The Terms of our Relationship

This is my personal homepage with words and documents written and edited by me. Your use of this website, in any and all forms, constitutes an acceptance of these terms and policies. This page is reviewed and revised from time to time.

All content provided is for informational purposes only. The articles and posts on this website are my own and don’t necessarily represent the positions, strategies, or opinions of my employer or its subsidiaries. I make no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information found here or by following any links. I will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. I will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information.

Privacy Policy

At this website the privacy of my visitors is extremely important. This Privacy Policy outlines the types of personal information that is received and collected and how it is used.

First and foremost, I will never share your email address or any other personal information supplied to me to anyone without your direct consent.

As of 2017-07-03 I have not received a request for any information about readers or visitors to this website from any law enforcement agency or officer of the court.

Keybase Signed Canary

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You may download this from my files directory, terms.md.sig and the current version of this page is probably in the git repository on Github that I shove code into (inc-mm-v4).

Log Files

Like many other websites, I retain some log files to help learn about when, from where, and how often traffic flows to this site and to find errors in my website, because I make a lot of errors. Some of the information is somewhat anonymized because I use a content delivery network and web application firewall supplied by Cloudflare (since 2013), the information in these log files include:

  • Internet Protocol addresses (IP) (In many cases this will be the address of which CloudFlare node you were handled by)
  • Date and time stamp
  • Referring and exit pages
  • Number of clicks

All of this information is not linked to anything that is personally identifiable and I don’t do it to identify people, I do it to identify which documents and pages are being read, which ones aren’t, and which ones are in the wrong place (404).

Cookies and Web Beacons

When you visit this website, there may be cookies sent to your browser. Some pages may have advertising widgets and they use cookies to know what advertisements to show you. I don’t know what they contain and I can’t tell you much about them. Other cookies may be set by Amazon, which houses some of the data via their S3 storage service, or by web analytics services from the advertisement a page may contain. I don’t like advertising but do sometimes use affiliate links and selective analytics. Those may set cookies.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your web browser options. Instructions for doing so can be found on the specific web browsers’ websites.

Amazon

Amazon, a third party affiliate marketing network, uses cookies to help make sure I get a commission when you buy a product after clicking on a link or ad banner that takes you to the site of one of their merchants. You can read Amazon’s Privacy Policy.

Google Adsense

Google Adsense, a third party affiliate marketing network, uses cookies to help make sure I get a commission when you buy a product after clicking on a link or ad banner that takes you to the site of one of their merchants. You can read Google Adsense Privacy Policy.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics tool I use to help understand how visitors engage with this website. It reports website trends using cookies and web beacons without identifying individual visitors. You can read Google Analytics Privacy Policy.

Disclosure Policy

I may someday make money on this website through affiliate programs. If you click an affiliate link or ad banner and buy the product, you help support this website because I’ll get a percentage of that sale.

Currently I’m an affiliate for Amazon and Google Adsense.

What this means for you:

  • I do not and will not recommend a product just because I’m an affiliate. That’d be a stupid way to earn a living anyway.
  • I do not recommend products just for the sake of making money.
  • I respect and value my readers, and only write my own genuine and objective opinions and advice.

Just like this website, my Disclosure Policy is a work in progress. I’m trying to define what I think is important but this is not really a tight ship I’m running here. This is my landing pad for web publishing and I don’t want to mislead people about anything and I also want to be as accurate as I can without having it consume more time than sharing a link to an app on iTunes or posting an article about photography. If you have any questions about any of this I’d appreciate hearing it because it will help me ensure I am doing the right thing.

License

All original content (e.g. articles, blog posts, rants, raves, and photographs) available on incumbent.org that is attributed to me may be assumed licensed to you under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.1

Attribution

My preference for attribution on photographs or content is quite simple:

<a href="https://incumbent.org/">Emory Lundberg</a>, Iowa City (<a href="http://emory.kvet.ch/">blog</a>/<a href="https://ephemeral.be/">photography</a>)

Alternately you may use this shorter version if you’re into the whole brevity thing:

<a href="https://incumbent.org/">Emory Lundberg</a>, Iowa City
  1. The code that makes my publishing engine generate pages, do the layout, and user interface elements of the website itself is probabably under a less restrictive license. I don’t know how to make that easier to navigate for you at this time, but my license applies to content (writing and otherwise) I have created for this website and not the theme kit I use as a ruby gem (minimal-mistakes), and I hope that makes sense.