Privacy

1. General Policy

Your privacy is important to me. It is my policy to respect your privacy regarding any information I may collect from you across my website, https://kelvinlin.ca.

I only ask for personal information when we truly need it to provide a service to you. I collect it by fair and lawful means, with your knowledge and consent. I also let you know why I’m collecting it and how it will be used.

I only retain collected information for as long as necessary to provide you with your requested service. What data I store, I’ll protect within commercially acceptable means to prevent loss and theft, as well as unauthorised access, disclosure, copying, use or modification. However, while I make best effort to safeguard your data, I cannot guarentee that my website and associated will not be unlawfully breached by third-parties, and by continuing to use my website, you agree to hold me harmless to any damages that may occur as a result of such unauthorized breaches.

I don’t knowingly share any personally identifying information publicly or with third-parties, except when required to by law.

My website may link to external sites that are not operated by me. Please be aware that I have no control over the content and practices of these sites, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy policies.

You are free to refuse my request for your personal information, with the understanding that I may be unable to provide you with some of your desired services.

Your continued use of our website will be regarded as acceptance of my practices around privacy and personal information. If you have any questions about how I handle user data and personal information, feel free to contact me using one of the three options listed at https://kelvinlin.ca/contact.

This policy is effective as of 3 June 2019 and is subject to change at any time without notice.

I generated this section using the Basic option at GetTerms.io, and modified it to reflect the personal nature of my website (by using “I” instead of “we”).

2. Cookie Policy

Cookies are used on my site to provide me with analytics information through the use of Google Analytics. I keep track of the number of visitors, the number of unique visitors, where my visitors are coming from, how long people stay on my site, and how they navigate through my site. You can learn more about how Google uses data when you use my website at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.

When configuring Google Analytics, I make best effort to anonymize the data that I collect, and to minimize the data I share with Google for their own internal services. I also make best effort to honour “DO NOT TRACK” requests; however, I cannot guarentee that all requests will be honoured as there are a diverse number of different standards that are used in industry. By default, the use of my website assumes consent to the use of cookies.

I use this information to help improve the layout and content of my website, and to determine visitor interest so that I can write to topics that people are interested in.

If you do not consent to my use of cookies and/or my cookie policy, please stop using my website immediately. You can remove the cookies from your computer by clearing your browsing data from your internet browser. Please consult the documentation for your respective browser for further instructions.

3. Tools and Technologies Used

To provide maximal transparency, here are the tools and technologies that I used, and what I use the tools and technologies for.

The source code for my website is available at https://github.com/kelvinkklin/kelvinkklin.github.io. You can see all of the code, libraries, services, and APIs used in the development of my website there.

In summary of the code above, the main tools and technologies that I used were:

  • Hugo: A static website generator to make website development easier.
  • Coder: The Hugo theme I used to create my website.
  • Bootstrap: A web development library used to style my website.
  • FontAwesome Icons: Used to provide visual icons for my website.
  • Google Analytics: Used to provide analytics capabilities to my website, as described in the Cookie Policy. I use Google Analytics to track of the number of visitors, the number of unique visitors, where my visitors are coming from, how long people stay on my site, and how they navigate through my site. You can find out more about how Google uses data when you use my website at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.
  • Google Forms: Used in my Contact page to allow visitors to send me an email. Please note that this is a service provided by Google and is subject to Google’s Terms and Conditions as well as Google’s Privacy Policy. By filling out the form, you consent to providing me with your name, email, and message through Google’s platform subject to Google’s Terms & Conditions, and Google’s Privacy Policy.
  • Google Search Console: Used to improve website ranking on Google Search. Please note that this is a service provided by Google and is subject to Google’s Terms and Conditions as well as Google’s Privacy Policy.
  • Github Pages: Used to host my site. Github Pages is a platform run by Github and is subject to Github’s Terms and Conditions as well as Github’s Privacy Policy.

In addition, I occasionally link or cross-post content on my site to social media platforms including (but not limited to) LinkedIn, Medium, Reddit, Twitter, and Facebook. These social media platforms are governed by external organizations, and use of those platforms are subject to their respective Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policies.