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/or 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 must do to be legal. (Google made a huge stink about this and sent lots of menacing messages about GDPR compliance when this site was hosted on Blogger, but they offered no help or advice whatsoever on what to do; they wouldn’t even give a measly link to an article 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/device.
- We use MixCloud and Hearthis.at to host our podcasts. Those sites might put cookies on your computer/device. I’m not sure if they actually do, but it’s wise to assume they do.
- We use a Google search box for the site. It’s pretty likely Google puts cookies on your computer/device.
- This site doesn’t have ads, therefore we’re not selling information to advertisers or sharing anything with advertisers or other data brokers.
- This site doesn’t offer user accounts. Therefore, no information is being collected or sold about said users.
- This site has no commenting system on it.
- There are no tracking or analytics scripts on the site. Now MixCloud, HeartThis.at, and Google may be putting tracking and analytics but we aren’t doing that.
- 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. (For real, does anybody ever say yes to allowing desktop notifications?)
Half Machine Lip Moves is a radio show that’s 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 site uses a self-hosted version of Font Awesome, which makes the icons in the navigation bar.