Privacy Policy

I promise not to disclose your private information to any third party except if required to do so by law, or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with legal process, respond to claims, or to protect the rights, property or safety of Matt Read, Weblog users or the public. I take all reasonable care in handling your personal information to ensure its security both offline and online.

I reserve the right to amend this privacy policy without notice and without consultation.

Types of Information I Collect

You are free to browse Matt Read, Weblog without submitting any personal information at all. Your IP address (your current Internet address) is stored in the server logs at the time of your visit, as it is on all web sites. I do not collect any personal information (such as a name, address, or e-mail address) when you visit the site unless you register to the site or provided the information when leaving a comment.

Posting Comments on Articles

It is important to remember that when you provide personal information (e.g., last name, address, phone number) in a online posting that that information is visible to anyone, and may be used by someone in a manner unintended by you. For that reason, I discourage you from posting any personal information on this or any website in comments or otherwise.

mollom-logo.pngI use Mollom to filter out spam comments on this site. I send the name, IP address, email address, and the contents of the comments you leave on this to the Mollom content filtering service, a third-party spam filtering service. Please ensure you have read and understand Mollom’s Privacy Policy.


The Habari blog software, that my site is running on, uses browser cookies to keep track of which messages you have read, and other information about your session. Cookies are small pieces of text that are stored on your hard drive between visits. For example, I use a cookie to store your name and URL when you post comments so you don’t have to re-enter them each time you visit. These cookies do not collect, store or maintain any private, personally identifiable information. You do not have to accept these cookies to visit or use the site (although turning cookies off will impair the site’s functionality), and you can choose to refuse the cookies, delete the cookies from your hard drive or turn off cookies at any time by updating your user profile preferences.


Ads appearing on my site are served by Google Adsense, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile non personal identification information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. Please ensure you have read and understand Google’s Advertising Policy.

This privacy policy does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Web Site Statistics

I use the Piwik software to keep statistics about your visit to this site so I can better serve the content that people are looking at. Information such as such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request, etc. are stored on my server. This information is never disclosed to any 3rd party. If you wish you may opt-out of your visit being tracked in the form below.

Third party websites

It’s important to remember that any links to 3rd party sites posted on this site are not controlled by me. These sites may have their own privacy policies and browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to my site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

Content Rating

This site is SafeSurf Rated as “Adult Supervision Recommended”, and to the best of my knowledge is accurate and complies with the SafeSurf End User License Agreement.

Questions And Concerns

If you have any concerns or questions about any aspect of this policy, please feel free to contact me using my contact form. Please use the Subject “Privacy Policy” or similar.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

I reserve the right to amend this comments policy without notice and without consultation.

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