Privacy Policy

We believe in transparency, honesty, good data etiquette, and privacy.

Who we are

Our website address is

This site is owned and operated by Protean Enterprises, LLC, a limited liability company in the state of Utah in the United States of America.

Our contact information

We can be reached at [email protected].

You can contact us via email or our Contact Us page for questions regarding your data and how we use it.

What Data We Collect, and Why We Collect it

We aim to collect as little personal data as possible.

However, we rely on general aggregate data to improve our site, our offerings, and more to improve your experience on our site.

Advertising Privacy Statement

This Site is affiliated with Ezoic and Google AdSense for the purposes of placing advertising on this website. Google AdSense uses standard and widely-available tools for placing and serving ads, including those provided by Google, Inc., and its affiliates.

We use interest-based advertisements on the Site; displayed ads are tailored to reflect your interests. To help understand your interests, Google and our other advertising partners will track your behavior on our website and on other websites across the Internet using cookies.

By using this Site, you consent to using such cookies and sharing data captured by such cookies with Google and our other third-party partners.

You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser by visiting

Ezoic, our ad vendor and technology partner, uses cookies to serve ads on this website. You can see Ezoic’s privacy policy on their site.

You may opt-out of using the DART cookie by visiting Google’s ad and content network privacy policy at –

You can also opt-out of the network cookie using those settings or the Network Advertising Initiative’s multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at

However, these opt-out mechanisms use cookies, and if you clear the cookies from your browser, your opt-out will not be maintained.


We use automatic data collection technology (via Google Analytics) to collect information about website users, including devices, browsing activity, and patterns. This data generally includes basic demographic information such as your general location, how you use our website, and any communications between this site and your computer. Other data collected may include what kind of computer you use, your browser type, your Internet connection, your IP address, and your operating system.

This data is collected for statistical purposes and never includes personal information. This data collection aims to improve our website and online offerings.

You can opt-out of Google Analytics so that none of your personal information is collected or stored in Google Analytics. To do so, download and install a Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on via this link. Please see the Google Privacy Policy for more information on how Google collects, uses, and stores your data.


A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user. Still, personal information we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

If you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to save your name, email address, and website with 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 visit our 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 set up several cookies to save your login information and screen display choices. Login cookies last two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me,” your login will persist for two weeks. The login cookies will be removed if you log out of your account.

An additional cookie will be saved in your browser if you edit or publish an article. 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 similarly as if the visitor has visited another 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.

We may link to or reference other websites. Sometimes those links will be affiliate links. We try to notify readers of where links will take them, but we cannot control external links or a 3rd party website.

We don’t know how they will use or collect your information. Each site should have a privacy policy and terms of service page. We recommend that you read and understand each of those before using any 3rd party site.

Affiliate programs

Our website uses affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing uses embedded links and cookies to track your web browsing and purchases. Purchases made using affiliate links may result in our being paid a commission.

Here is our Amazon affiliate statement. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites. As a part of that program, we post customized, Amazon-provided links to track referrals to their website. This program makes use of cookies to track visits and assign commissions.

You can read more about our disclosure policies and terms and conditions on our terms and conditions page.


If this site allows comments, some personal data may be collected.

When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form and the visitor’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 the context of your comment.

We do not collect your email address from the comments form for use in any email lists, including newsletters or email marketing. We never sell email addresses to third parties.

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


Users cannot upload images or other media files to this website. However, if you somehow manage to upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Visitors can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

When you fill out a contact form on this site, we can only collect the information you enter into the contact form. If the form asks for your name, email address, or other personal information and you fill it out, then that information is sent to us via email. We’ll only retain that information (including your email address) for as long as we need to address your purpose in contacting us.

Email addresses provided in the contact forms are never used for any purpose other than responding directly to you regarding your reason for contacting us. We never sell information from contact forms to any third parties.

Email newsletters and marketing

We don’t share or sell your data to anyone.

If you voluntarily subscribe to sign up for our email newsletter, then we use a third-party email provider to store your email address and name exactly as you provided.

The email provider we use is SendFox. The privacy policy for SendFox can be found here.

Managing subscriptions or opting-out

You can opt-out of future communications, including email or newsletter, by clicking the “unsubscribe” links contained within each email or newsletter.

You can manage your subscription preferences via the appropriate link in every email.

Purchases and payments

Some personal data may be collected if this site has a store or allows purchases. Data will be collected and stored in compliance with appropriate tax laws. Data collected related to purchases cannot be deleted upon request if doing so conflicts with tax laws.

We store your information for as long as your account exists or for as long as required by applicable tax laws.

Data collected with a purchase may include name, email address, physical address, or other information pertinent to your account and order.

We do not collect or store billing information, as we process payments through PayPal. As such, some of your data will be passed to PayPal. This includes information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.

Please see the PayPal Privacy Policy for more details.

Your Data Rights

We believe everyone has a right to their data and to privacy. We also believe in transparency about how we use, store, and keep data safe.

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us.

You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Who Has Access to Your Data

Administrator-level members of our team have access to the information you provide us. Administrators can access:

  • Information such as your username and email address.
  • Order information, if applicable.
  • Any additional information in your WordPress User Profile can also be visible to the administrator(s).

Administrators cannot manage or change your subscription preferences for you.

How Long We Retain Data

The comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely if you leave a comment.

  • This is so we can automatically recognize and approve any follow-up comments instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
  • Users can request that their comments and related data be deleted.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profiles.

  • All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information anytime (usernames are not changeable).
  • Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
  • Registered, non-purchase users can request their data be deleted.

For users who purchase, applicable data is retained in compliance with local and federal tax laws. This data will be kept as long as legally required.

Where We Send Data

We do not sell or share personal data.

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

If you voluntarily subscribe to sign up for our email newsletter, then we use a third-party email provider to store your email address and name exactly as you provided.

The email provider we use is SendFox.

Payments are processed via PayPal.

How We Protect Data

Comment-related data is kept secure through our secure servers. In a data breach, all team member passwords would be changed. Comments may then be checked, edited, and/or deleted as deemed appropriate by our team.

We use secure, third-party software for our newsletters. The data is stored with them.

We also use secure, third-party software such as PayPal for all financial transactions. No financial data is collected nor stored by us.

European Economic Area Residents (GDPR)

If you reside in a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), then you and your data are protected under the GDPR and applicable data protection laws. You have the right, among other things, to access your data, have us erase it, and/or restrict its further processing.

If you wish to access or delete your data (if any) maintained by us related to advertising on the Site, you can contact us and visit to manage your preferences with Google.

If you wish to see a list of the advertising partners we work with, please see our ads.txt file.

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

Under the CCPA, California residents have the right to access your data, have us erase it, and/or restrict its further processing (to not have your data shared with any third-party entities). We do not share or sell any personal information to anyone.

If you wish to access or delete your data maintained by us on the site, contact us and visit to manage your preferences with Google. You can check CCPA compliance data with Ezoic at this link.

To see our advertising partners, please see our ads.txt file.

Specific Information from Ezoic

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