I respect the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and this policy explains how I collect and treat any information you give me. You won’t find any complicated legal terms or long passages of unreadable text. I’ve no desire to trick you into agreeing to something you might later regret.
Why I value your privacy
I value your privacy as much as I do my own, so I’m committed to keeping your personal and business information safe. I’m uncomfortable with the information companies, governments, and other organisations keep on file, so I ask for only the bare minimum from my visitors and subscribers. I’ll never use your personal information for any reason other than why you gave it, and I’ll never give anyone access to it unless I’m forced to by law.
How I collect information
When you sign up for my personal newsletter I collect your name and email address. These details are stored with Mailchimp which is the platform I prefer. MailChimp will tell me if a subscriber has opened an email or clicked a link. I rarely look at individuals. My primary concern is whether the content I am producing is of interest. That said, that data is available to me.
I use Disqus to process comments on my blog, you can read their GDPR compliace information at https://blog.disqus.com/update-on-privacy-and-gdpr-compliance.
If you contact me by email, I store your name and email on my computer, which is encrypted and protected by a strong password. A copy of your messages and address is stored by my provider Fastmail.
What I use your information for
Your data will not be shared with anyone. I will use your contact information to reply to your inquiries, publish your comments and for newsletter management. My newsletter is personal and does not contain direct marketing or advertising. It may contain reviews of software and music products I find useful or promote my music.
The steps I take to keep your information private
Where I store your information in third-party services, I am the only person who has access. I store passwords in 1Password, an encrypted password manager, use a different, randomly generated password for each service, and never use the same password twice.
The computers I use are all encrypted using Apple FileVault and are protected by a strong passcode (I do not trust fingerprint access). These computers ask for authentication whenever they’re started or after 5 minutes of inactivity. My mobile devices are also encrypted and protected by strong passcodes.
By providing your data you declare to accept this policy.
You can request the update or deletion of your data anytime.
In order for this site to function correctly, I sometimes install small data files called “cookies” in your device.
A cookie is a small text file that websites store in your computer or mobile device while you are visiting them. Thanks to cookies, the website remembers your actions and preferences (e.g. login, language, font size, and other visualisation settings) so that you do not need to reinput them each time you come back to the site or navigate from one page to the other.
This site does not use navigation cookies.
This site uses the following third party cookies:
Clicky Analytics: This type of web analysis service is provided by Clicky, a service provided by Roxr Software Ltd to collect aggregate statistical information useful to assess the website use and visitors’ actions. Clicky stores information collected by cookies on servers that may be located outside Europe. Clicky reserves the right to transfer information collected through its cookies to third parties when required by law, or when such third parties process information on its behalf. Clicky will not link your IP address with other data owned by Clicky in order to obtain a more detailed user profile. Further information on privacy management and/or on the procedures to reject or eliminate this type of cookie are available at the following URL: https://clicky.com/terms.
NewRelic Performance Monitor: This service is provided by NewRelic Inc. and monitors the server and application performance. It is configured in High Security mode, for a better level of data security. NewRelic stores information collected by cookies on servers that may be located outside Europe. NewRelic reserves the right to transfer information collected through its cookies to third parties when required by law, or when such third parties process information on its behalf. Further information are available at the following URLs: https://newrelic.com/terms, https://newrelic.com/privacy.html.
- Embedded content: the website sometimes uses Youtube and Vimeo videos, contents from Slideshare and social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and in general, when necessary, contents which may be embedded from other platforms. This site cannot control cookies used by third party websites. Therefore, we suggest to ask information directly to each third party, if you want to control these cookies. Here below you find useful links to the cookie policies of the above-mentioned third parties:
- Facebook https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies/
- Twitter https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en
- Youtube https://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/privacy/
- Google+ http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/types/
- Vimeo https://vimeo.com/cookie_policy
- Slideshare http://www.slideshare.net/privacy
For more information on this statement you can contact the site owner, Vito Tardia, by email at vito(at)tardia(dot)me.