Privacy Notice & Terms of service

This page has information about the privacy policy and terms of service for Po Shen's Workshop (referred hereafter as, "the site", "this site" or even "this website" or "this service" or "the service" or "this groovy site").

Privacy Policy

Privacy Overview

This privacy policy document describes the types of personal information collected and recorded by this site and how it might be used. If you require any more information or have any questions about this privacy policy, please free to contact me (although I really don't know what else I'd say besides what I've written here...).

Site Security

This site uses SSL encryption and either irreversibly hashes any emails provided by visitors or otherwise encrypts at rest all personally identifying data. I have also included a number of preventative measures to protect against other internet evil-doers.

In the event that any information is compromised as a result of a breach of security, I will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps, in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Handling of Your InformationBack to Top

Should I add a mailing list or site log in, or ask for other information, I will never, ever rent or sell your info. Period. This site may use the information collected or received, such as your email address, to communicate directly with you. This site may send you emails containing newsletters. If you do not want to receive such email messages, you will be given the option to opt out or change your preferences. This site may also use your information to send you service-related emails (e.g., account verification, purchase and billing confirmations and reminders, changes/updates to features of the service, technical and security notices). You may not opt out of service-related emails.

There are certain instances where I may be required to share your information or, to provide a service, need to share your information. This site may share your information with third-party business partners and trusted users (ie. "top men") for the purpose of providing the service to you. Third party business partners will be given limited access to your information as is reasonably necessary to deliver the service.

Any user content that you voluntarily disclose for posting to this site becomes available to the public and you might not be able to remove it. Please contact me to remove it and I will do my utmost to do so. Once posted, user content may not be removable from public view, as copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages of this site, on other sites that have republished it, or if other users have copied or saved that information. If you do not wish your user content to be available to the public, please don’t post it on this site. Your username and if you choose to disclose it, your real name, will be published publicly. Once published your username and / or real name may not be able to be removed.

This site will disclose your information where required to do so by law or subpoena or if I reasonably believe that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement; (b) to enforce this site's Terms of service or to protect the security, quality or integrity of this site; and/or (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of myself, this site's users, or others.

Log FilesBack to Top

Like many other Web sites, this one makes use of log files. Log files can be used to track hackers and internet henchmen. These files merely logs visitors to the site - usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of a hosting services's analytics. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Cookies, Analytics, Device Identifiers, and Location Data

Cookies:
This site may at some point use cookies to store information about visitors' preferences, to record information on which pages the site visitor accesses or visits, and to personalize or customize web page content based upon visitors' browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser. Session cookies may be used to handle the user login process. You're free to disable cookies, yet you may be unable to enjoy all the functionality this site may offer.

Analytics:
This site may directly collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools and services, to help measure traffic and usage trends for the service. These tools collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit and other information that assists in improving the service. This data is in aggregate form such that it cannot reasonably be manipulated to identify any particular individual user.

Device Identifiers:
When you access the service by or through a mobile device (including but not limited to smart-phones or tablets), this site may access, collect, monitor and/or remotely store one or more “device identifiers,” such as a universally unique identifier (“UUID”). Device identifiers are small data files or similar data structures stored on or associated with your mobile device, which uniquely identify your mobile device. A device identifier may be data stored in connection with the device hardware, data stored in connection with the device’s operating system or other software, or data sent to the device by this site. A device identifier may convey information about how you browse and use the service. A device identifier may remain persistently on your device, to help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through the service. Some features of the service may not function properly if use or availability of device identifiers is impaired or disabled.

Location data:
When you access the service by or through a mobile device, this site may access, collect, monitor and/or remotely store “location data,” which may include GPS coordinates (e.g. latitude and/or longitude) or similar information regarding the location of your mobile device. Location data may convey information about how you browse and use the service. Some features of the service, particularly location-based services, may not function properly if use or availability of location data is impaired or disabled.

Children's InformationBack to Top

It is important to provide added protection for children online. Parents and guardians are encouraged to spend time online with their children to observe, participate in and/or monitor and guide their online activity. This site does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian believes that this site has in its database the personally-identifiable information of a child under the age of 13, please contact me immediately and I will use my best efforts to promptly remove such information from the records.

Links to Other Websites and services

I cannot possibly be responsible for the practices employed by websites or services linked to or from this site, including the information or content contained therein. Please remember that when you use a link to go from this site to another website, this Privacy Policy does not apply to third-party websites or services. Your browsing and interaction on any third-party website or service, including those that have a link on this website, are subject to that third party’s own rules and policies.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This privacy policy applies only to this website's online activities and is valid for visitors to this website and regarding information shared and/or collected there. This policy does not apply to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

Consent

By using this website, you hereby consent to this privacy policy and agree to its terms.

