Advertising and sponsorship
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.
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 tracking 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.
Some people say they collect information about you to 'help improve their service' so maybe my website will be shitty forever, but I'd much rather be shitty than spy on you.
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I don't rent, sell, or give your email address to anyone. You'll get one message a month on the first Sunday of that month. You can unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions in the email.
Buying me coffee
There's a button at the bottom of this website that offers you the chance to buy me a coffee. If you're thinking of doing so, that's very kind of you, thank you!
The whole 'giving me money' process is facilitated by Monzo, the UK-based bank that lives on your smartphone. At no point during the transaction do I see, store, or process your card or other payment data. Once the transaction is complete, all I'm able to see is the amount you have sent me as well as the name you provided and any comment you leave me. You'll get an email from Monzo as part of the transaction. The payment will appear on your statement as something along the lines of MONZO.ME ADAM STONER.
It shouldn't, but if something looks or goes wrong you should contact Monzo on 0800 802 1281 or contact your bank before attempting to contact me.
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