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.
  • Data associated with embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

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.