City in Translation founder Canan Marasligil finds that transparency is important in the way we use the web, and EU's GDPR is a good opportunity to look at how content is presented and what data this website collect from its visitors.
To comply with GDPR, city in translation has now disabled Analytics Cookies and Activity Log. And we have added a cookie banner to my site.
By default, Squarespace - where this website is hosted - obtains information about our visitors for Squarespace Analytics by using Analytics Cookies. In order to comply with legal requirements, City in Translation has:
- Disabled Activity Log so we don’t collect or see visitors’ IP addresses or other personal data
- Disabled Squarespace Analytics cookies so we don’t place Squarespace Analytics cookies on visitors’ browsers
Does Squarespace need to store data in the EU?
As with existing law, the GDPR requires that certain safeguards be put in place when transferring personal data outside the EU. Squarespace has self-certified to the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield, which allows them to lawfully transfer EU and Swiss personal data to the US, including to our US-based data centers. You can read more about Squarespace’s Privacy Shield certifications here.