About this site
This website is an outgrowth of various web endeavors going back to the late 1990s. To say that HTML has evolved in that interval would be among the most hyperbolic understatements imaginable. Although the present WordPress iteration officially commenced October 2018, it is principally a platform update to maintain standards compliance and therefore largely sustains the public-facing content from a former static-content site maintained from 2010 – 2014, which in turn incorporated mission-oriented content created from 2003 – 2006.
Although arguably irrelevant or unrealistic to the web, all pertinent available rights are reserved. In general, copyright only applies to forms of expression of an idea—not to the idea itself. Anyone may make fair use of the content of this site. The supplemental print css dramatically improves the utility of the content by removing headers and menus. Since these “brandings” will not appear on paper, it is requested that the URL header or footer inserted by a browser at the time of printing be left intact if content is to be (re)distributed in paper, PDF, XPS, or image format. Material concerning Popol Vuh is inherently proprietary and proper attribution should be made if used by or for third-party research. FormMail++ is available according to the licensing terms stated in the file distribution.
In active development via Iubenda.
Collection of personal data
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.