A lot of data has been collected until now which I never looked at. This website's purpose is not commercial and is an extension of my work as a writer, an artist, a creative working across the EU and beyond. Still, I find that transparency is important in the way we use the web, and EU's GDPR is a good opportunity to look at how I present content and what data I collect from my website's visitors.
To comply with GDPR, I have now disabled Analytics Cookies and Activity Log. And I have added a cookie banner to my site.
By default, Squarespace obtains information about my visitors for Squarespace Analytics by using Analytics Cookies. In order to comply with legal requirements, I have:
- Disabled Activity Log so I don’t collect or see visitors’ IP addresses or other personal data
- Disabled Squarespace Analytics cookies so I don’t place Squarespace Analytics cookies on visitors’ browsers
Does Squarespace need to store data in the EU?
As with existing law, the GDPR requires that certain safeguards be put in place when transferring personal data outside the EU. Squarespace has self-certified to the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield, which allows them to lawfully transfer EU and Swiss personal data to the US, including to our US-based data centers. You can read more about Squarespace’s Privacy Shield certifications here.