A personal renaissance of antiquity, art and literature

Privacy Policy

As the owner of this Web site, I am committed to respecting and protecting your privacy as a visitor. Please do not be offended by the harsh tone of this document. Very little of it applies to normal visitors and is directed largely towards people who would attempt to abuse the site.

I will not sell, disseminate, disclose, trade, transmit, transfer, share, lease or rent any personally identifiable information to any third party not specifically authorized by you to receive your information except as I have disclosed to you in this Privacy Policy. Furthermore, I will take all reasonable care to ensure that this information cannot be accidentally leaked to a third party without my knowledge.

As a user of this site, you agree to be legally bound by this document. If you do not agree with this policy, you are free to direct your web browser elsewhere.


Information Collection


When you send me email from this Web site, you provide certain personally identifiable information including your email address and phone number. I will only phone you if you explicitly request a call back. At any time, if you wish to no longer receive correspondance via email, please advise me using the Contact link at the top of this page. In the event that your email address ends up on my mailling list, all such mailings do contain an obvious "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of the page. You will never hear from me unless you elect to.


Web Analytics


I use web analytics services including Google Analytics to help analyze the use of this website. These tools use cookies to collect and generate information about your visits to this site (including your IP address) that is transmitted to their servers in an anonymous form for processing. I study patterns of website activity so I can improve the experience of visitors to the site.

The use of these tools does not allow me or my analytics service providers to identify individuals.

You can opt-out of analytics activity by setting your browser to notify you when a cookie is sent and block analytics cookies if desired. Please consult your browser's Help Menu for instructions. Visiting this website with analytics cookies disabled will have no significant impact on your browsing experience.

Google currently offers a free Google Analytics opt-out tool for later versions of Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari.


Web Cookies and Advertising


From time to time, the site owner here at DRAKYN.COM may elect to participate in programs such as Google Adwords. These banner systems invariably use cookies and third party servers to track end user activity. Such cookies are persistent on your computer and may follow you from site to site. While these cookies do not identify you as an individual human being, they do know that the same computer was used to visit particular pages on specific sites.

If you have questions or concerns about web cookies and how they can impact your personal privacy, I highly recommend the resources at AllAboutCookies.org. Included there are instructions for managing cookies on most modern browsers.


Third Party Links


This Web site may contain links to third party websites which are not controlled by me. These third party links are made available to you as a convenience and you agree to use these links at your own risk. Please be aware that I am not responsible for the content of third party Web sites linked to DRAKYN.COM nor am I responsible for the privacy policy or practices of third party Web sites. This Privacy Policy only applies to information I collect from you while you are at and while you are actively in a session with DRAKYN.COM. If you should link to a third party Web site from this site, I strongly encourage you to review and become familiar with that Web site's privacy policy.


Acceptable Use

This site and the computer equipment on which it runs are my private property. I have zero tolerance toward spammers or so-called hackers. Your activities on the site are being monitored manually by me personally and by an assortment of off-the-shelf and custom automated tools. Malicious behaviour of any kind will get you banned from the site, sometimes without warning, depending on the severity of the infraction. Scanning for site exploits, misbehaving bots, malicious URL manipulation, attempts to alter content that you did not personally create on the site, attempts to inject malware links or unsolicited bulk email into the blog or simply link spamming — all will get you banned. Bans will generally be temporary, however I reserve the right to permanently ban repeat offenders by blocking their IP address or entire subnet and if applicable, locking their account on the system.

This is a family friendly site. That means that I also have zero tolerance towards bullying, trolling, foul language or content of a sexual nature.

Essentially if you are respectful to other people and are sincere in your interests about woodworking and/or writing, I'm happy to welcome you.


Health And Safety

From time to time photographs may appear on this site which show various pieces of workshop equipment in use. Know that the safety guards have been removed for photography only so that you can clearly see the techniques or work in question. You should never operate workshop equipment without the manufacturer's safety guards and personal safety equipment in place. This includes, but is not limited to guards over spinning blades, push sticks, dust collector, safety glasses or full face shield, respirator and environmental air cleaner. Ensure that you remove all jewelry and don't have any loose clothing which could get caught and drag you into running machinery. Read the manufacturers instructions before using any equipment and understand the basic principles of workshop safety with regard to any equipment you are using.

As the owner of this site, I am not responsible for your actions in the workshop, nor is anyone who posts advice, photographs or other content on this site. By using this site, you assume full responsibility for your own actions. You should not believe everything you read on the Internet nor necessarily act on it.


All content on this site is protected under a Creative Commons License.


Changes To This Document


I reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy without providing you with advance notice of my intent to make the changes. Such changes will be posted here and the "last update" information adjusted accordingly. As an end user of this site, you are expected to check this document from time to time as it is legally binding under international law, the laws of Canada and the Province of Ontario.

If you have any questions about this policy document, please feel free to inquire by clicking on the Contact link at the top of this page.

Bruce MacKay

This document was last updated on March 3, 2012