PRIVACY & COMMENT POLICIES
Amethyst Community Health is written from an adult perspective. That is not to say that this is an adults only playground. I actively want and encourage engagement from people of all ages, but there is always the possibility that conversations may head into directions that may make some readers uncomfortable. Feel free to look the other way.
Comments on Amethyst Community Health are heavily moderated and anything not related to the conversation will be deleted. There is little tolerance given for typical Internet stupidity. This is supposed to be a safe place for discussion, and in that effort there is zero tolerance given for comments of a racist, sexist, homophobic, or similarly non-inclusive nature. In other words, if you say something particularly stupid, your comment will be deleted.
Though real names are preferred on Amethyst Community Health, you have the right to post comments anonymously, as an online persona, or as your brand or company. First time commenters will be sandboxed until their initial comment has been reviewed. Comment data related to your real identity, such as name, URL, and email address will never be shared, bartered, or sold to third parties. Your data is used for the express purpose of allowing visitors to participate in visible, public discussion on this site, and nothing else. For the convenience of visitors, Amethyst Community Health utilises the Gravatar system. If you use that service, please be aware that your email address is publicly visible. If you do not use that service your email address is not attached to your comments. The only information that is publicly visible is your user name, and if you choose to add one, your URL.
Commenters grant Amethyst Community Health a license to use comment data exclusively for participation in online dialogue on this site only, and agree to “hold harmless” Amethyst Community Health, thee midnight refuge (the media production company that publishes Amethyst Community Health), and the authors and moderators of same from any and all legal repercussions, damages, and liabilities perceived to have been caused by participating in this site’s online conversations.
Amethyst Community Health has a firm and unwavering commitment to privacy. As such your information will never be sold, traded, bartered or given away to any third party. Any data that this blog collects is expressly used for the purpose of enabling you to read, comment, and discover published content topical to this site. Because Amethyst Community Health is intended to be a long-term record of my thoughts and activities your data and blog comments may be kept indefinitely. Though your data and communications may be on record indefinitely, under no circumstances will your data be divulged to any party other than the administrators of this site for commercial gain. There is currently no plan for this site to have any advertising that is not directly related to Amethyst Community Health, thee midnight refuge (the media production company that publishes Amethyst Community Health), or Ansible Communications (my spouse’s company). If this policy changes your data will never be given to the advertisers. Your data may be collected by various analytic services in the attempt to better tailor this site to visitors. This information will never be given to or viewed by anyone other than the administrators of Amethyst Community Health. Also, I will attempt to refuse all requests by law enforcement agencies to divulge the information of any user, and your data will only be given when full legal process is followed.
This site, like most of the Internet, is a public place. I respect your privacy, and will do all that I can to keep your data private, but please remember that anything that you say or do on Amethyst Community Health is potentially going to be a permanent record. It is ultimately your responsibility to maintain you and your loved ones’ security. If you are under the age of 18, it is your responsibility to be sure that you have the consent of your parent(s) or other valid legal representative before you give this site (or anyone else for that matter) your thoughts, words, or personal information.
If you have any questions, please don’t suffer in silence. Feel free to contact us.