Privacy and Cookies.
The blog subscription service is run using an RSS feed that sends my blogposts to Mailchimp, and from there to your email address.
When you subscribe, your email address is held on the Mailchimp servers. If you also choose to provide your name - this is optional - I will be able to see it.
No one else has access to the list, and my Mailchimp and Tinyletter accounts are password protected.
You may unsubscribe at any time, by clicking the Unsubscribe link included at the bottom of every email.
The Tinyletter subscription to "Happenings" was set up using a double opt-in, and the use of that list (also run by Mailchimp) is the same as detailed above.
Cookies are small pieces of data that websites store on a device. Cookies can improve your browsing experience because they help websites remember preferences and understand how people use different features.
My website is designed using the Squarespace platform, and sits on their servers.
Squarespace uses Analytics and Performance cookies to track visits to my website. Analytics cookies allow me to see if a particular blogpost has been viewed ten times or a hundred times, and I can also see the number of visitors from a specific country eg. Argentina or Australia.
I do not have access to individual data and I cannot see information about you as an individual visiting the site.
Allowing Analytics and Performance cookies means that I can identify the trends relating to whether I am attracting new visitors or loyal readers (or both).
This is an example of the data I see on any given day (along with numbers of visitors).
On the blog, I sometimes use links to other sites. Examples of this are links to articles I found interesting, or useful, or entertaining. I use "open on a new page" as the setting for these links, so that you can easily come back to my website. I do not have control of these linked websites, and cannot be held responsible for them. You should therefore check their privacy policies for yourself.