I believe individuals on the internet have a fundamental right to privacy.
By default, you should be able to browse the web without worrying about invasive behaviour identifying you and tracking your activity. If you have an account or agreement with an online service, you should be able to understand what data is being collected about you and how it is being used.
While I can’t directly stop activity that goes against these values, I can at least uphold them on my own website.
I’ve put this document together to be open about how I operate and the steps I take to uphold privacy principles.
I use a number services to operate my website.
I’ve started self-hosting a Plausible Analytics recently because I’m interested in finding out more about my website’s visitors. Their data policy describes the data this self-hosted instance collects and how it’s used.
While they have a strong stance on end user privacy, you can opt out of these analytics by adding the domain
Reading my newsletter
I send out a semi-regular newsletter to readers who opt in to receive it. Every newsletter includes a link to unsubscribe.
I only keep a record of email addresses that have subscribed/unsubscribed. I don’t use tracking pixels or targeted links to track reader activity.