At The Ham Radio show we seriously take privacy seriously.. lets face it… no one wants to admit that they listened to us and everyone around here are boring anyay
The Ham Radio Show Website (TheHamRadio.Show & app.TheHamRadio.Show) simply provides show content both live and pre-recorded episodes of the show from various eras. The Only information is The Ham Radio Show Website collects is no way personal information, we only collect information such as ip address of ISP you are using. we use analytics software (Hitsteps) on the site to gauge what’s the most popular parts of the site, which episodes you are listening to, whether you are on a PC or mobile phone to help us direct your browser to the most appropriate version of the website and whether this exact web browser on this specific device (we dont know who they are) has been to the website before. we also track access to podcast rss feed to see how often episode is download and measure which platform via its self identifying user-agent or IP address is accessing our content on behalf of the listener (Spotify, Deezer, iHeart, Amazon Music or numerous podcasting applications. we do not store any information that personally identifies a person for the purposes of accessing the website. the only personal information that is collected is to facilitate the ability to respond when site visitor contacts The Ham Radio Show via its contact form page or by mail. the information is not sold to any third party and that information is not used after we corresponded with the inbound contact.
in order for the DemandTheHam Service to function via Voice. We collect the text response of what was said by voice which was then transcribed by the Alexa/Google Assistant service into text, then based on the request, the response will either be a hard coded response written in the skills or that response will be sent to the API to get the episode or stream requested to play on user device, We can not access the voice recording of what a listener says to Alexa/google assistant , those voice recordings remain with Amazon/Google and you can delete those voice recordings at Alexa.amazon.com. The only information we collect in respect to this service is the aggregate stats of requests made to the api in respect to billing by the service provider we work with to provide the service . we see of total of x amount of requests against the allowable api requests in our providers service plan. additionally this information is requested from our API also is requested from the rss feed and captured by rss stats tracking and the ip address of requester (typically The IP address for the Amazon data center your alexa is sending processing your request with, and that data center talks to us about exactly what you asked. ) is captured along with the episode requested from site database.
When communicating with Alexa, what we dont see and what we see
We dont see this ———————————————————————————
alexa: “whats your request”
you: “Play X episode”
alexa : “searching for X episode”
Alexa converts what you said to text and put it into variable and sends that to amazon data center and that communicates with our api
What we see————————————————————
Amazon now calls us with the api
Amazon data center (192.0.2.1….lets say) goes to this url and we told amazon to put that the text of what you said after “?query=” in the address
api.HamRadioShow.com?query=”X Episode” (the address isn’t real)
if we have that episode (9/10 we do) We reply to amazon with a JSON response with the information needed for alexa to play and/or show what you asked for and it looks like this
“description”:”On this episode of the ham radio show, we are demonstrating what we see when someone requests an episode “
and Amazon and Hamradioshow api slams the door on eachother faces ‘ until the next request comes in from amazon.
in the meantime, Amazon is sending the results of X episode request to your alexa device and that information is put into a player system of your alexa device and alexa plays it. the time from what you asked for it to when alexa plays it is less then a second, and we dont know who you are!
Heres a Real Request we received (we removed the url, href in the json because it reveals file location of assets):