Privacy Policy

TimeMachiner is proud to offer a human-readable Privacy Policy. The full policy is below, but here's the tl;dr:

  • TimeMachiner only collects the information you provide when subscribing to a newsletter and/or purchasing a membership. Newsletter information (containing your email address, IP address, and delivery preferences) is stored on TimeMachiner. Membership payment information is stored at Stripe only.
  • We never sell your data. Ever. We will not provide any data about anyone in any way to anyone, except for the core functionality needed to run the site, newsletter, and memberships.
  • Basic information such as email opens & clicks, and pages visited on may be collected in order to help improve TimeMachiner. Unless absolutely necessary, data is housed and processed exclusively on TimeMachiner's servers.
  • Except where clearly stated, newsletters contain no 3rd party: tracking data, pixel trackers, analytics, tags, nasty Facebook tracking, or anything else. Any data collected is processed and stored here. No nonsense.
  • Membership data is retained and deleted according to TimeMachiner's policies. Any membership active or otherwise prior to 10/31/22 also fall under Memberful's policies. Newsletter subscriber data and membership data is deleted no more than 6-months after unsubscribing or membership cancellation. You can request manual deletion of your Newsletter data by sending a message via TimeMachiner's Contact page.
  • If you have questions or concerns about this policy, please use the Contact page to send an email. I will be happy to respond.

Who we are

Our website address is: Your privacy is important to TimeMachiner and its contract partners. TimeMachiner and its contract partners are referred to jointly in this privacy policy as “TimeMachiner”. This privacy statement provides information about the personal information that we collect and the ways in which it uses that personal information.

Personal Information Collection

TimeMachiner may collect and use the following kinds of personal information:

At if you sign up to receive emails, you provide your email address. That and your IP address (for spam control) is the only information we have for you and all we need to operate (“Website”) and the TimeMachiner Newsletters (“Newsletter”).

Additional information is required to operate the TimeMachiner membership offerings ("Membership"). This information consists of: your name, email, and data returned from stripe to sync membership status and changes. The Website and Newsletter are referred to jointly in this privacy policy as the “Content”; we do not collect any identifying information on other visitors to the website.

We use third third-party vendors, identified below, to help with the delivery of the Content, logging email and site interactions to help improve TimeMachiner, and processing of your payment. We never see your full credit card number, which is handled through Stripe.


When you log in as a member, we and or our membership partner will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. This is to provide access to content available to paying members. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

Simply put: nobody who does not need it for TimeMachiner to function.

TimeMachiner does not sell your data. TimeMachiner will only send data to any 3rd party service when absolutely necessary. Newsletter information is stored on TimeMachiner's servers and not handed over to any service, with exception to the Email Service Provider (ESP). ESP is necessary to deliver TimeMachiner's email.

Membership is exclusively in-house as of 10/31/22. Prior to this date, data is handled by the membership provider. Credit Card information is not stored whatsoever on TimeMachiner's servers and only resides within the payment processor's secure system. Data IS shared with companies providing services in which subscribers opt-in, such as providing feedback or clicking affiliate links.

3rd-party Service Providers

In addition, TimeMachiner uses the following 3rd-party service providers for certain content served on When possible, the data is processed on TimeMachiner's servers and not shared. By using TimeMachiner you may be accessing these services:

How long we retain your data

For users that register on our website (for Newsletters or Membership), we store the personal information they provide in their user profile. Credit card information is only stored with the Payment Membership processor. 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. This information is stored for as long as a subscription or membership is active. Please refer to the Membership Provider's policies for data retention for memberships prior to 10/31/22. Newsletter data provided during signup is retained for no more than 6-months after unsubscribing. Inactive subscribers may send a message via the Contact page requesting a manual deletion of all information provided during Newsletter signup.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, you can 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.

Please refer to the Membership Provider's policies (for any memberships before 10/31/22) for data retention and requesting data deletion. Inactive Newsletter subscribers may send a message via the Contact page requesting a manual deletion of all information provided during Newsletter signup.

Where we send your data

Visitor registrations and/or logins may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Data is sent to partners listed in 3rd-Party Service Providers when necessary for the operation of TimeMachiner. Please refer to that list and their privacy policies for further information.

Updating This Statement

TimeMachiner may update this privacy policy by posting a new version on this website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are familiar with any changes.

Last Updated: 3/7/22