Privacy policy

Here at Modern.Technology (and its production company, Joyful Firefly, LLC) our policy is that you have privacy.

  • We don’t track you beyond this site at all.
  • You’re not creating user accounts or signing into anything.
  • We don’t gather or share personally-identifiable information (PII) from site visitors or podcast listeners.
  • We don’t accept paid ads of any kind on our site or in our content.
  • We don’t have any relationships with data-soaking ad companies.
  • We don’t keep any individually-meaningful usage logs beyond those needed for this website to function on a purely technical basis. We can see how many viewers or listeners our work has, just as the operators of all websites or podcasts can, but we don’t know or care who they are in any individually-loggable sense. That being said, none of the minimal logs we do have are ever shared with anyone for any reason.
  • We don’t share communications sent to us through this site unless it’s listener-mail sent to a particular podcast intended for listener-mailbag-type use on that podcast, and even then we do not share the mailer’s PII unless they give explicit consent for us to do so.
  • Frankly, we don’t really care what you’re up to. We’re just happy you’re here, and that’s enough for us!

Any tracking-type junk on this site would come as part of the embedded audio player connected with our external podcast hosting provider, Spreaker, which we have enabled here for the sake of general user experience but which can be disabled without breaking the rest of the content here or hurting us in any way. Spreaker’s privacy policy can be found here (as well as in the “privacy policy” tab visible in their player) and if you find anything unsatisfactory in it we’d encourage you to use your choice of online adblocking method to reject Spreaker’s stuff while still being able to enjoy the rest of this website. (Personally, we happen to like using uBlock Origin for such things.)

If you decide to completely block Spreaker while web-browsing and it prevents you from accessing our MP3 files stored on their servers you can still freely access all our content by loading our podcast feeds directly in your favorite podcast-listening software or service or RSS reader, or by going to our page at the Internet Archive which contains all our work in FLAC and MP3 audio formats.