I greatly value my own privacy, and assume that you likely value yours at least equally as much; therefore I collect as little information from you as is possible.
Password Protected Commenting
Unfortunately, within hours of my blog going live, the comments were inundated with hundreds of spam, and I had to institute password protection on the comments section of my blog. The WordPress system requires a valid email address in order to send you an automated randomly-generated password. This password is hidden (even to me), so once you are logged-in, you may want to change your password to something easier to remember.
How I Use Your Personal Information
I assure you that your email address is never used for anything other than automated emails for passwords, unless you “opt-in” to other services, such as receiving notice of a new post, for instance. Services for which you opt-in will always be obvious and clearly stated as such. In addition, your email address, username, comments, etc. will never be sold, rented, shared or in any other way given to any third parties, except in the case of a governmental subpoena, or as otherwise required by law. Do consider, however, that your username and comments are posted on a public blog, so I recommend that you never post anything you would not want said in a public place with mixed company of all ages.
When signing up with this blog, please feel free to use a nickname or username that keeps your identity private, and I wholeheartedly recommend you use a free webmail service to protect your main email address from SPAM or misuse. If you do not already have a webmail account, two popular free webmail services are Google’s Gmail and MSN’s Hotmail. (I personally prefer Gmail, because it can be configured as a POP/SMTP account so you can retrieve/send your Gmail with any POP/SMTP enabled email client (such as Outlook), unlike Hotmail, which must be accessed via a browser.)
I hope you will be comfortable here at Anthropomorphia, and be assured that your privacy is well protected, so please join in the conversation!