Privacy Policy

What follows is a declaration of privacy expectations users may hold when they visit my site. If I make changes to it, I will announce those changes in a post describing what they are and when they are effective.

  • This website embeds no ads of any kind.
  • This website embeds no third-party trackers or third-party analytics tools whatsoever.
    • I have access to server request logs, but these are not shared with any third party for analysis. I run an extra plugin for security which tracks visits in the database for the website, but these are, again, stored locally, and no one has access to these.
  • This website does load software in the user agent (your browser) which serves any purpose beyond displaying the website and its assets—meaning it does not use your browser to mine cryptocurrency, for example.
  • This website is self-hosted on a virtual server to which I personally and solely have root access, not hosted on any third-party provider, such as WordPress.com.
  • This website uses TLS encryption and authentication (provided by Let’s Encrypt), and all requests not using TLS are forced to redirect to TLS.
    • This means anyone attempting to visit any page starting with “http://emily.st/” will end up at the corresponding page starting with “https://emily.st/“. That initial HTTP request is unencrypted, so anyone between you and my server can see what content was requested (such as your ISP). However, my server will not return any content and instead send you to the HTTPS version.
  • This website does not allow anyone except for me to add content, such as via comments or uploaded images.
  • This website does not hot-link images or videos from other sites.
  • This website does not use fonts or icons from third-party servers which could be used to track users.
  • This website is not affiliated with any third party financially, technically, or legally, beyond being hosted on a DigitalOcean VPS.