Privacy Policy

Introduction

  • I take data privacy and security seriously in my personal life. I have adhered to these values while constructing this website.  
  • There are no Facebook Pixels, Google Analytics, or advertisement services installed. Please feel free to check the admin console on your browser to confirm this. I don’t even have a personal Facebook account.
  • Because no data being exchanged, I do not collect or store cookies.

Data Collected

  • Webflow is used to build and host the website. No third-party plugins or services are installed except for ConvertKit and Fathom Analytics. All three of these platforms are GDPR compliant.
  • You can find the relevant privacy policies below:
    Webflow
    ConvertKit
    Fathom Analytics
  • I collect two types of data. Analytics and emails (if you choose to subscribe to my email newsletter).

Analytics

  • I use Fathom Analytics; a privacy-first focused paid alternative to Google Analytics.
  • Read in full how they protect digital privacy here. Below are their core principles.

    [Fathom Analytics] are the proud inventors of cookieless website analytics and our software is compliant with GDPR, ePrivacy, PECR, CCPA, and COPPA.

    One of the guiding philosophies we've had since we started Fathom was that we always want to be radically transparent about how data is processed and stored. We comply with all relevant privacy laws and ensure that we always practice data minimization (only processing and saving data that's essential, useful, and privacy-focused).

  • Fathom collects and provides me with the following:
    - Unique site views
    - Site views
    - Average time on site
    - Bounce rate 
    - Content (which pages get the most views)
    - Refers (what website you came to mine from)
    - Device type
    - Browser 
    - Country

  • IP addresses are not logged, meaning there is no way to identify an individual beyond the country. You can see what I see here. This is dummy data from Fathom, not from my site.

Emails

  • If you choose to subscribe (and I'd love to have you), your email is stored inside my ConvertKit account. This is the service I use for generating and sending email newsletters.
  • You can read ConvertKit's Privacy Policy here. ConvertKit is in compliance with the EU's new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
  • If you wish to unsubscribe at any time, it's one-click at the bottom of every email.
  • Your email will be deleted instantly from ConvertKit as well as from my offline backup during the next monthly backup. A new backup overwrites all previous copies. Old data backups are securely erased, as files can be recovered otherwise.

Email backup process

  • I never store your emails in plain text files like Facebook.
  • I export the emails onto my Mac every month according to ConvertKit's backup recommendation. When the file reaches my Downloads folder, Hazel moves it into a local storage drive (outside of iCloud and any other automatic/cloud backup services). I then encrypt them using 256-bit AES encryption with a password generated by a cryptographic hash. During this process, I use a dedicated IP VPN on my home WiFi, with the backup drive only connected to my computer when it’s offline. All of my hard drives are encrypted with 256-bit AES encryption.
  • The process is as secure as I can make it. This may seem a little over the top. Perhaps it is. But you're trusting me with your data, and I'll be damned if I don't do my very best to protect it.

Additional details

  • If you open your ad blocker (uBlock Origin) on my website, it should look identical to mine.

  • Everything listed in the above image is explained throughout this policy, aside from BugSnag. BugSnag is a service Webflow use to report any website stability issues to me in the editor. You can read their privacy policy here. Unfortunately, I cannot find a way of disabling the service, nor believe it’s possible. But, they do not have access to your email address if you choose to subscribe, nor the anonymous analytics data collected by Fathom.

Questions

The privacy policy was last updated on June 7th 2021.