Who we are
This website is run by S. Qiouyi Lu.
115 W California Blvd #9168
Pasadena, CA 91105
How to contact us
You can reach S. Qiouyi Lu via email at [email protected], post at the address above, or by using the contact form.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Google Analytics is enabled for this domain. When you visit this site, we log anonymized information about your:
- Latitude (of city)
- Longitude (of city)
- Browser minor version
- Browser User-Agent string
- Device brand
- Device model
- Device name (such as “Samsung SHV-E250S Galaxy Note II,” NOT the name you have set for your phone)
- Operating system minor version
- Platform minor version
- Screen resolution
We also track your:
- Page views
- Scrolls (how far you scrolled on a page)
- Outbound clicks (any links you click on that exit this site)
- Site search
- Video engagement
- File downloads
- Form interactions (whether you began to fill out a form)
These analytics do NOT include any personally identifiable information about you. IP addresses are redacted to protect your privacy. Ad tracking and ad personalization features are disabled.
We use this information to improve your experience on this site and improve the content on this site.
If you would like to prevent tracking, please use a browser such as Firefox with tracker-blocking capabilities, or an extension such as Ghostery.
When you use the search bar on this site, the query and whether any results were clicked shows up in the backend metrics. However, no identifying information or location information is included in those statistics. I use the metrics to improve search performance and indexing.
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.
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.
If you choose to use a contact form on this site, a record of your message will be kept in the password-protected backend of this site and also sent to an email address that uses Google Apps.
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 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.
Who we share your data with
Your data is kept confidential and not shared with anyone else.
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. We use Mailpoet‘s servers to deliver newsletters.