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Privacy Policy


Who we are

The website (site) address is, an R programming and statistics website that offers analytics both in the form of free content and paid consulting support.


What personal data we collect and why we collect it



When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

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



If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


Contact forms


Upon submission of the Contact Form or Consulting Information Form submission form, the site forwards your name and email address to an email address hosted on Google Mail (Gmail) so that we can respond to your inquiry.  The privacy policy for Gmail is here:



If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save 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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.


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.



We use Google Analytics to collect aggregate data about user experience and use on our website that does not expire so that we can understand and optimize our website.  However, no personally identifiable information is collected using analytics tools such as non-anonymized IP addresses.


Who we share your data with

We do not share personally identifiable information with anyone.  Anonymous use data may be shared with analytics reporting software such as Google Analytics.  We do not share any data for the purposes of remarketing or advertising.


How long we retain your data

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

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.


What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, 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.


Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.


Your contact information

Your contact information is not stored on the website, but if a submission is made through either the Contact Form or Consulting Information Form, your name and email address are sent over email to a Gmail account so that we can respond to your inquiry.  See the contact forms section for additional information.


Additional information


How we protect your data

Data sent to and from the website is encrypted using Secure Socket Layer (SSL).  This website is hosted on a Virtual Private Server provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS).  You can learn more about cloud security on AWS here:  Data that is sent over the contact forms is stored on a private Gmail accoubt and protected by Google security policies:


What data breach procedures we have in place

We will make every reasonable effort to inform users of the data breach.


What third parties we receive data from

We do not receive any personally identifiable data from third parties.


What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Not applicable.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Not applicable.