I believe that online privacy is critical to a fair and inclusive internet. Therefore, I have designed this site to provide the minimum level of concern to those reading, to share as much or as little information as possible. Therefore, I aim to minimize or eliminate the collection of as much personally identifiable information and metadata as possible.
Currently, I collect no data at all on my server. That’s correct. I don’t keep any logs of user visits.
I have chosen not to use Google Analytics as I don’t believe that anyone should be forced to provide data to Google, or any other large data warehouses without a choice. Instead, I have chosen to utilize Fathom Analytics. Why do I feel this is a good choice? Well, Fathom does not store your personal information in any way. This means that they are GDPR compliant! I know some may still prefer to have no information of their visit, and that’s totally okay. Simply block the Fathom JS script using any number of blocking tools and you’re invisible.
But why have analytics at all? Well, primarily so I can understand if anyone is reading what I’m writing. It’s also to help me understand what type of content people enjoy the most. To be honest, I get so few visitors right now that the data is basically useless.
This site does not currently use any form of cookies at all. I don’t need to store any data for this site, it’s entirely static content. I don’t need to track you. So no, no cookies here.
Occasionally, I may post affiliate links on my site. These may or may not be clearly marked - and I say that only because I don’t want to promise to do something and then fail. While I don’t track users, I cannot guarantee that those sites are anonymous. Please do your own research if you are curious. What I can say is that I don’t know if you do or do not click on the affiliate links. I suppose I may see a small commission, but I have no idea who it was who clicked - and I have no interest in being any more specific than that.