Privacy

Privacy

Background

We live in an information kleptocracy, especially online.

Corporations, businesses and whatever seem to have an almost pathological need to collect data about you and track you. They are unscrupulous about the methods they use.

Why should we worry?

But I've got nothing to hide!

Is not an unusual response.

This article from 2011 is worth a read Why Privacy Matters Even if You Have ‘Nothing to Hide’.

Likewise the Nothing to hide argument article on Wikipedia.

This site

I've tried to make this site as free as possible from data collection and tracking.

I use FOSS (Free & Open Source Software).

The backend is Ghost running on a hosted Linux server.

Commenting is provided by Commento. You can post anonymously if you like (I do moderate the comments).

The photographs are sourced from my galleries on Piwigo (a photo gallery platform) hosted on (another) Linux server. Likewise there is no tracking or social media stalking.

The contact form is facilitated by Formspree. I'm looking for an alternative. I'm not happy with their privacy policy or their use of Google's Captcha but haven't found an alternative yet that is not too complex for me to setup.

There is no Twitter, Facebook, Insta, LinkedIn or any other social networking links (despite what the Ghost devs try to include) so nothing is lurking in the code passively tracking you. Share by all means, but not through this site... Sorry.

There is no analytics or other tracking.

The only cookie dropped by Ghost is to save the theme preference.

Your privacy

I do not share anything you share with me.