Privacy Policy

Introduction

The administrators of this site are dedicated to privacy of its users and have provided the policy below to describe the type of information collected and how it might be used.

By visiting selfh.st, you are accepting the practices described in this policy, including the use of functional cookies and analytics used to gather technical information about users visiting the site.

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Tl;dr – selfh.st deploys the self-hosted analytics software Umami to track visitor statistics, Lime Survey to conduct user surveys and polls, Ghost to collect user information (e-mail addresses, names) and track post analytics, and Mailgun for bulk e-mail delivery to send newsletters and account notifications (configured via Ghost).

The statistics and information we gather about our visitors are never shared with external parties or used for targeted advertising of any kind.

Collecting and Using Your Personal Data

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using the site, users may be asked to provide certain personally identifiable information that can be used for contact identification. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Full Name
  • Email address
  • Usage Data

Usage Data

Usage data is collected automatically when using the service.

Usage data may include information such as a device's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the webpages visited, the time and date of the visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data. IP addresses collected for the purposes of survey tracking are anonymized unless otherwise stated.

Tracking Technologies and Cookies

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on selfh.st and store certain information. Tracking technologies used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze the site. The technologies used may include:

  • Cookies or Browser Cookies. A cookie is a small file placed on a device. A user can instruct their browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.
  • Web Beacons. Certain aspects of the site and emails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit the administrators, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of a certain section and verifying system and server integrity).

Cookies can be "Persistent" or "Session" Cookies. Persistent cookies remain on a user's personal computer or mobile device when offline, while session cookies are deleted when the browser is closed.

We use both session and persistent cookies for the purposes set out below:

Necessary / Essential Cookies

Type: Session Cookies

Administered by: selfh.st

Purpose: These cookies are essential to provide users with services available through the site and to enable some of its features. They help to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts.

Functionality Cookies

Type: Persistent Cookies

Administered by: selfh.st

Purpose: These cookies allow the site to remember choices users make when using the Website, such as remembering your login details or language preference. They also allow survey software to track users that have already submitted responses. The purpose of these cookies is to provide users with a more personal experience and to avoid having to re-enter your preferences upon each visit.

Use of Your Personal Data

The site may use personal data for the following purposes:

  • To manage user accounts
  • To contact users
  • To manage user requests
  • To publish survey results when allowed

selfh.st does not share sensitive user data with any external parties unless otherwise stated.

Contact Us

If there are any questions about this Privacy Policy, feel free to contact us.

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This policy was last updated on December 1, 2023.