Your privacy is critically important to me. I have a few fundamental principles:

  • I don’t ask you for personal information unless I truly need it. (I can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.
  • I don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop my products, or protect my rights.
  • I don’t store personal information on my servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of my services.

Below is my privacy policy which incorporates these goals:

Maurice Phillips operates several websites including, and It is Maurice Phillips’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information I may collect while operating my websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Maurice Phillips collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Maurice Phillips’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Maurice Phillips’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Maurice Phillips may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website. Maurice Phillips also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments. Maurice Phillips only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Maurice Phillips’s websites choose to interact with Maurice Phillips in ways that require Maurice Phillips to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Maurice Phillips gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. In each case, Maurice Phillips collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Maurice Phillips. Maurice Phillips does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Maurice Phillips may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Maurice Phillips may monitor the most popular posts or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Maurice Phillips may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Maurice Phillips does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Google Analytics & Goolge AdWords Remarketing

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google. Google utilizes the data collected to track and examine the use of, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. AdWords Remarketing is a Remarketing and Behavioral Targeting service provided by Google. It connects the activity of with the Adwords advertising network and the Doubleclick Cookie. You can opt out of the cookie tracking here: Personal Data collected: Cookie and Usage Data. Place of processing: USA. – Find the Privacy Policy

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Maurice Phillips discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Maurice Phillips’s behalf or to provide services available at Maurice Phillips’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Maurice Phillips’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Maurice Phillips will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Maurice Phillips discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Maurice Phillips believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Maurice Phillips, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Maurice Phillips website and have supplied your email address, Maurice Phillips may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Maurice Phillips and my products. I primarily use my various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so I expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send me a request (for example via a support email or via one of my feedback mechanisms), I reserve the right to publish it in order to help me clarify or respond to your request or to help me support other users. Maurice Phillips takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Maurice Phillips uses cookies to help Maurice Phillips identify and track visitors, their usage of Maurice Phillips website, and their website access preferences. Maurice Phillips visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Maurice Phillips’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Maurice Phillips’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Maurice Phillips, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Maurice Phillips goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Maurice Phillips may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.


Ads appearing on any of my websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Maurice Phillips and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Maurice Phillips may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Maurice Phillips’s sole discretion. Maurice Phillips encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Change log:

  • 9 August 2016: Policy posted.
  • 25 June 2020: Updated Formatting.