Your privacy is important and, for that reason, we only collect the bare minimum to maintain this website.
Michael Holiday Books is referred to as "we", "Michael Holiday", "us", and "MH Books." The end-user of michaelholidaybooks.com is referred to as "you", "the user", or "the end-user."
What data is collected?
We collect the following information via a self-hosted Umami Analytics server:
- Page URL— I use this to see how many times a page has been viewed
- HTTP referer— I use this to see how many people are coming from certain websites
- Browser— I use this to see what browsers and browser versions are being used
- Operating system— I use this to see what operating systems are being used
- Device type— I use this to see what kinds of devices are being used (desktop, laptop, mobile)
- Visitor country— I use this to get a general idea of where users are from. This is found using the visitor's IP address, which is only used to find said country and then is discarded. It is never stored in our database or logs.
None of this data can be linked back to you by us.
Why is this data collected and used?
This data allows us to properly fix bugs and issues with the website.
Who processes this data?
The data is processed by the following parties:
- Vercel and their subprocessors: They host this site. As of writing, they do not mention who powers their services.
- Uberspace and their subprocessors: They host the Umami Analytics server. The servers are located in Deutschland.
- Matthew Ronchetto (d.b.a. doamatto): Matthew maintains the analytics server, and, therefore, has access to all data on the server.
- You, the public: You can access all the data collected by this site at any time via the Umami public dashboard.
What if there's a data breach?
In the event of a data breach at Vercel or Uberspace, we cannot do anything to notify users as we do not collect identifiable data.
How long is data stored?
Although Umami goes for an unlimited period of time, we reset the data every year using the German VSITR method (overwritten with three alternating patterns of zeroes and ones, last pass with random data. 7 passes; I'm aware it's overkill).
Where can I find past version of this policy?
You can write to legal [at] michaelholidaybooks.com to get help as swiftly as possible on amedning and fixing this document, as well as get answers to questions regarding this policy.
2021-06-16: Replace Plausible Analytics with Umami. Replace Google Cloud Platform (US) with Uberspace (DE).
2021-05-21: Replace Vercel Analytics with Plausible Analytics.
Last updated on: June 16th, 2021