Your Information is Safe with Me

Privacy

I follow a strict opt-in policy in compliance with applicable laws and the policies of my email service provider.

When you enter personal information on this website to contact The Tech Uncle, request information, or complete a transaction, you consent to my collecting it and using it for the reason(s) specifically stated on the page or form where you enter the information.

I do not share, sell, or otherwise provide your personal information to anyone. Period. It’s yours. I may disclose your personal information if required by law to do so, but I hope that never happens.

If you opt in to receive email, you may unsubscribe at any time by clicking the Unsubscribe link at the bottom of every email.

By using this website, you represent that you are at least 18 years of age. The Tech Uncle does not market to children and I do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children.

I take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to safeguard your personal information — to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.

This site may use cookies to enhance the visitor and user experience, but currently it does not. If I ever change that, I’ll update this Privacy Policy to reflect that. You may control the activation and storage of cookies via your computer’s security and web browser settings.

The Tech Uncle reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on this website. I will notify you of updates on this page, and display a summary of the changes prominently.

Security

I protect your logins and personal data the same way I protect my own, and I’m pretty paranoid about this. In the wake of the Equifax breach, paranoia may be the sanest strategy of all.

I’ve used 1Password by AgileBits for my own logins and personal data for years. I access all of it via desktop app or browser plugins, and from my iPhone using the 1Password mobile app.

With 1Password, you create data “vaults” to store information. Each vault is a separate encrypted file, independent of both 1Password my master password. I keep your data in its own vault file and never combine it with other clients’ data or my own. I sync my devices through a 1Password account, so I don’t need to store the vaults on a separate service like Dropbox or iCloud.

1Password protects data through end-to-end encryption, key strengthening, code signature validation, and whole slew of other sophisticated technologies you can read about in detail here.