Privacy Notice

The contents of this privacy notice reflect my best efforts to identify potential privacy harms that may ensue from the use of this site, limited by the reduced extent of my knowledge about how Hugo implements some of the functionalities below. Please let me know if anything here is amiss.

The current policy of this version is adapted from Ross Gayler’s privacy policy, which is licensed under CC-BY 4.0.

Site cookies (or the lack thereof)

This site is built on Hugo, a static website generator. It relies on CDNJS for some Javascript functionalities. Therefore, this site is cookie-free, except to the extent that it has been integrated with other platforms, as noted below.

Collection of your personal information

The only point in which this site requires you to identify yourself is the contact form made available. Data added to that form will be sent to the Netlify Forms1 service before reaching me. I have disabled Google Analytics on this site as of August 21, 2020. Before that, this tool collected information that is, in principle, non-identifying of an user, such as browser type and operating system. That information, when it was collected, was not used — at least by me — to deanonymise users or to visualise anything other than aggregate reports. However, I have decided to disable this integration in order to simplify my website maintenance, as I did not consult GA data anyway.

This information is collected via cookies. Most web browsers allow you to control handling of cookies. To the best of my knowledge, you can disable all cookies for this website without in any way reducing the functionality for you.

I have set the Hugo GDPR options so that the “Do Not Track” request, despite its practical uselessness, is respected.

For pages that embed Twitter content, I have enabled DNT, which, according to the Hugo GDPR options, should mean that “the tweet and its embedded page on your site are not used for purposes that include personalized suggestions and personalized ads.”.

For YouTube embedding, I have enabled the privacy-enhancing mode, which should mean that “YouTube won’t store information about visitors on your website unless the user plays the embedded video.”

Sharing of your personal information

From this site, I only collect contact information, which shall not be shared without the consent of the sender or any other legal basis.

Twitter2 and YouTube3 might collect some information about you, if you use their embedded content.


  1. For Netlify’s GDPR compliance, see their hotsite. ↩︎

  2. See the Twitter privacy page. ↩︎

  3. See the YouTube privacy page. ↩︎