Information about you
Why we collect your information
The information you provide to Minimalism Life is used in different ways depending on your interactions with the website. Visitors may sign up to Minimalism Life mailing lists, or subscribe to our Inside Minimalism series. In these instances, the information you provide allows us to contact you about Minimalism Life updates and new published content. Further details of why we collect information in forms is included next to each form on this site.
In most cases, personally identifying information is stored on Minimalism Life servers within the UK. However, we do use third-party companies to enhance the quality, service and functionality of certain web services available to visitors. We use:
- Substack: an email communications system
Why we use information about you
Each form will indicate on which legal basis your information is being processed, be it consent or contract.
Legal basis: consent
Minimalism Life principally uses your information under the legal basis of consent. When you enter your information in a form, we specify the purpose and future use of this information. By submitting information to a form, you consent for your details to be used according to the purposes stated above each form. An example of this is: requesting to be added to a mailing list (which will be used to send you newsletters and information).
As this information is provided on the basis of consent, you are free to withdraw your consent for such use of your information at any time.
Legal basis: contract
Minimalism Life also may process your information under the legal basis of contract, whereby the processing is necessary for a contract you have with us, or because you have asked us to take specific steps before entering into a contract. Subscribing to our premium membership typically falls into this category wherein you supply your information because you wish to access a particular service.
Sharing personal data
As noted above, Minimalism Life (depending on the form) may disclose information to the following companies: Substack. This will be indicated alongside the form you use to submit your information.
Retention of personal data
The length of time for which we hold your data is dependent on the purpose for which the information was supplied.
Details supplied for the purposes of subscribing to our premium membership or subscribing to our newsletter will be retained until you choose to unsubscribe from the service.
Automated processing and profiling
Minimalism Life does not use profiling or automated decision-making processes.
Like many other websites, Minimalism Life makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, types of browsers, Internet Service Providers (ISP), date/time stamps, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks—this information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movements around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information, are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
Cookies and web beacons
If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.
Everything written on this site, unless otherwise indicated, is property of Minimalism Life. Feel free to take pieces of our work and replicate it online or in print, but please link back to minimalism.com.
Many of the photographs on this site have been created by the Minimalism Life team. All other photos have been purchased for use as stock photography, or they are being used under the Creative Commons license. Any use of copyrighted photos is unintentional. If you believe a mistake has occurred and you own the copyright to any of the photos used on this site, please let us know and we will happily remove the questionable photo immediately or credit the photographer accordingly with permission.
Contributors are not a licensed attorneys, therapists, psychologists, or psychiatrists: their services are based solely on their personal life experiences, and any guidance or advice dispensed should be treated strictly as subjective opinions—not facts, objective truths, or legal advice.
Persons considering changing their diet or exercise regimens should first consult a physician.
Terms of service
For general terms related to subscribing to our premium membership service—Inside Minimalism—please refer to Substack's Terms of Service.
We offer email letters for free as well as for a subscription fee, the price of which is at our discretion. We may change the prices at our sole discretion through our Substack account (provided no price changes shall apply retroactively). All prices will be set in U.S. Dollars, and any payments End Users makes to Minimalism Life or Minimalism Life makes to Substack will be made in U.S. Dollars.
We will use a third party payment processing company (“Third Party Payment Processor”) as determined by Substack to process payment information from End Users.
End Users will have 30 calendar days from the date of purchase to request a refund on our premium (Inside Minimalism) subscription plan.
If you would like to request a refund, please contact us.