Privacy Policy

Who we are

This is the personal website of Mike Silversides. My website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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.

Note: we currently don’t accept comments on this site.

Contact forms

We have a contact form where we ask for your name and email address to respond to your question or comment. Information entered in this contact form is not used for marketing purposes.


This site and Google Analytics may create cookies.

HTTP cookies (also called web cookies, Internet cookies, browser cookies, or simply cookies) are small blocks of data created by a web server while a user is browsing a website and placed on the user’s computer or other device by the user’s web browser. Cookies are placed on the device used to access a website, and more than one cookie may be placed on a user’s device during a session.

Cookies serve useful and sometimes essential functions on the web. They enable web servers to store stateful information (such as items added in the shopping cart in an online store) on the user’s device or to track the user’s browsing activity (including clicking particular buttons, logging in, or recording which pages were visited in the past).

This site does not use cookies to collect personal information. Cookies are used for browsing activity.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Example: YouTube videos.


This site uses Google Analytics for tracking and reporting website traffic. Traffic data is retained for 26 months. Find our more about how Google uses your information. To opt out of Google Analytics tracking you can use the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Who we share your data with

We don’t share your information with anyone else, except as disclosed on this page.

How long we retain your data

We don’t retain personal information.

Website traffic data is retained for 26 months in Google Analytics.

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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments and contract form submissions may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

To contact me for anything privacy related, use the Contact page on this website.

Additional information

How we protect your data

In general we don’t collect any personal data, so there’s nothing to protect. If you did send me your contact information that would be secured in my email account.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Depending on the circumstances, we would likely have to:

    • report to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada,
    • provide notice to affected individuals, and
    • report to other organizations as required. This might include the BC Office of the Information and Privacy

What third parties we receive data from

We don’t receive data from third parties, though we do have access to website traffic reports from Google Analytics.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data


Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

In Canada the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) applies.
In the province of British Columbia, the Personal Information Protection Act (PDF) applies.
For European Union citizens, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) may apply.