I use something called 'third-party subprocessors' to run adamstoner.com. They're basically companies employed by me to keep this site online and working the way I intend. Inspired by Ben Werdmüller and Gregory Hammond, here's a data jurisdictions statement:
Advertising, sponsorship, promotion
Ads aren't just annoying, they commonly invade your privacy and track your digital activity. I also believe advertisements masquerading as content is dishonest and dangerous. Therefore, I don’t get paid, accept things for free, or use referral links to earn a commission on anything on this domain. Everything here is an honest recommendation, mentioned because I see what the company is doing, have experienced their customer service or products, and think you would get some value from them also.
Selling my opinion for cash or freebies is not, and never will be, on the cards. I think people who accept these things to provide a so-called recommendation, even when they’re transparent about the fact they’ve received compensation, are boasting that their integrity and honesty depends on remuneration.
In short: Please do not email me about including your links or products in my articles. I am not interested.
I find the ongoing assault against privacy an affront which is why I've taken a stand and made this website without any kind of ad beacons or social media icons that send your data back to tech-oligopolies with only de-facto consent. When using embeds, I always opt for privacy-enhanced options like YouTube No Cookie.
Analytics are provided by EU-hosted privacy-friendly self-funded analytics company Plausible, which does not track personal data, isolates and anonymises your visit, and does not store cookies or other persistent data. I use Plausible to give me a top-level view of what's popular and what devices people are visiting on so that I can both write more of that kind of stuff and make what I do write more accessible to all.
Membership and newsletters
To receive my newsletter you must be a member. When you become a member, two things happen:
Unsubscribing from my newsletter does not delete your account. Please email me if you wish to delete your account.
Your data resides on a content management system under my control and is not – nor will it ever be – sold, traded, or given away. You are not for sale.