Site policies

Comment policy

Most of my posts don’t have comments enabled. It’s not that I don’t think you have something interesting to say; it’s mostly that I have neither the time nor the inclination to be a referee. I did that for many years and had my fill of juvenile comments and complaints.

If I open a post to comments, here are the ground rules:

This is my party, and I reserve the right to remove spam or posts that I consider offensive. This includes posts that mistake personal abuse for reasoned argument, or which are directly sexist, racist, homophobic or otherwise plain bigoted. While impassioned argument is welcome, trolling will not be tolerated.

Privacy policy

I respect your privacy.

Any personal information you provide to me including and similar to your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address will not be released, sold, or rented to any entities or individuals.

Credit card details

I will never personally ask for credit card details on any page of this site, and request that you do not enter it on any of the forms on this site. All credit card payments to me or my business (Kephart + Associates) are processed through PayPal or Google Checkout. You may be asked to provide credit card and other personal details when purchasing products from an affiliate ad shown on this site. You should read the privacy policies on those sites when completing any purchases made on this site.

External sites

I am not responsible for the content of external internet sites. You should read the privacy policy of external sites before disclosing any personal information.


A “cookie” is a small data text file that is placed in your browser and allows the site to recognize you each time you visit. Cookies themselves do not contain any personal information, and this site does not use cookies to collect personal information. Cookies may also be used by third party content providers such as RSS news feeds.

Be aware of the risks when you use the Internet. 

While I do my best to protect your personal information, I cannot guarantee the security of any information that you transmit to me through this site, and you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any passwords or other account information. In addition, other Internet sites or services that may be accessible through this site may have separate data and privacy practices, and therefore I disclaim any responsibility or liability for their policies or actions.

Please contact those vendors and others directly if you have any questions about their privacy policies.

Policies updated October 21, 2020.