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(Please note: I must provide my email address in this format (where you cannot copy and paste) in order to reduce the likelihood that a spammer can obtain it from this Web page. Sorry for the inconvenience.) I do my best to respond to all email concerning this site within 24-48 hours.
Generally speaking, I protect your information in the same manner that I use to protect my own and that I would expect others to use to protect my information. If you have any questions on this policy please email me at the address identified above.
More formally, here is the policy (updated 10/14/2007):
When provided, your email address is used solely by this site and will never be intentionally shared with others. Occasionally, it may be used by the site owner, John Jones, in order to email you regarding this site. This type of communication is typically very focused in nature and has occurred approximately 6 times during the first 5 years of operation of this site. When email addresses are displayed on this site, various obfuscation techiniques are used to protect them from being acquired by others.
Information in the form of text and/or images that you provide to this site via email, the forums and the blog may be used and/or published in relation to this site. In these cases, personal information such as last names, addresses, vehicle identification numbers (VINs) and license plate numbers will be obscured and/or hidden. Cookies related to this site may be stored on your browser. They are used solely to provide the features of this site as well as to track usage of this site.
Personal information such as name, address and VIN number provided through the registry will never be shared in their whole form. Information from the registry is only shared on this site in a summary manner that does not identify individual owners.
About this site
I call this place the 'triple white fox' because my current favorite subject is my Ford Mustang fox-body convertible. Of course, it's white. Three times. White exterior, white interior, white top. I thought it was cool that I created a logo of a fox in the same running manner as the classic Mustang logo. It seemed to fit. A variety of technologies help make this site possible. With the exception of Web Hosting, most are free and sometimes Java-based (since it is an area of interest of mine).
I picked 4java.ca since they are one of a few low cost hosts that offer Java/Tomcat using a private JVM. I did a fairly extensive comparison of hosts in terms of features, costs and whatever opinions I could find on them. My biggest measure was their response to my presales questions in not only quality but promptness. I have been with these guys since March of 2004. I am entirely satisfied with their service. I have used their tech support numerous times and have always had prompt and complete action to my requests. I take this back. In July 2011, they migrated my site in a way that did not allow me to do any testing befoehand and the result was that it took the site down for a week while I tried to get help via support tickets. I have since moved on from them.
The discussion forum software I picked was free and Java-based. It is called mvnforum. It is professional looking and has most features one would expect from a state-of-the-art discussion forum. I started with the RC3 version and upgraded to the RC4 version shortly after it came out. Later, I upgraded RC4 to 1.2.1 GA. Upgrading was painless.
I maintain the email subscription list via phplist. Obviously, it is php-based. It was simple to install and setup. When I began using it in March 2009, the subscription was about 300 addresses.
For the RSS feed, I use ListGarden RSS Feed Generator from Software Garden. As with the other pieces of this site, it is free. It is not Java-based but that does not matter since it runs on my PC and uploads files to my web host via FTP. I like it because it allows me to maintain my latest updates as both HTML and through RSS through one interface. Essentially, I was able to add RSS feeds to my site with no more ongoing work than I was already doing to keep it updated.
The triplewhitefox.com watermark has been added to many images on this site using a freeware program called Picture Shark.