Dear readers and followers of Gluten Free & Tasty!,
I know how frustrating it is to want to comment on a blog, only to discover you have to register for an account which will only be useable for that blog. If, like me, you follow a lot of blogs, you could end up with quite a number of accounts! If you’re like me, you probably don’t like that scenario very much.
Due to spam-comments, despite using a plugin which does help with several spam issues, my blog was still receiving a fair amount of spam user registrations and spam comments. So I disabled comments unless you were registered, but of course, that brought about the above situation, and I didn’t like it any better than you.
After a lot of research, I decided to add a plugin called One All. This is a social login plugin which allows you to login to my blog using various social sites which many people already have accounts through. Unfortunately, at this time, I am not able to employ all the options (Twitter has a bug One All is trying to work-around, Linked In wanted too much information, Google Apps confused me, and so forth), but I was able to provide you with (hopefully working!) options to login and comment via Facebook, Yahoo!, YouTube, OpenID, WordPress, Blogger, LiveJournal, and Disqus.
If any of these do not work, One All should e-mail me and let me know, but I invite you to head over to my contact page and drop me a note yourself; please include the service you were trying to use and any error messages you receive. This will help me greatly as the e-mail from One All simply tells me someone tried to connect and it didn’t work!
But what does this mean for you as far as privacy goes? It will collect some information, the same as if you registered for an account that only worked with my blog. Am I going to do anything with it? I have no plans to, and if this changes, which I don’t see happening, I would certainly let you know through the means of a blog post and a Blind Carbon Copy (BCC) e-mail to each of you who have registered directly through my blog.
Please note that I have no control over what information the social login option you choose may retain about you.
My blog does utilize some tracking information which lets me see which parts of the world my readers are in, and I am able to see (more or less) how you found my site (for example, if you came to my site from a link on another blog, or if you found it through a search engine result). This helps me tailor my content for my readers to the best of my ability.
I do not share this information. It is simply to help me make my blog the best that it can be.
The same holds true for those of you who follow me on Twitter and Facebook. You have no idea how much I appreciate you following my blog. I will not violate your trust by sharing your information with anyone, and if I send out e-mails, they will be brief and only for significant reasons.
Should you be spammed after registering and commenting on my blog, please let me know. I will never intentionally spam anyone, and if messages are going out, ostensibly from me or my blog, I want to know about it so that I can try to fix it! I take your privacy as seriously as I take my privacy!
Policy last updated: 4/16/13