curiosity across disciplines

Last updated October 27, 2023


Basically, I don't want your personal information. Privacy and security are sexy. Such is my incredibly sophisticated position.

I don't use cookies, I minimize services, and I only collect the most scantily-clad of information to operate this minimalist site and a newsletter; your email and (optionally) your first name.

However, these words don't just apparate here magically; they're on Ghost's servers, which has its own privacy policy. You can find that and the other legal necessities down below, if you're so inclined.

Collection of Personal Information

As mentioned above, I collect and store as little information as possible. Some information, however, is automatically collected simply by visiting, including:

  • Access logs: standard web server access logs from Ghost (our host, say that five times fast!) collected for debugging technical errors and to prevent misuse.
  • Usage data: information collected by Ghost used to improve the quality of the services. This includes the location derived from Ghost by your IP address (I don't have access to your IP though), where you visit on the site and at what time, emails received, and email newsletter opens and clicks.
  • Information you may provide: If you choose to sign up for the newsletter, you must provide me with your email (alternatively, feel free to use rss instead if you'd rather not provide your email). You may also choose to provide your first name on the newsletter form. If you email me directly at "chris" AT "oddlinks" DOT "com" you are also providing me any information included in such an email.

By visiting this site, you grant me the right to collect and process data neccessary for the website to function. By opting in to the newsletter, you grant me the right to store and process the personal information detailed above.

As a visitor, you are granted the right to request a copy of all information we have stored about you. You also have the right to request that this information is deleted. To exercise these rights, contact me anytime at "chris" AT "oddlinks" DOT "com").

Third-Party Services

The only third-party services currently used with this site are Ghost's hosting and newsletter service. You can find Ghost's privacy policy here.

Data Retention

I retain information (detailed above) for as long as it is necessary to continue to provide the services for which you signed up.


This website is purely for informational purposes. It is offered on an “as-is" and "as-available" basis for use at your own risk, and with no warranty.

Changes to this Policy

I may update this Policy at any time. Changes to this Policy take effect immediately.


Hey, thanks for checking out my website and Privacy Policy. Again, I think privacy and security are pretty cool things that we should care about. Creating a culture in which content creators, services, and providers are more transparent and accountable in minimizing collection of users' data and in keeping it safe is a win-win.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at "chris" AT "oddlinks" DOT "com".