Jumping on the GDPR Bandwagon, My Privacy Policy

Writing & Blogging

I have no privacy policy; conversely, I have a 100% privacy policy. I don’t ask for nor collect your email address. I don’t send newsletters. I don’t market. I don’t – I couldn’t – sell your eddress to others. Personally, I loathe newsletters. Say it on your blog or don’t say it. Stay out of my inbox. I might feel differently if I had products to flog. I don’t. No marketing. No monetization. No affiliate links. I write. You read. That is the extent of our exchange.

With a few exceptions.

If you win a book giveaway, I will need your physical address. I do nothing with the address beyond that. If I you were to win again, I’d ask for your address again. I believe there was one book to an EU address, before I realized the price of international postage. She seems cool with it. (Waves hi!)

I have contacted a few people I don’t know IRL about guest posts (Waves hi with two hands!). Since I don’t have email addresses, I find the contact over on your blog, or somewhere on social media. In other words, I use an address that you have publicly displayed. I try to keep such exchanges within the bounds of polite conversation. Again, no marketing.

The Follow-By-Email feature is handled by WordPress. Since I use the simple WordPress.COM rather than the more flexible WordPress.ORG, I have no access to the process. A few times, people have stopped getting email notifications. All I can do it look at a list on my dashboard and say, ‘Yup, your name is still on it.’ I couldn’t get the emails if I wanted to.

This has been my practice to date. I have no plans to change.

Automattic is the owner of WordPress
Privacy policy for users, i.e. me
Privacy policy for visitors of users, i.e. you

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

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