I take data protection seriously. Before Minafi, I’ve worked as a developer on a number of secure systems – credit card processing, PCI Compliance, GDPR compliance and more. I take the idea of knowing exactly where your data is going and making it clear important. With that in mind, here’s a list of exactly where your data is going and what’s being tracked here on Minafi.
Where Your Information Goes
If you comment on a post your email will be stored on Minafi’s servers and on WordPress’s servers via the Jetpack plugin.
If you sign up for my mailing list, your email will be stored on Drip’s server. If you use the interactive guide and link it to your email, I’ll also store an identifier which allows linking this data with your interactive guide data. If you unsubscribe from the email list, that connection is deleted.
If you fill out an interactive post and don’t opt out, your anonymized data will be stored on Googles Firebase server. No emails are stored here.
If you would like your data to be completely removed from all servers, I can do that manually for you. Just fill out my contact form with “Data Removal Request” and I’ll get back to you. If you would just like to unsubscribe from the email list, you can do that from the footer of any email.
Where Your Information is Tracked
I try to keep Minafi loading fast, so there are not many external plugins running. The few that are running include:
- The Facebook Pixel, which allows targeting on Facebook.
- Google Adsense, which is an ad network
- Google Analytics, which I use to track general information about visitors.
Why is it Being Collected?
Emails are collected to continue communicating with you awesome people.
The Facebook Pixel is tracking to (someday) be able to try selling products to people who visited Minafi, or people who are similar according to Facebook. The idea is that if you’re interested in Minafi, investing, financial independence and other cool things like that, then people like you on Facebook will also be.
For Google Analytics, there’s no identifiable data at a personal level (no IP address), so I’m mostly curious on what brings people to Minafi and what they do here. That helps me figure out what I should write more about.
Who will it be shared with?
Emails won’t be shared with anyone. Let’s get that out of the way first.
Anonymized calculator data may be rolled up into similar results and shared in the form of blog posts, research articles, papers and other documentation. In all cases, these will be combined into groups (ex: avg salary by age) as opposed to releasing individual data. In all cases, it wouldn’t be relatable back to a person or an email address as those are stored in different systems and it’s pain even for me to look those up.
If you have any questions about your data, please let me know!