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Thoughts and Commentary by Karl Auerbach

Locus ab auctoritate .. est infirmissimus.
(The argument from authority is the weakest.)
– Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274).

The CaveBear Privacy Policy
Thursday, 10 May 2007 17:30

The CaveBear Privacy Policy

We participate in no so-called "private" privacy initiatives.  Indeed we feel that leaving the protection of privacy to anything less than well enforced laws would be a farce.

The CaveBear site takes no active steps to protect your privacy.  We collect the standard logs of access to our systems.

We never have used the access logs for anything but our own administrative uses - primarily monitoring our sites to see whether someone has tried (or succeeded) to penetrate our security.  And we have never opened those logs to anyone other than our own administrative staff, who, it may be said, tend to find the contents not merely uninteresting but downright boring.

At the current time the CaveBear site has no interest in using our logs for any other purpose.

At the present time we use web cookies only to organize your navigation through our website; we do not collect or permanently record any cookies that our software may have sent you.  Nor do we read or save cookies put there by others.

So, if you are concerned about your privacy, you luck out - our practices are consistent with your interest in protecting your privacy.  However we do not guarantee that our practices will not someday change or that we will not accidentally disclose something.

It is our recommendation to you that you take such self protections as you feel appropriate.  And we further suggest that you do not look to protection of your privacy to come from the private sector - that sector's interests are not aligned with yours.

The CaveBear site strongly urges that you support national legislation and international treaties that define and protect your privacy.

 
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