Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. At the BLMTB we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, the BLMTB collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The BLMTB’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how the BLMTB’s visitors use its website. From time to time, the BLMTB may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

The BLMTB also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. The BLMTB 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.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Certain visitors to the BLMTB’s website choose to interact with the BLMTB in ways that require the BLMTB to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that the BLMTB gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive the BLMTB’s updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, the BLMTB collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with the BLMTB. The BLMTB does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Here are some specifics:


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.

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.


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.

Contact forms

We collect whatever information you put in the form.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. The BLMTB uses cookies to help the BLMTB identify and track visitors, their usage of the BLMTB’s website, and their website access preferences. The BLMTB’s  visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using the BLMTB’s website, with the drawback that certain features of the BLMTB’s website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.
See also “Ads” below – there is more about cookies there.

More details:

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. 

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 1 day.


The BLMTB may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, the BLMTB may monitor the most popular pages on the  site or use spam screened by a 3rd party service to help identify spam. The BLMTB may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, the BLMTB does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Who we share your data with

We do not sell  or share your data with anyone. If we are approached to use our mailing list, the vendor provides the content to us and we send it. They don’t have access to your information. The only exception to this is if the content is embedded on our site (see below). And this also includes ads (see below).

More details:

The BLMTB discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on the BLMTB’s behalf or to provide services , and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using this websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The BLMTB will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, the BLMTB discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when the BLMTB believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of the BLMTB, third parties or the public at large. If you have supplied your email address, the BLMTB may send you our newsletter and 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 the BLMTB and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. The BLMTB takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by the BLMTB and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.


Comments and other content submitted to the  anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

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.

Contact us to change your information.

Safeguarding and Securing the Data

The BLMTB is committed to securing your data and keeping it confidential. The BLMTB has done all in its
power to prevent data theft, unauthorized access, and disclosure by implementing the latest
technologies and software, which help us safeguard all the information we collect online

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, the BLMTB may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in the BLMTB’s sole discretion. The BLMTB encourages 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.