Last updated: October 19, 2017

Privacy Policy and Ethics Statement

Ken Norton personally operates (the “Site”). This page informs you of my policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information I receive from users of the Site.

I use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Site. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

Log Data

Like many site operators, I collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit my Site (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of my Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.

In addition, we use the third party services including Google Analytics, SumoMe, and Twitter to collect, monitor and analyze this.

The Site is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to I donate all proceeds from Amazon to charity. Contact me for a report of a list of charities and donation totals.

The Site also uses the third party service Algolia for site search.


Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive.

Like many sites, I use “cookies” to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of my Site.


I offer an email newsletter. If you no longer wish to receive the newsletter, follow the “unsubscribe” instructions located near the bottom of each newsletter. If you send me an email or reply to a newsletter, I will use your email address to respond directly to your questions or comments. Occasionally I include reader comments in the newsletter. I will not use your name without your permission, but I occasionally include anonymous quotes. I will never use your email address for any other purpose, and I will never share your email address with a third party without your permission.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of December 4, 2015 and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

I reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Service after I post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

Ethics Statement and Disclosures

I am an employee of GV, a venture capital firm that is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. I have worked for Alphabet (formerly Google) since 2006. I have a financial interest in several GV funds. Whenever possible I’m careful to disclose when I am an investor in a particular company, either through GV or personally. Sometimes I cannot disclose an investment if the company has chosen not to make it public yet. You can see a comprehensive list of GV portfolio companies on our website.

I have a close relationship with many other groups within Alphabet including Google. I also continue to own stock in Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google Ventures and Google Inc. I also really like everybody there. That said, I carry an iPhone.

Please understand that the opinions stated on this site are my own, not those of my employer.

You can always contact me with questions at [email protected]