Privacy Policy

At Anime Feminist we gather a very small amount of data, mostly through third party services, most of which we never personally see.

We use cookies, meaning when you visit our site your computer or phone downloads a small data file. This enables the site to recognise your device and remember your activities and preferences when you come back. For example, our site may remember you clicked on a particular link last time you visited and display it a different colour so you know.

Here is a little more detail on the types of data we gather and how it is used:

  1. Our site is on, which is owned by Automattic. They collect some information like site usage automatically – read more details in their privacy policy.
  2. We use Google Analytics as a way to measure how well our site is performing, which parts are most popular, which countries we’re getting most attention from, and so on. This information cannot be used to identify people – Google explains more in its Analytics privacy policy.
  3. If you comment on the site, you will need to register with Disqus using an email address. Disqus gives more information on how they keep your data on their website.
  4. If you contact us, we need you to provide an email address. We use a tool called Contact Form 7, which explains more in the privacy policy on its site.
  5. We receive the contents of the form along with your email address in our inboxes, hosted by Fastmail. Read more in Fastmail’s privacy policy.
  6. You can choose to subscribe to our site, receiving an email notification when we put up a new post. For this information, a tool called Jetpack will collect your email address. Jetpack explains in detail on its own site how it protects your privacy.
  7. If you become a patron (thank you so much!) you will need to open an account with Patreon. This will involve giving your email address to Patreon, and payment details to their payment processing partners PayPal or Stripe.

While we are aiming to be compliant with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), privacy is an ethical question more than a legal one for us. As such, our approach to privacy is the same as our approach to any other ethical concern: we respect an individual’s rights and requests, and will work in good faith to ensure that those who use our site can do so comfortably.

We would like to exercise best practice, and welcome any suggestions from our community on ways to improve in this area.

If you have any suggestions, questions or concerns about your privacy, please email Amelia Cook, the Data Protection Officer for Anime Feminist, at [email protected]