What personal data we DO collect, and why
For the purpose of monitoring our website traffic, we use Google Analytics. It offers us an insight into the type of audience that most enjoys the content we produce, allowing us to cater better to it. In order to facilitate that, the service collects basic age (age bracket), sex (male or female) and location (country of origin) information, as well as your IP address, the type of viewing device you are currently using and its respective operating system.
Similar information is collected by our hosting provider’s built-in analytics service, Awstats.
None of the generated data is accessible to third-parties, or used for purposes different than monitoring website traffic.
• Contact forms
A contact form, or rather the one contact form on our “Get in touch” page, allows you to email us directly, without having to use an external email service. Too many clicks like that.
For the purpose of establishing a two-way correspondence, before you can send us your message, the form requires you input a valid email address.
Upon reception, said email address and its associated message are stored securely. We never use them for purposes different than maintaining our correspondence.
• Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, documents, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Short of not providing said embedded content at all, which would be detrimental to the quality (hehe) of our work, there is nothing we can do to avoid that.
What personal data we DO NOT collect, and why
• Cookies, comments, media, accounts and ads
Our website serves no first-party cookies, as we don’t allow any form of visitor commentary, media uploading, or user registration.
Furthermore, we have never, are not, and will never run any kind of advertisements on controlplusd.com.
A labour of love supports CTRL+D, and whilst we would certainly be grateful to be able to, one day, earn a living through this project, we don’t see the act of putting advertisements on the site as a preferred method of doing so.
• Contact for privacy-specific issues