Privacy Policy & Disclaimer

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WEL­COME TO THE END­LESS SIX­TIES. My name is Neal Umphred and it is my policy to re­spect your pri­vacy re­garding any in­for­ma­tion I may col­lect while op­er­ating this website.

I have a few fun­da­mental prin­ci­ples about col­lecting both personally-identifying in­for­ma­tion (PII) and non-personally-identifying information:

  I don’t ask for per­sonal in­for­ma­tion un­less this web­site needs it.

•  I don’t share 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 on­going op­er­a­tion of this site.

This site may col­lect sta­tis­tics about the be­havior of vis­i­tors. This site may dis­play this in­for­ma­tion pub­licly or pro­vide it to others. How­ever, this web­site does not dis­close per­son­ally iden­ti­fying in­for­ma­tion other than as de­scribed below.


Who we are

This web­site:

My email:


Personal data collected on this site

Like most web­sites, this site col­lects non-personally iden­ti­fying in­for­ma­tion of the sort that web browsers and web servers typ­i­cally make avail­able, such as browser type, lan­guage pref­er­ence, re­fer­ring site, and the date and time of each vis­itor re­quest. My pur­pose in col­lecting such in­for­ma­tion is to better un­der­stand how my vis­i­tors use this site.

This web­site also col­lects po­ten­tially per­son­ally iden­ti­fying in­for­ma­tion like In­ternet Pro­tocol (IP) ad­dresses for logged-in users and users leaving com­ments. This site 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 are vis­ible and dis­closed to the ad­min­is­tra­tors of the blog where the com­ment was left.



By de­fault, Word­Press does not col­lect any an­a­lytics data. How­ever, this web­site uses Google An­a­lytics, which has made steps to be­come com­pliant with the Eu­ro­pean Union’s (EU) new Gen­eral Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion (GDPR) stan­dards. The data re­ten­tion set­tings have twenty-six months as the de­fault setting.


This site uses Cloud­flare as a con­tent de­livery net­work (CDN). For a look at the Cloud­flare com­pli­ance data, click here.


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

Contact forms

This site does not use a con­tact form.


If you leave a com­ment on our 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.

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 one day.

To read the com­plete Gen­eral Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion (GDPR) com­pliant pri­vacy policy for this site, click HERE.

Embedded content from other websites

Ar­ti­cles on this site may in­clude em­bedded con­tent (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 sites may col­lect data about you, use cookies, embed ad­di­tional third-party tracking, and mon­itor your in­ter­ac­tion with that em­bedded con­tent. This in­cludes tracing your in­ter­ac­tion with the em­bedded con­tent if you have an ac­count and are logged in to that website.


This site uses the Newsletter plugin to reg­ister sub­scribers. For a look at the Newsletter com­pli­ance data, click here.

Rank Math

This site uses the Rank Math plugin for search en­gine op­ti­miza­tion (SEO). For a look at the Rank Math com­pli­ance data, click here.


By de­fault, Word­Press it­self does not col­lect any per­sonal data about vis­i­tors and only col­lects the data shown on the User Pro­file screen from reg­is­tered users.


Who we share your data with

This site dis­closes po­ten­tially per­son­ally iden­ti­fying in­for­ma­tion only in re­sponse to a sub­poena, court order, or other gov­ern­mental re­quests, or when I be­lieve in good faith that dis­clo­sure is rea­son­ably nec­es­sary to pro­tect the prop­erty or rights of this web­site, third par­ties, or the public at large.

If you are a reg­is­tered user of this site and have sup­plied your email ad­dress, I 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 this web­site and my products.

This site takes all mea­sures rea­son­ably nec­es­sary to pro­tect against the unau­tho­rized ac­cess, use, al­ter­ation, or de­struc­tion of po­ten­tially per­son­ally iden­ti­fying information.

If you re­quest a pass­word reset, your IP ad­dress will be in­cluded in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

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

For users that reg­ister on this site, this site also stores 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).

What rights you have over your data

If you have an ac­count on this site or have left com­ments on this site, you have the fol­lowing rights:

•  You can re­quest to re­ceive an ex­ported file of the per­sonal data this site holds about you, in­cluding any data you have pro­vided it.

•  You can also re­quest that this site erase any per­sonal data it holds about you. This does not in­clude any data this site is obliged to keep for ad­min­is­tra­tive, legal, or se­cu­rity purposes.

Where we send your data

Vis­itor com­ments left on this site may be checked through Ak­ismet, an au­to­mated spam de­tec­tion ser­vice. (See above)

How we protect your data

This site takes all mea­sures rea­son­ably nec­es­sary to pro­tect against the unau­tho­rized ac­cess, use, al­ter­ation, or de­struc­tion of po­ten­tially per­son­ally iden­ti­fying in­for­ma­tion. This is done using sev­eral se­cu­rity ser­vice plugins.

What third parties we receive data from

This site does not re­ceive data about users from third par­ties, in­cluding but not lim­ited to advertisers.


Automated decision-making and profiling

This site does not allow any au­to­mated decision-making or profiling.


Industry regulatory disclosures

I am not a member of any reg­u­lated in­dustry and there­fore not re­quired to dis­close any in­for­ma­tion on the web­site to anyone business-related.


Privacy policy changes

Al­though most changes are likely to be minor, this site may change its Pri­vacy Policy from time to time, and at my sole dis­cre­tion. I en­courage 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.