I take your privacy seriously. This is what you can expect when visiting my website, TDH.se, and any sub-site that might be embedded within (and thus will link to this policy page).
See also: Colophon for TDH.se.
First of all: I don’t want your personal data. I don’t want to track you. I don’t care what you share, when or where you did it, nor do I follow what you buy, or track you in any other way.
The first exemption to this is when you sign up to my newsletter(s). This connects your email to the newsletter’s contact list, which is stored with the provider of choice (I currently use Buttondown and Mailchimp). They have their own privacy policies, but promise to do good, otherwise I wouldn’t use them.
The second exemption is if you buy something from me through a storefront I maintain (not to be confused with affiliate links, stated below). If I sell a digital or physical product of any kind, payment will be processed through a third party partner that I deem secure (I prefer Stripe and Paypal, but others might apply, and there might be a service in-between as well). I do not store any payment data, nor do I want to, in any case ever. I will however keep your order information on record, you’ll always get a copy of what I have when placing the order. Usually this is your name and email, possibly a physical address, as well as your IP number when placing the order, and a timestamp. This is never matched to anything other than other orders you might place, so that you can, for example, get an order history. It is never shared with any outside party, except for shipping purposes.
I don’t resell any personal data I have. Ever.
At times, this site might put cookies (small text files) in your browser’s local storage, containing non-personal information. These cookies might be used in a number of ways, such as remembering a browser session (i.e. staying logged in) or avoiding to showing the same message twice.
I do not store nor track any personal information whatsoever.
I do not use social media tracking pixels and the like, although embedded content (such as Youtube videos or Twitter conversations) could contain such software beyond my control.
This site does not use any embedded third-party analytics software to track its visitors. The only analytics solution in place is Koko Analytics, which tracks things anonymously using a cookie. Neither it, nor I, know anything about my visitors.
Affiliate and commissions
I reserve the right to use affiliate links, which might earn me a flat fee or a commission on a total sale at a third party store. Clicking this link will tell the store where you come from, but I will not send any additional information. (You might, however, already have various tracking cookies and the like in your browser. There’s nothing I can do about that, I’m afraid.)
Affiliate and commission links are only used on products I would’ve mentioned – no matter what I say about them – anyway. I never publish content with the explicit purpose to earn affiliate or commission fees.
As a general rule, I try not to talk about things I dislike. If I include a link to a product page or an online retailer, affiliate or not, it’s because I find it informational and of value for the reader.
I don’t accept paid links within my content, other than affiliate and commission links of my choosing.
I rarely accept sponsorships.
Any sponsorships are stated clearly within context. I do not accept sponsorships of any kind that require me to withhold information of said sponsorship.
I do not accept sponsored posts of any kind.
I supply this site as is. By perusing it, you understand that it might contain errors of any kind, and we might misinterpret one-another.
You agree to keep an open mind and do your best to understand my point of you. I promise to do my best to make that easy for you.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
I currently don’t have comments on this site, but if I enable it in the future, the following may apply.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
I currently don’t have any contact forms on this site, but if I do in the future, they will store a copy of your message, including IP address and a timestamp, in the database. If you want to be deleted from there, just let me know.
This site currently doesn’t support any actual interaction, other than reading its content, but if it will in the future, the following will apply:
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include 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.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.