The Spam Policy overrules this. The invitation above does not apply to spammers.
I tend to credit fixes to the sh tutorial by using the first part of your email address (eg, if you're firstname.lastname@example.org, I'll say "blah blah, though fred pointed out case (d) where blah blah"). I'll never put your full email address on this site, in any form.
If you don't even want me to call you fred, just say so when you contact me, and I'll just call you anon.
If you buy the Shell Tutorial PDF, I will keep a record of the transaction ID, amount, currency, and email address. This information is not, and never shall be, shared with anybody under any circumstance. However, if you want me to remove these details, just ask.
Update March 2009: This website currently displays Google adverts. Those adverts will (if your browser settings permit) install a cookie on your browser, which is used to further target their advertising. Google wrote about it here, I wrote about it here.Any questions? drop me a line.
Sorry this isn't a particularly formal policy, but it's not a particularly formal site. I'm not prepared to be sued over any of this, so I'll keep it simple enough that I understand it.
Basically, if you send me an email, you're giving me your email address. I will do nothing with that, except any, all, or none of:
If you create a WishList account (which I really should get around to branding as a steve-parker.org account, as it also works on the blog), then your name will be searchable on the WishList Search Page, if your name matches a provided search string and you have an active WishList account.
Passwords are stored in hashed form, so your password cannot be retrieved in any way. (Authentication is done by comparing the hashed password with the hash of the provided password).
No lawyers were harmed in the creation of this document.