Yay, it's a privacy policy!

The "good parts" version

  • If you sign up to our mailing list, we will send your email address to MailChimp.com. (That's the service we use to run our mailing list.)
  • If you email us, we will collect your email address only so that we can reply to you.
  • If you purchase digital content from us, this will be processed through our membership platform, Memberstack.
  • We use cookies to make the website work properly.
  • To help us identify and fix problems with the website, we use website analytics packages. These provide us with aggregate statistics on website usage.
  • If you ever want us to remove any personally information we might have from you, please let us know. We don't collect much, but we're happy to delete what we do have!

The long version

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.thefablecottage.com

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Contact forms

If you contact our website through our online contact form, or by emailing us, we will collect your name and email address for the purpose of replying to your query.

We will not add you to any mailing list, or use your information for any other purpose without your explicit consent.

Mailing list subscriptions

If you sign up for our email newsletter, we will collect your email address so that we can send you the newsletter. We may also ask you about your interests (e.g., which languages you're interested in) so that we can send you news about topics you're interested in.

Aside from your email address (which is necessary for sending an email newsletter) all other information you provide us is optional.

Registration data

If you create an account on this website, we will collect your email address, and the password you choose. This is what you will use to log into the website.

Website usage information

When you visit this website, we may also automatically collect certain information from your device. (Specifically, we use Google Analytics to monitor website usage and traffic sources, and our web server also records access information.)

The data that is collected may include your location, language, device type, browser ID and browsing information. This information is used to monitor website performance and usage.

While these services do not tie this information to your personal details, this may still be considered personal information under applicable data protection laws.

Who we share your data with

If you elect to join our mailing list, we will share your email address with our email automation provider, MailChimp.com.

You may unsubscribe from this service using the "unsubscribe" links at the bottom of our emails, or by emailing us. Unsubscribing does not affect your ability to use our website.

How long we retain your data

If you register on our website, we store the personal information you provide in your user profile. We will retain it for the duration of your membership.

MailChimp will retain your email address information until such point as you unsubscribe.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us.

You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

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