Privacy Policy

Who I am

I’m Adam Isacson, Director for Defense Oversight at the Washington Office on Latin America. This is a page that I use to hold information useful to my own work. I share it because, well, I think it’s useful information.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


I generally don’t allow comments here, as this is not a site for interaction. If I ever do allow comments on a post, I’d just go with the default behavior for privacy, which is the following standard WordPress language:

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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

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.


I don’t use analytics, even what comes with WordPress is turned fof.

Who we share your data with

Nobody. I don’t have any data other than your IP address. I have no interest in knowing more.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, in the rare instances that I allow commenting on something, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I’m obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments, if I allow them, may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

My contact information

See my contact page.