or comment …”
  • December 28, 2015: Added note about Automattic revision history; editorial corrections. Clarified licensing language
  • December 25, 2015: Editorial correction.
  • December 24, 2015: Added link to Automattic Inc. main site. Reworded Server and Error Log language: “As part of their normal operations, 6200 Productions’ web host (which is located in the United States) and the security systems of this website automatically generate access and error logs” –> “Like most websites, the 6200 Productions site and our web host (which is located in the United States) maintain various logs”.
  • December 23, 2015: Minor change in Server and Error Log: “to block spam and unauthorized “hotlinking” to … –> “to block spam and hotlinking or other unauthorized use of …” Editorial corrections.
  • December 22, 2015: Editorial and formatting changes; added more detailed recent revision list. Clarified licensing language.
  • December 21, 2015: Minor editorial changes. Clarified licensing language.
  • December 19, 2015: Clarified language regarding use of information related to comments and form submissions. Updated language clarifying that log information may be used to prevent hotlinking and/or electronic attacks.
  • December 16, 2015: Updated language regarding use of personally identifiable information related to comments and form submissions.
  • December 10, 2015: Clarified that Google Fonts servers are located in the U.S. Added credits to note about WP DoNotTrack.
  • December 9, 2015: Clarified Server and Error log information. Editorial changes, including rearranging some sections. Editorial and formatting changes.
  • October 23, 2015: Added “and/or” to Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information stipulations.
  • October 10, 2015: Editorial and formatting changes. Clarified Online Tracking section and noted that Google Analytics servers are located in the U.S.
  • August 24, 2015: Added Server and Error Logs information; editorial changes. Changed “court order” to “court order or other government order” in Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information. Added bankruptcy to Ownership Transfers. Updated license from BY-SA 2.5 to 4.0.

Please contact us if you need information on earlier revisions.

Updated: July 22, 2020 — 4:26 pm