Terms of service Back to Top

Terms of service Overview (and Unfortunate Need for a Disclaimer)

See the individual categories below for more specific terms. Overall, I'd like to say this: my intent is to share some thoughts and ideas by displaying them on my own website, this site. My intent is to have fun and share my fun with others. There are articles, videos and other display formats of programming code, martial arts and healing arts. All of this material is provided as is, with no expectation given that anything is other than my own fantasy, nor that it will be applicable in any dimension of the universe, including the one(s) you experience. My deepest wish is that this site benefits the world in some wonderful way. If you choose to read, ponder or apply anything from this website, and something untoward befalls you or others while reading, pondering or applying it, neither I nor anyone associated with this site (references, other authors, the web host company, et al) assumes any responsibility. If this worries you, please leave this site now. You have been so cautioned.

Information on this Website

Though this site has taken reasonable steps to include accurate information and content, the providers of this site are not responsible for any error or inaccurate information provided herein. The information provided on this website is provided "as is" and is free from any guarantee, warrantee, or claim of usability. Users of this website use the information provided here at their own risk, and The Website Providers are not responsible for any consequence arising from the use of such information. Furthermore, The providers of this site are not responsible for the content of websites linked from this website, which are responsibility of the respective website operators. The Website Providers cannot attest to the accuracy or fitness of any claim or item of information in any website linked from this website.

Too Obvious to Mention

Unless you have superpowers and can generate a fiber optic field between the host company and your browser, you'll likely need to purchase an internet connection, and actually have an appropriate device to view this site. Of course, you may visit your local library or borrow a friend's set up. Sometimes, web hosts can have issues that are beyond the control of mere mortals and this site may not be available to you. My sincerest apologies, and thank you for considering this site so important, but really, it is not. If the site goes down, it will likely be up again soon. If not, well, it will be sad, but the universe will go on without this site. And if you sustain any injuries while visiting this site, and something untoward befalls you or others, neither I nor anyone associated with this site (references, other authors, the web host company, et al) assumes any responsibility. If this worries you, please leave this site now. You have been so cautioned.

CodeBack to Top

Creative Commons License

All programming code samples on this site by Darren K Brooks are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License . Click that link for a simplified explanation of the license.

Martial Arts

Basically: All Rights Reserved. The information is not meant to be taken from this site. You are welcome to provide links to this site as long as you are clear that the material comes from me and this site, and that your links actually take people to this site and are not just showing this site in some frame of your own site. No content, whether text, videos or other formats, on this site may be used in any way other than by coming to this site to enjoy them (except for code - see the Code Section, above). This means of course you can do the usual citing, such as, "according to Darren Brooks at Po Shen's Workshop <link to this site>..." - something like that or similar style quoting. Please contact me should you wish permission for some other purpose.

The safe practice of martial arts requires training and experience. You are hereby warned that injury and worse could occur should you attempt to utilize anything shown, said or implied on this site. It is your responsibility to consult an experienced, reputable martial arts teacher for proper oversight.

The information and opinions provided (whether as text, video or other format) are for personal consideration and are not intended as a substitute either for common sense, wisdom or for supervised training from an experienced, reputable martial arts instructor.

Healing Arts

Basically: All Rights Reserved. The information is not meant to be taken from this site. You are welcome to provide links to this site as long as you are clear that the material comes from me and this site, and that your links actually take people to this site and are not just showing this site in some frame of your own site. No content, whether text, videos or other formats, on this site may be used in any way other than by coming to this site to enjoy them (except for code - see the Code Section, above). This means of course you can do the usual citing, such as, "according to Darren Brooks at Po Shen's Workshop <link to this site>..." - something like that or similar style quoting. Please contact me should you wish permission for some other purpose.

The safe practice and application of healing arts techniques requires training and experience. You are hereby warned that injury and worse could occur should you attempt to utilize anything shown, said or implied on this site. It is your responsibility to consult an experienced, reputable health practitioner, particularly your primary health practitioner, for proper advice and oversight.

The information and opinions provided (whether as text, video or other format) are for personal consideration and are not intended as a substitute either for common sense, wisdom or for supervised training from a licensed health practitioner.

Consent

By using this website, you hereby consent to these terms of service and agree to their terms.

Play Nice Policy

I guess I need to add here that you agree not to do any hacking or otherwise try to alter this site in any fashion. If there is a forum or other place to submit questions / comments, you agree to speak encouragingly and civily. When I have such services on this site, I will add a long list of forum / posting rules here for your reading enjoyment. Truly though, such rules serve as good reminders to treat ourselves and others well.

Update Back to Top

The privacy policy and terms of service were last updated on: Wednesday, April 5th, 2017. Should I update, amend or make any changes to these items, those changes will be posted here. I reserve the right to add, delete, or modify any provision of this site's Privacy Policy or Terms of Use at any time without notice.