Privacy Policy

Who is Maddy Ice?

Maddy Ice is an unincorporated entity developing this website and other products and services for the purpose of protecting individual privacy and liberty. This website,, is hosted and administered on a private server.

What personal data is collected and why


When visitors leave comments on the site the data shown in the comments form is kept, along with 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

When a visitor submits information in a contact form, the information is collected by the site administrator only. No information is shared with any third party unless the visitor explicitly states permission to do so.


If you leave a comment on this 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 visit the login page, a temporary cookie is set 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, several cookies are set up 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.

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.


Third party analytics software like Google Analytics will never be used. Visitors’ information limited to IP address, timestamp, pages accessed, referring site, browser type, and operating system are collected locally by the Apache httpd server logs and analyzed on the server by the website administrator. Log information is stored locally on the private server and never shared with a third party.

Sharing data

Visitor data is never shared with any third party.

How long your data is retained

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so recognition and approval of any follow-up comments can be made automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on this website (if any), personal information is stored privately in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). The website administrator 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 held about you, including any data you have provided. You can also request any personal data about you be erased. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Any personally identifiable information (PII) you provide through the contact form is kept by the website administrator and kept securely on the local web server.

Additional information

How your data is protected

Your data is kept on one private server and never shared. The private server is behind an internet firewall and the server operating system and software used to host the website is updated regularly with security patches and the latest software versions.

Data breach procedures

If a data breach is detected, visitors who have provided personally identifiable information will be contacted individually.

Automated decision making and/or profiling of user data

Only in the case of identifying spam will specific visitors be blacklisted from the website.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

If changes to this privacy policy are made, a notice will be posted on this website prior to the change becoming effective. You are encouraged to periodically review this page for the latest information regarding privacy practices of this website. If you continue to use the services provided after the changes are made, you agree to the updated policy.

If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact the website administrator.