Counterspace is a one-woman labour of love — not a corporation or an institution or a media enterprise. There is no advertising on the site, and therefore most of the standard privacy issues that plague the rest of the Internet are of no concern. But here is a privacy policy, to tell you what information my website does receive from you and what happens to it.


Newsletter: If you sign up to receive the Counterspace Newsletter, you provide your name and email address, which are used solely for the delivery of the newsletter to your inbox. I would never share them with any ‘third parties’. You can always unsubscribe any time.

Donations: If you choose to donate to Counterspace — thank you ! — you provide your name, donation amount, and payment card information. The secure financial service provider that handles these transactions (called Patreon) will receive your payment card information, which will only be used to process your donation. (If you support on a monthly basis, you can cancel at any time.)

Communications: If you contact me via email, either by writing to me directly or by replying to the automated email newsletter, I will receive your email address and any other information you choose to provide.


Usage Information: Counterspacelives on the publishing platform WordPress, which includes a statistical analytics feature to help publishers understand how their readers use their websites. This means that anonymised information of the pages Counterspace readers visit and the times of those visits are represented in these statistics. WordPress may add other features to their analytics at any time, which will be available to me as a publisher, though I don’t actually look at these statistics.


I use your information solely to communicate with you if you have opted in to receive the newsletter, to facilitate donations, and to better understand how you use the site in order to improve it. I don’t share your information with any third parties, though it does live — securely — within the external services that deliver the email newsletter (MailChimp) and process donations (Patreon).


Data Transfers: Because Counterspace is based in the United Kingdom, if you visit the website from another country, your data may be transferred to the United Kingdom and other countries that may not have the same data protection laws as the country in which you initially provided information.

Data Security: I do everything I can to make Counterspace and your information as secure as possible. However, this is the Internet — no security measures can be 100% secure for reasons far beyond any one person’s intent and control. I too, along with my entire website and any data related to it, can be on the receiving end of some cyber attack at any given moment. But that’s unavoidable as long as using the internet and unlikely to happen.