Who we are

Our website address is: http://jamesdelong.com/.

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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. 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

We collect personal information from users who fill out contact forms on our website, including name, email address, and message. This information is used solely for the purpose of responding to the user’s inquiry or request. We may also share or sell this information to third parties for marketing and advertising purposes. By using the contact form, you consent to the collection, use and sharing of this information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.


Our website uses analytics services to collect information about how users interact with our site, including what pages they visit, how long they stay on the site, and what actions they take. This information is used to improve the user experience and understand how our website is being used. The analytics services we use may collect and store information such as the device type, IP address, and browser type used to access the site. By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of this information in accordance with this Privacy Policy

Artificial Intelligence

Please note that some of the information provided on this website may have been generated by AI and may not be entirely accurate. We advise our readers to independently verify any information before acting upon it. The use of AI-generated content is for educational and informational purposes only and should not be considered as a substitute for professional advice

Who we share your data with

We may share your personal information with third parties for various reasons, such as to provide services that you have requested, to comply with legal obligations, or for marketing and advertising purposes. These third parties may include our service providers, business partners, and advertisers. We may also share your personal information with other third parties as permitted or required by law. We take appropriate measures to ensure that your personal information is protected when shared with third parties. By providing us with your personal information, you consent to the sharing of your information as outlined in this Privacy Policy.

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.

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.

Your contact information

We collect personal contact information from users when they register on our website, make a purchase, or fill out a contact form. This information may include name, email address, phone number, and mailing address. This information is used to contact users in relation to their account, orders, and any requests or inquiries they may have. We may also use this information to send users marketing and promotional materials, if they have given us permission to do so. By providing us with your contact information, you consent to receiving communications from us in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We take the security of your personal information seriously and have implemented appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect it from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. These measures include, but are not limited to, encryption of sensitive data, secure servers, and regular security audits. We also have policies and procedures in place to detect and respond to security incidents. However, no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. By providing us with your personal information, you acknowledge the inherent security risks associated with transmitting information over the internet and understand that we cannot guarantee the security of your information.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the event of a data breach, we have established procedures to promptly assess the nature and scope of the breach, contain and control the breach, and take appropriate steps to restore the integrity of the affected systems. We will also notify affected individuals and regulatory authorities as required by applicable law. We will also conduct a thorough investigation to determine the cause of the breach and implement measures to prevent similar breaches from occurring in the future. Additionally, we have incident response plans in place to handle a data breach and have designated a team responsible for investigating and addressing any data breaches. These plans are regularly reviewed and tested to ensure that we are fully prepared to respond to any potential data breaches.

What third parties we receive data from

We may receive personal information about our users from third-party sources, such as social media platforms, marketing companies, and data brokers. This information may include demographic data, interests, and browsing history. We may use this information to personalize the user experience, to improve our services, and for targeted advertising. We take appropriate measures to ensure that any third-party data we receive is collected and used in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and that appropriate permissions have been obtained. By using our website, you consent to us receiving and using your personal information from third-party sources in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

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

We may use automated decision making and profiling to analyze and process the personal information we collect from our users. This may include using algorithms and machine learning models to analyze user behavior and preferences, and to personalize the user experience and show targeted advertising. Automated decision making and profiling may also be used to detect fraudulent activity and to make decisions about user accounts.

We take appropriate measures to ensure that any automated decision making and profiling is fair, transparent and respects the user’s rights. Users have the right to contest the decision, and to request human intervention. By providing us with your personal information, you consent to us using automated decision making and profiling in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

We are committed to complying with all applicable industry regulatory requirements related to the collection, use, and storage of personal information. These requirements may vary depending on the jurisdiction and industry, but may include laws related to data protection, privacy, and security.

In the event of a data breach, we are required to notify affected individuals and regulatory authorities as required by applicable law. We also provide transparency on the types of data we collect and how we use it, through our privacy policy.

We regularly review and update our policies and procedures to ensure that we are in compliance with the latest industry regulatory requirements. We also conduct regular audits and assessments to ensure that we have appropriate measures in place to protect the personal information of our users.