FAQ and Policies

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I reuse/republish your article, or parts of it, in my blog/newspaper/publication?

I would love to contribute, but I just need to take a look at your content. Please see the copyright policy below for complete information. Please contact me at .

Can I have the data or computations that you used?

Please see the copyright policy for complete information. I generally allow requests for non-profit/educational purposes with attribution.

I think you have an error in this article. How can I correct it?

Please comment on the article and check the comments policy. We are always welcome to comments that bring data closer to reality.

My comment was disapproved. Why?

Please see if you have violated the comment policy. Otherwise, please contact me through at if you think it was disapproved unfairly.

Who are you?

Please take a look at the About page.

Can I contribute my article to your blog?

I would be happy to publish original contributions that are in line with the blog theme. Please see the contributions policy.


These policies apply to content on this site, the related Facebook page, and linked Github repositories.


I try to adhere to journalistic standards whenever I write, but I may have opinions that I will not hesitate to express in the articles. I will, however, clearly state that this is simply my opinion and not a direct implication of the data presented.


We welcome comments that generate discussion, provide new ideas, corrections, or constructive criticism, and engage others in the conversation. We want to create an atmosphere of intellectual discipline in the comments. Discussion of a political nature should attempt to adhere to facts and logical reasoning. Excessive partisanship is discouraged.

We do not encourage comments that only serve to insult and defame, or are otherwise off-topic. Frequent offenders will be banned.

Registered Disqus comments are not moderated. Unregistered comments are moderated automatically to prevent spam comments. If you feel that a commenter is exceeding the limits of healthy discussion, or if your comment was disapproved unfairly, please contact me through .


I would be thrilled for an interested reader to contribute to this blog, or connect with me through his own data blog. I am looking for posts that use data to shed light on various issues - they don’t have to be serious issues; even the trivial can be interesting at times. Posts that react to my articles or use the underlying data to generate insight are also welcome.

You may send these contributions to with subject Blog Contribution.

Privacy Policy

At TJ Palanca, accessible from https://www.tjpalanca.com, one of our main priorities is the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy document contains types of information that is collected and recorded by TJ Palanca and how we use it.

If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us.

This Privacy Policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website with regards to the information that they shared and/or collect in TJ Palanca. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website. Our Privacy Policy was created with the help of the Privacy Policy Generator.

Information we collect

The personal information that you are asked to provide, and the reasons why you are asked to provide it, will be made clear to you at the point we ask you to provide your personal information.

If you contact us directly, we may receive additional information about you such as your name, email address, phone number, the contents of the message and/or attachments you may send us, and any other information you may choose to provide.

When you register for an Account, we may ask for your contact information, including items such as name, company name, address, email address, and telephone number.

How we use your information

We use the information we collect in various ways, including to:

  • Provide, operate, and maintain our website
  • Improve, personalize, and expand our website
  • Understand and analyze how you use our website
  • Develop new products, services, features, and functionality
  • Communicate with you, either directly or through one of our partners, including for customer service, to provide you with updates and other information relating to the website, and for marketing and promotional purposes
  • Send you emails
  • Find and prevent fraud

Log Files

TJ Palanca follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Like any other website, TJ Palanca uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.

For more general information on cookies, please read “What Are Cookies”.

Advertising Partners Privacy Policies

You may consult this list to find the Privacy Policy for each of the advertising partners of TJ Palanca.

Third-party ad servers or ad networks uses technologies like cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons that are used in their respective advertisements and links that appear on TJ Palanca, which are sent directly to users’ browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. These technologies are used to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on websites that you visit.

Note that TJ Palanca has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

Third Party Privacy Policies

TJ Palanca’s Privacy Policy does not apply to other advertisers or websites. Thus, we are advising you to consult the respective Privacy Policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information. It may include their practices and instructions about how to opt-out of certain options.

You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

CCPA Privacy Rights (Do Not Sell My Personal Information)

Under the CCPA, among other rights, California consumers have the right to:

Request that a business that collects a consumer’s personal data disclose the categories and specific pieces of personal data that a business has collected about consumers.

Request that a business delete any personal data about the consumer that a business has collected.

Request that a business that sells a consumer’s personal data, not sell the consumer’s personal data.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.

GDPR Data Protection Rights

We would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

The right to access – You have the right to request copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.

The right to rectification – You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request that we complete the information you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure – You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to data portability – You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.

Children’s Information

Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.

TJ Palanca does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.