About This Site

We’ve been building websites since 1993.  Yes, that’s a long time.  On this website, we’ll post articles on a somewhat irregular basis about open source projects that we find interesting, helpful code we’ve discovered, bugs we’ve fixed and more.  While we could use this website to highlight the portfolio of our work, which we’ve done in the past, we feel it is better to stay true to our roots in education and continue to share what we have learned and what we find of interest.  This seems to attract the right kind of clients for us.

These days, we are also quite busy with a multitude of concerns and fortunately getting new work is not one of them.  We’ve been lucky enough to have all the work we can schedule for several years.

So, please read our blog entries, take part with comments and ask questions.   If you are looking to hire us, that’s great, but that’s probably not what brought you here.  We would be happy to work with you, and please do refer people to us, it is just that we think sharing what we’ve learned and learning together is just fine, too.

Our Privacy Policy

Who we are
Our website address is: http://www.designmission.com

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments
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.

Cookies
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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

Analytics
We use a tool called Google Analytics to collect information about use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve this site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use (as amended for government websites) and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser.

How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. 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.

What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also 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.

Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service and a notification about your comment may reside in our email systems temporarily so that we know to moderate the comment.

How we protect your data
We use PayPal for all payments and at no time do we have access to your payment information.

We do not share any personal data, with anyone, ever.

Site Credits

Our website was built using the WordPress’s open source content management system. Learn more about WordPress. Stock photos used in the design of this website were purchased at iStockPhoto.com, icon designs are from IconArchive, and some photos were taken by us.

Our current template is a modified version of Radiate by ThemeGrill

All  logos and corporate graphics are trademarks of their respective companies and organizations.