This web site is used by many people, including students and teachers.
I do collect a certain amount of information from the web connection,
and this information is stored in the puzzle. This information is
common to web connections and includes times, IP numbers, browser type,
and other similar information. This information is maintained as long
as the puzzle is maintained.
My web server captures log information which includes some of the above
information, as well as the referring URL. This information is maintained
for some period of time, typically about a year.
The "My Puzzles" link tracks puzzles via a "cookie" that is associated
with a particular computer. The cookie basically links to a random number
that helps tie the puzzles a person makes together.
The puzzles have a name field that the user can put anything they want in,
including leaving it blank. In addition, the users can type things into
the comment fields, as well as the words, and thus expose as much personal
information as they choose.
If you create an
account on this site
I also collect a real name, email address and a few other details
to help deal with accounting and abuse.
If you do not create an account, then I do not have that information.
If you send a Bug Report and you fill in an email address so that I can
reply to you, the information that gets sent off allows me to know what
puzzles you have created. I use this to help diagnose any problem you
may have with the puzzle generator.
I use Google's AdSense program to help fund this site.
Google uses their own cookies to track what sort of ads are
put in front of people, and when they click on ads.
I don't get any of that information, and who knows what Google
does with it. Google has their own
In part it says:
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our
website. These companies may use information (not including your name,
address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this
and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and
services of interest to you. If you would like more information about
this practice and to know your choices about not having this information
used by these companies,
If you are uncomfortable with the above information, then it is probably
best not to use this site.