Look, it’s just me. I’m one person – an independent, occasionally opinionated blogger. Currently you shouldn’t be seeing any ads or cookie pop-up banners, though that is subject to change (much like this privacy notice).
If you comment on my website you will be asked for a name (any name, I think…doesn’t have to be yours!) and an email address. Maybe a website link if you so choose. If you choose to follow The Well-Informed Namer for updates, it only asks for an email address. You can unsubscribe at any time, or request I remove said email address by messaging me at email@example.com. I will not share the information you provide me/my site without permission; that said, commenting on my site is a form of granting permission. If you want your personal info removed, feel free to send me an email.
This site is powered by WordPress.com, which (along with their service Jetpack) does collect what countries visitors are reading the site from, tells me how many visits I’m getting, which posts are being read, and once in a blue moon it will even let me know a search term. They even take care of site security, so if anything ever goes wonky and there’s a breach (which there shouldn’t be), you know who to blame. I also use the Google Search Console to keep an eye on how the site is doing, ensure posts are indexed, and glance at search terms. I don’t *think* GSC counts as selling information to a third party; I’m certainly not making any money off this.
I primarily base my writing off of publicly available data from the Social Security Administration. This includes first names, gender, popularity rank, number of uses, birth year, state, and whatever else the SSA deems is acceptable for public release. They publish name usage down to 5 uses in a given year for babies assigned either male or female (but not combined, if there’s 2 of one and 3 of another, for example), an amount we may consider as “impersonal info.”
I note when I use sources other than the SSA.
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org.