Luminarium Privacy Policy

This page contains the Luminarium privacy policy. It was created to inform you about what information this web site collects, who receives that information and how the information is used. If you have any questions, please contact the site editor, Anniina Jokinen, by email at

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Privacy FAQ 1. How does this website collect information?

The site uses Google Analytics to track things like where visitors come from (e.g., which search engine or metapage); which pages within the site are the most and least popular; geographical location of visitors (We're apparently very popular in Los Angeles — who knew!); which are the most commonly used browsers, and so forth. The information helps us to improve the website. We do not know anything about the visitors individually, nor do we wish to infringe on anyone's privacy. We basically look at pie charts, which say things like "89% of your visitors use 1024x768 screen resolution" and "On so-and-so page, 95% of visitors exited within 2 seconds," which tells us we'd best make that page a lot more interesting. We don't keep any of the information, and it's only glanced at once a month to show trends. The program does not collect any of your personal information, email addresses, or other private data.

If you send us questions or comments by email, we only use your email address to respond to you: Your email address does not go on any file, will not be given or sold to anyone, nor will you be added to any kind of awful spam list.

2. What types of information does this website collect?

We collect the following types of information:
  • Information about the user's computer system, such as the web browser type (IE, Firefox, etc.), IP address, operating system (Mac/Windows), connection speed (e.g., dial-up or high-speed).
  • Web pages visited, click stream data, and other navigation information (e.g., what search engine or website did visitor's arrive from; which pages within the site are most popular, etc.).

3. Why is this website collecting the information?

We collect the information for the following purposes:
  • For website administration purposes.
  • To evaluate, review, or improve the website.
  • To determine general popularity of pages, without attempting to identify individuals or their private information.

4. Who will receive the information?

Anniina Jokinen of Luminarium, who's as passionate about your privacy as her own.

5. How long will the information be kept?

Google stores the traffic information up to one year — it does not include any individual information about visitors, just trends. If you email me, the emails are generally stored from a matter of hours to a year. Particularly sweet thank you notes will be saved in perpetuity, to be gazed at when yours truly needs cheering up.

6. Will you sell the information or use it to send SPAM?

Never. People and companies who spam or sell people's private information are horrid scum.

This policy has been in effect since January 1, 2007.

to Margaret Atwood

This privacy statement was formulated directly after the one by Maggi Norris (aka Nem5). Permission pending. Thank you kindly!

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This page created on January 3, 2007 by Anniina Jokinen.
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