I use Jetpack to understand where visitors come from and what they find interesting or useful.

Jetpack shows:

  • numbers of visitors viewing the site
  • country of those viewers

I don’t use Google Analytics, and Jetpack complies with the EU GDPR.

I use FeedBlitz for RSS feeds and to provide email updates. If you subscribe to email via FeedBlitz, I can view the email address you provide. I won’t provide that email address to anyone else without your permission, or unless I’m compelled to do so by law.

You can read FeedBlitz’s Privacy Policy here.

If you subscribe to email updates, you must verify your email address to prevent spam. The Spam Act 2003 (Cth) requires that you mustn’t receive commercial electronic messages unless:

  • you consent to it;
  • the sender provides identifying information in email; and
  • you can unsubscribe.

I reckon the emails you get from this blog aren’t commercial, but in any event, the FeedBlitz service meets those three requirements.

The Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) provides protections for any personal information you provide to me, set out in the Australian Privacy Principles apply to protect that information.

The only information I receive from you which might be personal information is your email address from FeedBlitz if you sign up for email updates.

I don’t think the Australian Privacy Principles apply to a blog mailing list, but I recommend you use an RSS reader so you don’t need to give out any information.

I won’t collect any other information about you, but information about your online activity might be collected by third parties.