Privacy policy

If you’re anything like me, you hate having to read (or write!) things like privacy policies, so I’ll try to keep this short.

I use two services that capture personal data:

WordPress.com

  • WordPress.com uses cookies for various things, including personalising your experience and providing me with Stats. You can read the full details in their Cookie Policy.
  • WordPress.com also provides a subscription feature, which I’ve been using to allow people to follow the blog and receive updates, either by email or in Reader. This feature makes use of your email address if you opted in for email updates.
  • If you’re a sucker for punishment, you can read the full WordPress.com Privacy Policy.

MailerLite

  • Although WordPress.com users can still follow the blog using the subscription feature I’ve mentioned above, MailerLite is now my preferred way of offering email updates. That’s why I only have a MailerLite popup, and a link to a MailerLite landing page, on my site.
  • I collect names and email addresses (via my pop-up form and the link on my Subscribe page) so I can send out a weekly newsletter. At the moment, the newsletter is just a roundup of the week’s blog posts, but in the future, it might include extra content, including mentions of artwork I have for sale, or maybe a course if ever get knowledgeable enough to offer one of those. I think that’ll be a while off though. And I’ll never be a pushy salesman.
  • I use MailerLite to store your information, send out emails, and analyse things like open and click rates, so I can see what you’re interested in and how I can improve the emails. Other than that, I don’t share your information with any other third parties.
  • MailerLite uses a few cookies for their forms and landing pages. You can read about them here.
  • You can read about how and why MailerLite processes the personal data that they store for me.
  • You can opt out of the weekly emails at any time, either by clicking the Unsubscribe link at the bottom of an email or contacting me (using the form on my About page) and asking me to remove you from my mailing list. I’ll do that within 10 days.
  • If I make any changes to the privacy policy, I’ll post about it on the blog, and that post will be included in the next weekly email you receive from me.
  • If you need to review or edit any of the data I keep about you, contact me using the form on my About page. MailerLite has tools that allow me to do that for you.
  • You can read the full MailerLite Privacy Policy here.

On a personal note

I really value you as a reader, and I value your trust. I will never willingly share your personal details with anyone other than the above services. And I’ll always try to use services that place a high value on that trust.

If you got to the bottom of this, well done!

Let me know if you think there are ways I can improve this policy.

Cheers,
Chris.