Your Privacy

Your privacy is my priority. In light of recent events regarding NSA spying and the willingness of the tech giants to share your information with the government, I have removed all third-party tracking systems from this site to protect your privacy and mine.

There are only a handful of sites that provide precious metal price comparison charts like I do, and at the moment I’m writing this, all of them track you using third-party systems that cooperate with the NSA.

What sort of information is tracked?  Besides gathering standard information, like your browser type and language, every click you make on their site is saved with a time stamp, and they record your physical location, via your IP address (IP geolocation). Sometimes IP geolocation doesn’t provide more information than ZIP-code-level accuracy, but it is possible to get more accurate by comparing your IP address to known IP addresses, which the NSA and third parties certainly have in abundance.

“Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage’s whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.”
-Ayn Rand

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