I hold some information about those lovely people who choose to sign up to the mailing list (your name and your email address). Therefore, this is a brief summary of everything you need to know about how this information is collected, used and stored. Feel free to peruse it at will, and if you have any further questions, please do get in touch!
Are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin.
First thing’s first: Information, in the following discussion, means one of two things: your name and your email address – and it doesn’t even have to be your real name. I neither collect nor keep any other forms of information about you, personal or otherwise. None of my books are sold directly through this website, nor are any further details required to sign up to my mailing list. This means I don’t have access to any sensitive financial information. If you buy one of my books through my nominated stockists, this information will be held securely by their processing company. They never share this information with me, or with anyone else.
How is information collected through this site?
If you want to sign up for my newsletter, you can do so here.
In order to make things run more smoothly (mostly so you’re recognised by the site if you return to it), Wix use several cookies of the inedible kind, which run through this website. You can find out about what cookies are used, what they do, and how long they store data for, here.
I don’t, presently, used analytical tools like Google Analytics or Facebook Pixel, which track site views and usage. If I ever do start using one of these tools you can be sure I’ll let you know on here.
Who has access to your information?
Just me and the fairies, who I am generally away with. Seriously, though, it’s just me – and I never EVER give anyone’s information to anyone else. Honestly, I rarely even look at it.
How is your information used?
I send out sporadic (at best) newsletters to those discerning few who have signed up to the mailing list. These newsletters either provide details of workshops or talks I might be attending, let people know I have a snazzy new book they should definitely read, or talk about some of the exciting things I’ve been researching as I write.
If you sign up to the mailing list, you will be asked to provide consent for me to send you these things. (You can refuse, I don’t mind – but honestly, what would the point of signing up to the mailing list actually be?).
Generally, they are pretty short, also.
How is your information stored?
Wix hosts all your details (again, just your name and your email address – I’m never going to ask for more than that) on their secure servers.
Your information belongs to you, which is exactly who it should belong to, in my opinion. Therefore, you can ask me at any time the following:
What information do I hold about you?
Where does it live?
Is it secure?
Do I share it with anyone?
Who has access to it?
How do you make cheese?
I will answer these questions free of charge. (Well, I might not know all the ins and outs of the manufacturing process for cheese, but all the others!)
You also have the right, at any time, to ask that your information be deleted, amended or transferred, and to be removed from the mailing list. It won’t change my opinion of you, you lovely things!
So, if you ever change your mind about my having your name and email address, get in touch using this form and I’ll do whatever you need me to do for you to feel comfortable about it*.
*Within reason, relative sanity and the law.
There's a helpful article you can read on the Which? website if you want to find out why you've been bombarded with so many emails.
Last updated: 17th May 2018