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Privacy Policy

The Foundation for Structured Speculation (SSPEC) is interested in building long-lasting relationships with our website visitors, and we take your privacy seriously.

This Privacy Policy will describe how we collect information from you on this site; how it is used; the types of third parties to which we disclose any personal information – either receivers or another type of organization- without sharing your average contact details such as name, address or email address; any choices that are available to you regarding use of your personal data that may be made by us and about updating this policy.

We collect personal data in the following ways:

The Structured Speculation (Website) requires submission of contact information such as an email address. When you submit your information, that information is being sent to us and we will use it for any communication with you including but not limited to sending updates and to send you requests for feedback on content on this Website.

Cookies -A cookie is a small amount of text sent by a web server to a web browser when visiting a site, which allows us to store and sometimes track data about one’s browsing activities while they are at the site. This Website does not set or access cookies on your device without asking permission first.

Analysis Tools – We may also obtain data about your usage of our Site through automated systems however we do not make any attempt to associate this data with other personal identifiers than what is necessary for us to record that interaction with the system or tool such as date/time stamping actions taken by user, click streaming, location services required in order for certain tools work correctly etc., All interactions with analytics tools are logged in an anonymized fashion e.g.: visitor ID 123 has viewed page X at time Y.


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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

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 visit our login page, 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.