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Privacy Policy

I greatly respect your privacy and am committed to protecting any personal information that you may provide me through this website. I'm not one to try to gather as much information as possible from every user; however, I do collect some data to help me get a better idea as to what kind of things may be more interesting to you. I will never share your data with any third party outside of your knowledge. This privacy policy is here to tell you exactly what's going on behind the scenes, so you can be sure that your information is safe.

The Information I Collect

Like many other website owners, I use Google Analytics to gather data about visitors. Google Analytics is a service that monitors each page of my website and records information such as:

  • What kind of internet browser you're using
  • What website you came from
  • How long you stay on my website
  • And many other characteristics that you can read about here
  • In addition to monitoring impersonal data through Google Analytics, you may choose to opt in to receive my email newsletter. By opting into this service, you supply your personal email address which is stored securely in a database.

    How I use your information

  • Google Analytics Data

  • The tracking information I receive from Google helps me to gauge better exactly why you've arrived at my website, and what tutorials most interest you. This allows me to make better decisions about what tutorials I should make next. By getting a more clear understanding of my visitors, I can adapt the site to serve you better.

  • Newsletters

  • When newsletters are sent out, the service securely utilizes the database containing all received email addresses. I use this service because it employs informational tracking similar to that of Google Analytics. You can read more about what exactly is tracked on the MailChimp Privacy Policy, but it basically boils down to whether or not you read the email, and what links you're clicking on in the email. Every email received from me will include an opt-out link to remove yourself from the list. Content in the newsletter is strictly informational, and can just as easily be found on my twitter account.

    Additional Third Party Services

  • Paypal

  • If you've been feeling especially generous, you may have found yourself clicking on the "Support Me" link on the bottom of every page. This link takes you completely off of my web page, and onto the secure servers of Paypal. By leveraging this service, I never have any interaction with your credit card information, and as such the Paypal Privacy Policy controls this entire process.

  • Links to Other Websites

  • Many of my tutorials include lists of materials which include links to websites where you may buy them. For these purchase lists, I may utilize the Amazon Affiliates program to earn a small percentage back from every purchase made by clicking the link. This helps me sustain and helps keep the website free from advertising. I am not responsible for any content that you may encounter on external web pages, and their privacy policy will take full effect once you leave this domain.


    Cookies are small pieces of data stored on your hard drive that allow websites to perform actions such as remembering your password on your next visit. On, cookies are used to remember the last section of a tutorial you were viewing. This is mostly useful in the event of you refreshing the page, as the website will remember your position. This cookie doesn't obtain any information from you other than the last section you clicked on. It is deleted when you close your browsing session. Google Analytics, however, will create cookies to help figure out unique visitors to the website. You can read more about this process here. Other than cookies generated by Google Analytics, you may also generate a cookie by clicking the link to opt out of tracking on my web page. This cookie simply remembers your preference so that you do not have to opt out of tracking every single time you visit.

    Want to opt out of tracking?

    I understand completely if any website tracking gives you the creeps. If you'd like to generate a cookie to block Google Analytics, then you may opt-out here. This cookie will last until the year 2099, though I imagine it will be quite stale by then... If you clear your browser's cookies, then you will have to click the link again to generate a new one.

    If you are looking for a more permanent solution for blocking website tracking, you may consider using the official browser plugin for opting out of Analytics. This plugin will block Analytics all over the web.


    If you have any questions regarding your privacy, you may always feel free to contact me by email at You may also reach me on twitter using my handle, @mrJeffTeaches.

    Terms of Use

    Though they are certainly not very exciting, these terms and conditions apply to all users of As such, please read them carefully before utilizing any of the content posted on Jeff Teaches Things. Your access and use of the website implies that you have accepted these terms. If you disagree with any part of them, these please stop using this site and contact me about your issue. By continuing to use this website, you agree and are bound by these terms.


    All information regarding privacy of visitors may be viewed on the privacy policy tab of this webpage.

    Accuracy of Information

    Information on Jeff Teaches Things has been posted for informational purposes only. I can not be held responsible or liable for the accuracy, usefulness, or availability of information made available on my website. I also can't be responsible for any error or omission in information. You accept full responsibility when actually attempting to do my posted projects, and as such, I can not be responsible for any damages or injuries that you may sustain as a result of my tutorials. Should you find an error in any of my posts, then please contact me immediately via email or twitter. All information is accurate to the best of my ability, but an extra pair of eyes is extremely helpful. Please be safe and smart about any hardware projects that you attempt.

    Intellectual Property

    All content posted on Jeff Teaches Things is owned by me. I reserve the right to grant limited access to posting material on third party websites. You may request to gain access by contacting me before posting the material. This site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise used for commercial purposes without express written consent from me.

    Governing Law and Changes

    These Terms shall be governed and construed per the laws of California, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. My failure to enforce any right or provision of these terms does not mean that the rights have been waived. If any provision of these terms is found to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, then the remaining provisions will still take effect. I reserve the right to modify or replace these terms at any time. If a revision is on the way, then I will try to provide at least a 30-day notice before the new terms take effect.


    All information posted on Jeff Teaches Things is meant to be taken as informational, and not as infringing on copyrights of featured programs. If you believe that I have infringed upon your intellectual property rights, then please contact me immediately and I will resolve the issue. Should you find any unlawfully posted copywritten material, the break of the copyright is unintentional, and the material in question will be removed immediately upon receiving proof.

    Links to Other Websites

    Often, I will link to third party websites or services that are not owned or controlled by me. Because of this, I can assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party service. I can't be responsible for any issues that you run into on these websites - including damages or losses resulting from your use of them. I strongly advise you to read all third party terms/privacy policies; however, I imagine that will be quite a tedious task. Links that I generate to shopping lists on Amazon may include affiliate links which provide me with a small kickback if you use them to make a purchase. I have selected these products, and I have not received any personal incentive for favoring one product over another. If there ever comes a time where Jeff Teaches Things is given a product for review, I will fully disclose it on the introduction page of the review.


    If you have any questions regarding your privacy, you may always feel free to contact me by email at You may also reach me on twitter using my handle, @mrJeffTeaches.