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WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU SUBSCRIBE VIA EMAIL
After you enter your email address as part of the subscription process, you will receive an email at the entered address. This email will contain a URL that you must click on to confirm that you have control of that email account. Once subscribed in this way, you will automatically receive one email each day that I post a new essay on the RxTrace website for the subscription level you signed up for. The new essay notification email you receive will include the first part of the essay and a link to the full essay. It will also include an “unsubscribe” link which you can use to unsubscribe whenever you wish.
Payment processing–including taking, charging and storing your credit card information–is handled by Stripe.com. Stripe only stores your credit card when you subscribe to an “annual” subscription. Your credit card is never provided to me. Stripe is a PCI-certified service.
If you have any questions or concerns about this policy, please contact me at:
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS
If you use RSS (Really Simple Syndication) to subscribe, Feedblitz is still involved, but you don’t have to give them your email address. However, keep in mind that RSS is not a very tight bond and RSS subscribers have lost the connection with RxTrace from time to time when I have made infrastructure changes. If the feed seems to go dead, you might want to set it up again.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU ENTER A COMMENT AT THE END OF A POST
When you enter a comment on RxTrace.com at the bottom of a post you may choose to remain anonymous, or you may identify yourself. The comment entry form allows you to enter your Name, Mail and Website URL, but these are all optional fields. If you wish to remain anonymous, please don’t enter anything into those fields. After submitting a comment, it will not be published immediately. Instead, I receive an email from WordPress so I can review your comment. If you entered anything into the Name, Mail or Website fields, I will see that data in the email I receive. If you didn’t enter anything in one or more of those fields I will have no way of knowing who you are. However, be aware that, to help investigate spam comments, your IP address is provided to me. With your IP address I would be able to see who your internet service provider is. If you leave a comment from an IP address of your employer, I may be able to tell who that employer is (if I bother investigating).
As long as the comment you submit is pertinent, I will publish it, regardless of whether you identify yourself, and regardless how controversial it is (except for personal attacks, illegal behavior or just plain rudeness).
If you leave an email address and there is anything that I feel makes your comment marginally unpublishable I will contact you and suggest some way of modifying it so that it can be published, but this is rare. Keep in mind, this process of comment moderation can take some time if I am not monitoring email at the time you submit your comment. The delay can be up to a full day, but most often I should be able to approve your comment for publication within 1 to 60 minutes. Please be patient and check back later. Comment moderation is only necessary because, believe it or not, people frequently try to inject spam into blog comments. In fact, there are far more spam comments submitted and filtered than real comments.
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