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Privacy is important to me, so I take your privacy seriously as well. Why the huge notice?  There’s a new law called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that takes effect on May 25, 2018 and offers privacy protections for all European Union citizens. Since I don’t know where you are from, I have to treat you all the same.  Besides, everyone deserves privacy!

  • I will never give or sell your data to anyone else. I hate it when that’s done to me, and I will never do it to one of my delightful readers!

  • If you ever feel uncomfortable with the way I’m using your data, please tell me. I never want you to feel uncomfortable.


When leaving a comment on this website, you will be asked for

  • your name, which will be used to identify you within the discussion, but is optional

  • your email, which helps prevent spam as well as allowing you to use services like Gravatar to show your photo next to the comment.

This information will be stored in my webhost’s database in order to keep your comment on display. I will never share the information you provide when posting a comment, nor will I use it to contact you. You have the right to request that I remove this information from my webhost’s database and delete the comment; if you would like to make such a request, please contact me.

Email communications

When you sign up to my newsletter,

  • You are only getting my newsletter. I will not be sending anything else to you.

  • I will ask your name, so I know what to call you. It’s optional.

  • I will ask your email, so I know where to send the newsletters.

  • I use Mailer Octopus to send out my newsletter, and your details are stored by Mailer Octopus. They are “GDPR Compliant” as well, which means they only store the minimum data they need to send my emails, and they will not contact you themselves. You may contact them at any time to have your name removed.

I use analytics that let me track the number and type of clicks in each email. It is possible that this may be protected data (there are still uncertain areas of this regulation), and I promise to you no matter if it is or not, that I will only use the information in the aggregate.

NOT THIS “Wow! Shelly from didn’t click anything!”

BUT THIS “Only 127 people out of 5,000 clicked this link. I wonder how I could make this more attractive to my readers?”


You can unsubscribe from my newsletter at any time by clicking the Unsubscribe link in any of the emails I’ve sent you. Unsubscribe means I will remove you from my mailing list.  Mailer Octopus may still have you in their records as a past subscriber. Neither Mailer Octopus nor I will contact you again. If you wish to be completely erased from all databases, please contact me.

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