Privacy Statement

It’s been brought to our attention—I’m using the royal we here, because Half Machine Lip Moves is ultimately a one-man operation—that we’re supposed to have a privacy statement in order to comply with some law the European Union passed. I don’t want EU stormtroopers and the King of England to kick in my door and raid my house, but I don’t have the money to lawyer up and find out what I actually have to do to to be legal. (Google made a huge stink about this and sent me lots of menacing messages about GDPR compliance when this site was hosted on Blogger, but offered no help or advice whatsoever on what to do; they wouldn’t even offer a link to articles with advice.)

The TL;DR Version of what (I think) we’re supposed to tell you: - This site doesn’t set cookies on your computer. - The are no advertisements on the site. Which means we’re not sharing or selling anything to them. - This site doesn’t offer user accounts and doesn’t having a commenting system, therefore no user information is being collected or sold. - There are no tracking or analytics scripts on the site. - We don’t have an email list. The form on the contact page sends messages to us, not to users or visitors. - We don’t send notifications. (Does anybody ever say yes when websites ask to show desktop notifications?)

Half Machine Lip Moves is a radio show that’s pretty much a hobby done by a volunteer DJ on a community radio station. The site made up of mostly static webpages. There is no commenting system on the site, and the site doesn’t offer user accounts—no user accounts means there’s no data being collected on said users. We don’t use third-party analytics and there are no ads on the site. The only third-party script used is the Font Awesome script (which creates the site’s icons), and we may eventually start a using locally-hosted version of that.