Disclosure & Privacy Policy

Nick Johansen’s (also operating under the names “Nicholas Erik”D.N Erikson” and “Watchfire Press“) policy is to respect your privacy regarding any information I may collect while operating my websites.


This site (“nicholaserik.com”) and linked sites run by its owner (“dnerikson.com,” “nickjohansen.com” and “watchfirepress.com”) are participants in the Amazon Affiliates program. As an Amazon Associate the sites earn from qualifying purchases. Purchasing books and other products via the links on these sites pays the owner a small affiliate percentage.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Nick Johansen collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Nick Johansen’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Nick Johansen’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Nick Johansen may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Nick Johansen also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on his sites.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Nick Johansen’s websites choose to interact with Nick Johansen in ways that require Nick Johansen to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Nick Johansen gathers depends on the nature of the interaction.  In each case, Nick Johansen collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Nick Johansen. Nick Johansen does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Nick Johansen may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Nick Johansen may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Nick Johansen does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Nick Johansen discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of his employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Nick Johansen’s behalf or to provide services available at Nick Johansen’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Nick Johansen’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Nick Johansen will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Nick Johansen discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Nick Johansen believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Nick Johansen , third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Nick Johansen website and have supplied your email address, Nick Johansen may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Nick Johansen and his products. If you send him a request (for example a support email, fan letter or other email), he reserves the right to publish it in order to help him clarify or respond to your request or to help him support other users. Nick Johansen takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Nick Johansen uses cookies to help Nick Johansen identify and track visitors, their usage of Nick Johansen’s website, and their website access preferences. Nick Johansen visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Nick Johansen’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Nick Johansen’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Nick Johansen, or substantially all of his assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Nick Johansen goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Nick Johansen’s assets may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.


Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Nick Johansen and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Social Sharing and Tracking

This site uses social sharing plugins and tracking that logs data and shares it with associated social services such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Nick Johansen may change his Privacy Policy from time to time, and at Nick Johansen’s sole discretion. Nick Johansen encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to his Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

This privacy policy has been adapted from Automattic (automattic.com) under the Creative Commons Sharealike license.