Privacy Policy

First Things First: Your Privacy

We not only will not provide your email address to any advertiser or data broker, we actually work rather hard to keep it secret. Your address will not be provided to anyone who is not directly associated with this site unless we have your permission, or are required to do so by law.

If you subscribe to our email notifications, we further protect your privacy and email security in general by requiring that new subscribers “confirm” or “verify” their subscription request. This prevents people from harassing others by subscribing them to something they may not want. When you subscribe, we send a message asking you to confirm your subscription. You must click the link in this message before your subscription will be activated. Of course, you may always cancel (or “unsubscribe”) at any time: there is a link at the bottom of every notification to make it easy.

California Consumer Privacy Act

We consider our policies to be stricter than the CCPA …even though we’re not required to follow that law (our gross revenues are far less than $25 million minimum cutoff; we don’t buy or sell the personal information of any consumers or households, let alone 50,000 of them; and we earn nothing, let alone more than half of annual revenue, from selling consumers’ personal information).

These policies apply to all customers, not just those covered by the CCPA or the GDPR.

Terms of Service: This site, email notifications, and podcast are offered without charge for your personal use and entertainment. In return for your free access, you agree that you are responsible for maintaining your own subscription, including changing your own address or stopping your subscription when you choose. Unsubscribe links are included in every issue.

Comments and Letters to the Editor: All comments, whether sent by email or posted on this site, become the property of its sponsor, ThisIsTrue.Inc, and may be published. Comments will be published at our sole discretion. Once published, any editing of comments shall be at our sole discretion, including removing comments for any reason. Comments on the site will be removed in the case of spam, off-topic posts, “flaming,” invasion of others’ privacy or other legal reasons, or if they do not materially contribute to the discussion at hand. We ask that you include your first name and location, and these may be added by us if you fail to do so. Publication in our newsletters may include your first name and location, but will not include your email address, and may (or may not) be edited for length or clarity.

Underage Subscribers: TEH is designed for adults and well-educated, older teens. We do not knowingly accept subscriptions for pre-teens. Any pre-teens discovered on our distribution will be deleted.


Our sites — and any advertisers who make the free services possible — may use cookies or “trackers” to get statistics on who sees what ads, whether you click on the ads, etc. Our sites also use cookies to (for instance) stop showing you “hovering” subscription forms when you dismiss them. We have no way to personally identify any specific person from these cookies.

Third-party advertising companies may also use cookies to serve ads. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of specific interest to you, and their privacy policies apply.

On some of my sites, Google may be one of these third-party vendors, and they use cookies to serve ads. Google uses a special DART cookie that enables it to serve ads to you based upon your visit to this site and others that you visit.

If you don’t want to have this DART cookie on your computer, you can opt out.

eCommerce Policies

We currently do not anticipate any sales activities from this web site. Any recommendations made by podcast hosts or guests will obviously be governed by the policies in place at those sites.

Affiliate Relationships

You should assume that any links on this site, or in our emails, or mentioned in our podcast episodes are to a site that has an affiliate relationship and/or another material connection to the providers of goods and services mentioned, and the speaker may be compensated when you purchase from such a provider. You should always perform due diligence before buying goods or services from anyone — via the Internet or offline.