Privacy Policy

Who I am

The responsible data controller for this website is:

Hamish John Appleby (

You can contact me any time via email, if you have questions about my privacy policy.

How I collect your data

This is an overview of how I handle your personal data. Please see the sections below for further details.

On this website

I don’t collect any personal data on my website except server logs.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Your rights

You can exercise your rights by sending me an email at You can access information on all data stored about you. Get in contact and I will provide you with all information on data I have about you. You have the right to be ‘forgotten’ by me. Let me know and I will delete all your personal data that I store. You have the right to correct any personal data stored about you. If there’s any personal data about you that should be corrected by me, please let me know. You have the right to withdraw your consent. Please tell me first, so I have a chance to address your concerns. If I fail in this, you can address any complaint to your national data protection authorities.


The server for my website is provided by:

459 Broadway, Fl 5
New York, NY 10013

Squarespace complies with GDPR. The server is located in their data center in New York, NY, USA. You can find their privacy policy here:


My website host (Squarespace) sets only one session cookie to run this site. No further analytics or performance cookies are set. You can find out more about Squarespace's cookie policy here:

Analytics and tracking

I do not use any trackers, social media buttons or analytics services on my website.

TLS encryption

This site uses TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential data. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and when the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar.

If TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to me cannot be read by third parties.

Server log files

I automatically collect and store information that your browser transmits to me in “server log files” on my Squarespace server. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

This data will not be combined with data from other sources.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.


You can sign up for my occasional Newsletter ( to receive updates about my work. I never sign you up automatically. You have to use the sign up form on my website and confirm your subscription with the double-opt in process. To sign up I require and verify your email address and you can provide an optional name.

All subscriber data is collected by my newsletter service TinyLetter (MailChimp). TinyLetter (MailChimp) offers extensive analytics tools to check if newsletters have been opened and links have been clicked. I only use those analytics to check how interesting and relevant our newsletters are for the entire list of subscribers over time. I never use them to analyze individual subscribers.

You can unsubscribe from my newsletter at any time. This can be done by using the unsubscribe link in every newsletter or by sending an email to and I will handle it for you.

TinyLetter (MailChimp) complies with GDRP. You can find our more about their privacy policy on their site:

Questions & Feedback

I try to keep my privacy policy as transparent and easy to understand as possible. Please let me know if I can improve it further or if you have any other questions.


I will constantly check and update this privacy policy if necessary.
Last update: May 31, 2018