Privacy Policy

Jurisdiction & Intended Audience

All content, information, and services provided on this site are intended strictly for individuals over 13 years of age residing in the United States, outside the states of California, Virginia, Colorado, Utah, Connecticut, and Nevada.

This site and its owners make no representations that the content and services provided are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Visitors who access this site and are outside the intended audience do so on their own initiative, against our policy, and are solely responsible for compliance with local and state laws, if and to the extent local and state laws are applicable.

By accessing this site, you acknowledge and agree that any disputes or legal issues arising from your use shall be governed by the laws of Wisconsin, United States, without regard to any conflict of law provisions. You further agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located within Dane County, Wisconsin, United States for the resolution of any disputes.


By using this website, you acknowledge and accept that any data you provide or that we collect in connection with your use of the site may be used, disclosed, or retained by us or our service providers. This may include, but is not limited to, information such as your IP address, timestamp, protocol, referring URL, user agent and browser, operating system and other client data, pages visited, and actions taken on the site.

We reserve the right to use, share, or dispose of collected data as we deem necessary for the operation, maintenance, and improvement of the website, as well as for compliance with legal obligations.

By continuing to use this website, you signify your understanding and acceptance of these terms.

Information Collected

When accessed, this web site collects IP address, timestamp, protocol, referring page, user agent and browser, operating system, and other browsing data. It may also induce the collection of data by third parties, as noted below.

Comments & Forms

Information disclosed to this site through submission of forms, for commenting or otherwise, becomes property of Robert D. Plankers and may be displayed publicly, in perpetuity, on this web site, as well as modified, altered, or deleted as I choose.

Data, media, images, and so on that are provided to this web site become the property of Robert D. Plankers. The submitter is required to remove identifying information, such as, but not limited to, EXIF data and GPS coordinates, prior to submitting.

Third-Party Services

This site uses third-party services for its operation which also collect data. This includes, but is not limited to, site analytics, advertisement services, backups, DNS, caching, content distribution networks, image optimization, spam analysis, threat detection, security services, and more. Visitors to this site are subject to the privacy policies of those services. We make no claims or guarantees regarding the use of data by those services.

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 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.

Third-party services will set additional cookies as necessary. We make no claims or guarantees regarding their use of cookies and/or your privacy.

Embedded Content From Other Web Sites

Articles on this site may include embedded content. 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

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

Data may be shared with third-party services as deemed necessary for the operation of this site, and with law enforcement if legally compelled, or when necessary to further an investigation of crimes against this site and/or its users.

How Long We Retain Data

Data provided to this site via submission, or gleaned via accessing this site, may be retained indefinitely, as deemed necessary for the operation of the site.

What Rights You Have Over Your Data

Your rights to data as stored by this site are limited to that which is guaranteed by the United States of America and the State of Wisconsin.

You may contact us to request the deletion of specific data or items. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.