Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

This policy also applies to ANY sub domain of Including: Codex, Vista, SVN, and others.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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

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.


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

Contact forms

Contact forms may be presented for purposes of answering questions or to enable the user to reach others through this web site. If you submit information to us, we will keep it for that purpose and for historical records of the interaction.


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

If you 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 also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

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

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

This sites activities are instrumented with Google Analytics. Use of this information is only for purposes of improving the performance and navigability of this site.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information. Website administrators can also change a user’s username.

What rights you have over your data

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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Google Analytics platform receives page use information as outlined above.

Your contact information

We may use any contact information you provide for purposes related to maintaining the integrity of the web site, ensuring the integrity of its contents and other operational needs. If you sign up for periodic updates, your e-mail will be used for that purpose.

Additional information

Information about your interaction with the site is maintained for a period of no longer than six months for purposes of administering, securing and auditing the use of the site. We may contact you for feedback about the site’s operation, enhancements and other purposes related to the improvement of the site, its content or related site enhancements and performance..

How we protect your data

All information about you is exchanged with this site using secure communications protocols (https). All information you provide to us is stored on our servers except as outlined above. The site maintains backups for purposes of recovery for a period of two months.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Should a breach occur, we will make reasonable attempts to restore the site’s normal operation within one week and because we make no warranty regarding this site’s availability or its contents’ ongoing durability, we make no other commitments – this site is to be used as-is without warranty or commitment of any kind.

What third parties we receive data from

We receive no information from third parties other than those data indicated above.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We only use information to analyze the usability of this site and to improve its operation. We do no marketing or sales so this site is considered to be presented without warranty for a given purpose.

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