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Privacy Policy


Who I am

I am Chip Burkitt. My website address is: http://orderingchaos.com/wordpress and can also be reached at http://blog.orderingchaos.com. My site uses SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), so if you setup an account with username and password, that information is encrypted before being sent over the Internet. You can leave a comment without providing any information more than your name and email address.

What personal data I collect and why I collect it


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

If your comment is approved and you have provided a profile picture, the picture will be displayed 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


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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

I rarely use embedded content, preferring to include links that you can access on your own.


I use analytics software to monitor traffic and usage. It collects IP addresses and browser type, but none of that information is tied to your account (if you have one) or any other personally identifiable information you choose to provide.

Who I share your data with

I don’t share your personally identifiable information with anyone. Any comments you create appear with the name you provide. Your email address does not appear, and I will use it only to contact you about your comment or if you initiate an email exchange.

How long I 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 own personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). I can also see and edit that information. Users cannot see or change one another’s private 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 me. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service.