Last revised December 5, 2020.

This website is a personal blog. The content on this website, other than comments from visitors, is authored, coauthored, and/or edited by Frederick Ding. Opinions expressed on this site are attributable only to the named authors, and do not represent the views of any other organizations or individuals.

As of January 2019, I am authorized to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and in the State of New York.

Nothing on this website is intended to speak on behalf of any law firm or client, nor about any client or adversary. Even when legal issues are discussed, the information on this website should not be relied upon as legal advice. Most of the content on this website predates my training and qualification as an attorney. You should not act or rely on information on this website without first specifically seeking professional legal advice from an attorney.

For questions about this blog, please contact me using my online form. I am not seeking or soliciting any clients at this time. Messages submitted through this website will not create a prospective or actual attorney-client relationship with me. You should not send any information about any matter in which you are involved, or any other confidential or sensitive information.


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When you submit a comment on a public blog post, you grant an irrevocable license to publish the comment on this website, automatically or upon moderation. Your provided name will be displayed if the comment is published.[1] If a comment is published, a hashed version of your email address is shared with Gravatar, operated by Automattic Inc., so that your profile picture can be shown.

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I may use the information you provide to contact you about your comment or message, even if the comment or message is filtered and even if a comment is not published. I may publish future blog posts on the basis of information you submit in a comment or contact form message. I may also use the information as necessary to handle harassment or to preserve my legal rights. Other than as disclosed above, personal information that you provide is not shared with any third parties.[2]

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Furthermore, some pages on this website may include embedded content or multimedia from third party websites like Twitter or YouTube.[4] Those companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites to tailor advertisements to you, to suggest other content, or to improve their services. If you would like to opt out from their data collection or processing, I recommend installing an extension on your browser and enabling Do Not Track (DNT) headers.

Content Licensing


1 You may request that a past comment be anonymized by contacting me on the contact form from the same email address used to make the comment. You may not revoke the license to the content of your comment, except that you may request the redaction of any personally identifiable details.
2 The underlying computer infrastructure for this website is hosted on Vultr.
3 As of May 2019, I have discontinued the use of Google Analytics. However, it was configured to store visitor information for up to 14 months. In the interim, some historical data is still retained.
4 This website does not use third party “like” buttons or commenting systems that continuously track you across the internet.