Privacy Policy

Who we are

[Sitename] is the website at the Rick Beckman archive is owned and operated by Rick Beckman.


When visitors leave comments on the site, the data shown in the comments form is collected and saved. Your IP address and browser useragent string are also stored to facilitate spam detection.

All of this comment information is provided to the third-party Akismet, an automated service for determining whether a comment is legitimate or likely spam.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) will be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

All of your comment data — name, email address, website address, comment text, IP address, browser useragent, and email address hash — are utilized by either Akismet or Gravatar as noted above according to the privacy policy accessible at


If you leave a comment on this site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

Rick Beckman will never share or sell your data, and I try to limit what third-parties have access to your data. Your privacy is important to me.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely unless removed in accordance with the commenting policy. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments on this site, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

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