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We will not give, and have not given, any documentation of any sort, including IP address, client, login time, login name, email, avatar, content, to any law enforcement agency in the USA, unless they provide us with a tightly focused warrant, requesting limited and specific information.  We do not anticipate this ever happening, though with recent revelations about secure email provider ProtonMail doing so, we think it is worth pointing out that we, along with every other site operating within the laws of a jurisdiction, are subject to follow those laws.   And as this site is wholly operated by 1 person, in his spare time, generating 0 revenue, my ability to legally fight against overreach  is quite limited.  

We will not use any information you may have provided, for any purpose, other than to help grow this community that converses about issues of the day, in economics, in HPC, in politics, in ... whatever.  

We expect you to be civil and non-abusive.  We will not cancel you for making statements at odds with any narrative, nor supporting any narrative.  

We will take any action we deem necessary to stop attacks against, and toxicity towards others.   If you need to attack others or be toxic, the hell sites Twitter and Facebook are there for exactly this purpose.