The following summary of data collection aims to put the site in line with GDPR requirements. The TL;DR version is that I have no interest in your data for any other purposes than running this website, so I collect minimal data, and will delete any personally identifiable data on request.
Here’s the longer version:
Who I am
I am Dr. Will Buckingham, a freelance writer from the UK, currently based in Sofia, Bulgaria.
What personal data I collect and why I collect it
My approach to data collection is that I collect the minimum amount of data to make this website work, and no more. There are several ways I do this. The main ones are these.
- Ghost data: This site runs using Ghost, which is both lightweight and privacy-aware. Unless you are logged in, Ghost stores no cookies.
- Plausible analytics data: I use Plausible analytics, because it is a privacy-aware, non-intrusive way of tracking visitors to the site. You can find out more here.
- If you send a message on the contact form, I will receive your name/pseudonym, email and the content of any message. The contact form aims to collect minimal information, so nothing is recorded other than these details.
- If you subscribe to my newsletter, Will Buckingham’s Wayward Things, I will record your email address, as well as (optionally) your name.
Who I share your data with
Data is shared with other companies to the minimum extent necessary to provide the services on this website. This includes:
- Visitor data through Plausible analytics.
Beyond this, I do not share your data with anybody, nor do I sell it.
What rights you have over your data
You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for legal or security purposes.