Privacy Policy

At heymattia, I am committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of my visitors to my website and subscribers to my newsletter. Here you’ll find information on how I treat data that I collect from visitors to my website when someone subscribes to my newsletter or submits a contact form.

General information collection and use

heymattia collects information that personally identifies you in some circumstances, for example when you use my contact form or subscribe to my newsletter so that I can communicate with you by email. The types of the personal information I collect include name, contact details, and information submitted in forms.

Website usage information

When someone visits, I use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns. I do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. I do not make and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting my website.

My site uses cookies dropped by me or third parties for a variety of purposes including to operate and personalize the website. Also, cookies may also be used to track how you use the site to target ads to you on other websites.

Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to your computer’s hard disk for record-keeping purposes. Most web browsers are set to accept cookies. heymattia uses cookies to make your use of my website and services as convenient as possible. Cookies are useful to estimate my number of visitors and to determine overall traffic patterns through my website.

If you do not wish to receive any cookies you may set your browser to refuse cookies.

Cookies being used on my website

Source: Google Analytics
Purpose: Track information about how users use my website, number of visitors, what links they used to get to the site, and what pages they visit. I use this information to improve the user experience on my website. The cookies make sure all information remains anonymous.
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Source: Hotjar
Purpose: Track information about how users interact with my website. I use this information to improve the user experience on my website. The cookies make sure all information remains anonymous.
Cookies from Google: _hjClosedSurveyInvites, _hjDonePolls, _hjMinimizedPolls, _hjDoneTestersWidgets, _hjMinimizedTestersWidgets, _hjIncludedInSample, _hjShownFeedbackMessage. Read more about these and how they work at Hotjar.

Mailing lists

As part of the registration process for my newsletter, I collect personal information. I use that information for a couple of reasons: to tell you about stuff you’ve asked me to tell you about; to contact you if I need to obtain or provide additional information; to check my records are right and to check every now and then that you’re happy and satisfied. I don’t rent or trade email lists with other organizations and businesses.

I use a third-party provider, Mailchimp, to deliver my newsletter. I gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry-standard technologies to help me monitor and improve my e-newsletter. For more information, please see Mailchimp’s Privacy Policy. You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of my emails. Unsubscribe requests are fulfilled within minutes and no further communications will be sent to users who have stated that they do not wish to receive the specified information.

Contact forms

When you submit a contact form I store this information in my database. This information will be stored as long as I find it relevant to improve customer service, but I strive not to keep your records for longer than necessary.

Consent to communicate

heymattia is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy, and I’ll only use your personal information to administer your account and to provide the products and services you requested from me. From time to time, I would like to contact you about my products and services, as well as other content that may be of interest to you. You will be asked to consent to this in my contact forms.

Consent to process data

In order to provide you the content you request, I need to store and process your personal data. You will be asked to consent to this in my contact forms.

Access to your personal information

You are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that I hold. Email your request to

In the case of access and correction requests, please provide as much detail as you can about the particular information you seek, in order to help me locate it. I will comply with your request within 30 days.

Policy Modifications

I keep my privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on April 19, 2020.