The short version
This website uses third-party advertising and affiliate services to earn money.
All advertising and affiliate links are clearly indicated and your privacy in using those links is according to the policies of the advertising and affiliate services.
If you give me your personal information (such as your name and email address), I will only use that information to reply to your message.
What Google wants me to tell you about your privacy
Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
Users may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings.
GDPR is about protecting your privacy and I support that.
This is a personal blog from which I write about my experiences and opinions on world martial arts and related topics.
I’m such a small upstart that I’m responsible for everything on this website. All the corporate roles and responsibilities outlined in GDPR (such as the Data Protection Officer) devolve to me.
Sometimes, I pay others for their services to do design or technical maintenance tasks that I cannot do myself, or to write guest blog entries.
This website retains guest blog entries. By posting an entry on this blog you are implicitly agreeing to let me republish your material throughout the universe for all time. This means that guest blog entries may be preserved forever unless you request that they be removed. You can request that your guest blog entry be removed at any time.
Paid guest blog entries cannot be removed other than according to the terms of the service contract for their creation.
I make blog removal policy clear to the invited guest bloggers in their intro email and to paid bloggers in their contract.
This website does not accept, collect, or publish comments.
This website runs on software that produces log files. These log files are only processed for statistical analysis of overall traffic and to identify malicious behavior (hacking/cracking). Log files include the IP address your browser request came from, the page requested, the referrer page (if any), and your browser identification string (if any).
This is the same data that is collected by almost all other websites for similar purposes (statistical analysis of overall traffic and to identify malicious behavior).
If this is a privacy concern, I encourage you to use a VPN and obfuscate or anonymize any or all of these things. You will not be blocked from accessing this website for having anonymized your access of this website.
You can be blocked from accessing this website if I believe that your access or use is intended to be malicious.
This website does not attempt to track you.
However, the costs for operating this website are offset by money earned through advertising and affiliate links. All advertising and affiliate links are clearly indicated and your privacy in using those links is according to the policies of the advertising and affiliate services.
These advertising and affiliate services probably attempt to track you.
I don’t intend to start collecting or processing personally identifiable information. If you give me your personal information (such as your name and email address), I will only use that information to reply to your message. Your email may stay in my inbox or email client forever. Hey! you emailed me.
I will never harvest your email address for my own, or a third-party’s, mailing list. I do not operate a mailing list.
If you use a third-party service (such as formspree.io) to contact me, your privacy in using that service is according to the policies of the service.
These third-party services probably attempt to track you.
These third-party websites probably attempt to track you.
If you want to exercise your right to be forgotten, or have personal information removed from this site, contact me using the information on this website, if you don’t already have my email address, or DM me on Twitter (@etvmueller).
I do not use Facebook.
I am not a corporation with a dedicated IT support staff and I spend a lot of time traveling for example to places where angels fear to tread. If you don’t get a reply within a week, email me again. I probably didn’t get your request. Once I receive a GDPR request I will comply with it promptly, but bear in mind I’m a human being with a high-stress 24⁄7 job, and this blog is a peripheral pursuit.