Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This is a Personal Blog so if you require any more information or have any questions about my privacy policy, please feel free to contact me. Please be patient as I am on my own and this is a side project.

The privacy of my visitors is very important to me. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information received and collected by and how it is used.

Who I am?

This is the personal blog of Barrie Callender and the website address is: It is a static website created using Jekyll and Octopress. It is hosted using Github Pages so please consult their Privacy Policy for further information.

What personal data do I collect and why do I collect it?

Subscription Forms

I use TinyLetter for all my subscription forms as well as processing any emails I send out. TinyLetter act as my Data Processor and securely store all the data I collect through them.. You’ll find their Privacy Policy here

When you subscribe to my site you are giving me permission to email you new posts and other messages that might contain affiliate links or be commercial in nature.


If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

Log Files is hosted on Github Pages and we have no access to any logs they may have. Please see the GitHub Privacy Statement or contact them for further information.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


I collect visitors’ data through Google Analytics for the purpose of analyzing and improving my site performance and traffic. My retention policy is 26 months. You can find the Google Privacy Policy here.

Who we share your data with

  • Google Analytics — Non personally identifiable visitor statistics. Google Privacy Policy.
  • Youtube — Embedded Videos, may track your usage when you play a video. YouTube Privacy Policy.
  • TinyLetter — My mailing list/newsletter provider for sending emails, Newsletters or any other direct communication you have subscribed to. TinyLetter Privacy Policy which is owned by Mailchimp.

How long we retain your data?

The only personal data I store is collected when you submit a subscription form. This is stored securely on the TinyLetter site. I will never delete or change your data unless you ask me to do so using email to contact me and are not able to do so yourself. You have the right to remove and/or update at any time so there is no real need to ask. All my communications include an Unsubscribe link.

I will never sell or share the data used to subscribe to anything on this site.

Additional information

What data breach procedures do I have in place?

In case of a breach of data, I’ll inform my subscribers on the site and via the mailing list within 72 hours of me finding out, and proceed to an as fast as possible technical resolution.


I may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect changes to my practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. An example of this was when I decided to use TinyLetter instead of Mailchimp.