I host my own server, and I work for the ISP that provides my internet service - so security and privacy are paramount at every step of the way. I'm the only person who has root access to my server, which has comprehensive firewall and rootkit monitoring mechanisms in place.
Personal Information and Emails
|• Emails - I wrote and designed the email system on my server so there are no hidden third-party backdoors or weaknesses. My email client is RISC OS based which means that it is 100% impervious to all known email viruses, trojans or worms. Put simply, you cannot receive a virus or unauthorised email attachment from me. If you're uncertain whether an email originating from me has been faked, then ask me to send you a PGP signed email.|
My GnuPG public key is available here.
All my recipients email addresses are kept totally confidential and there is NO CHANCE I will ever divulge them to any third party whatsoever for any reason whatsoever. I feel very strongly about the privacy of email addresses and nothing could or would induce me to divulge any email addresses to any third party.
All server email logs are regularly wiped every night.
|• LinuxSupport.org.uk is 100% cookie free. Absolutely no personal or private information is stored and there is absolutely no tracking of any kind ever happening on this site. Period.|
|• Nope. We Zap 'em - As stated above, all email logs are regularly wiped every night. Web access logs are stored for one month for the purposes of generating statistics and then also wiped. This occurs automatically and without intervention.|
Your IP Address
|• Never Recorded - With the exception of generating statistics (which are only for my benefit to enable me to see generic data about geographic spread or browser use of my visitors), no IP addresses are ever stored or recorded in any fashion.|
|There is no record that anyone who visits LinuxSupport.org.uk has done so, nor what they did or where they went while they were here.|
I don't care if you're a freedom fighter protecting your privacy by reading my PGP installation instructions or a granny looking up how to install Apache(!!). Your browsing habits are yours and yours alone as far as I'm concerned.
Having said that, there is nothing illegal or immoral on this website, so if you are of dubious ethical standing then you won't find anything of interest here anyway.
If you have any questions or concerns about anything you have seen here, or about anything relating to internet privacy, PLEASE DON'T HESITATE to contact me.
Thank you for your interest in these tricky but important issues. Perhaps we can work together to raise the standard of privacy on the Internet. It's certainly worth a try!