Privacy Policy

Thank you for using andymcaleese.com (”we”, “us” or “our”). On this site I share information about my experiences with mental health and other aspects of my life. As part of this, it is andymcaleese.com's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect from you on our website.

This privacy notice describes how we might use your information if you:

  • Visit our website at https://www.andymcaleese.com (“Website”) or
  • Engage with us in other related ways, including signing up for our newsletter and updates.

The purpose of this privacy notice is to explain what information we collect, how we use it, and what rights you have in relation to it.

What information do we collect?

We collect personal information that you choose to provide to us when you register on the Website.

We only ask for personal information when we truly need it to provide a service to you and includes the following collected by Us or through third parties:

  • your email address;
  • cookies;
  • usage data.

The cookies collected are technical and anonymous statistical cookies.

We use Ghost for hosting this website and providing newsletter services and you can read more about their privacy policy here (Ghost privacy policy).

We want to process as little personal information as possible when you use our website. That's why we've chosen Fathom Analytics for our website analytics, doesn't use cookies and complies with the GDPR, ePrivacy (including PECR), COPPA and CCPA. Using this privacy-friendly website analytics software, your IP address is only briefly processed, and we (running this website) have no way of identifying you. As per the CCPA, your personal information is de-identified. You can read more about this on Fathom Analytics' website.

We only collect the information you provide directly to us voluntarily. For example, we collect information when you create an account, subscribe, participate in any interactive features of our services, fill out a form, request customer support or otherwise communicate with us. The types of information we may collect include your name, email address and other contact or identifying information you choose to provide. We don't collect any credit card information as this is handled by Stripe (see below).

Some of the links on this Website may be affiliate links. I only recommend products that I’ve personally used before and found value in.

Some pages include embedded Youtube videos and other external links, which may use cookies and other tracking data when clicked on. Please refer to Youtube’s privacy policy.

How do we use your information?

We use personal information collected via our Website for the purposes described below.

  • To enable us to send the newsletter and other Website updates as you request by signing up for updates;
  • To send administrative information to you, such as providing information about new features or products or changes in our terms, conditions and policies;

Third-party websites

Our Website may link to external sites that are not affiliated with us. We cannot guarantee the safety and privacy of data you provide to any third parties. Any data collected by third parties is not covered by this privacy notice. We are not responsible for the content or privacy of any third parties, including other websites, services or applications that may be linked to or from the Website. You should review the policies of such third parties and contact them directly.

Payments

We may provide paid products and/or services within the service. In that case, we use third-party services for payment processing (e.g. payment processors).
We will not store or collect your payment card details. That information is provided directly to our third-party payment processors whose use of your personal information is governed by their Privacy Policy. These payment processors adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of payment information. The payment processor we work with is Stripe. Their Privacy Policy can be viewed at https://stripe.com/privacy

Contacting us

If you have questions about this privacy policy or would like to be removed from our mailing list then please contact us at [email protected]