Because I’m a basically-pretty-nice human being I think it’s important to respect your privacy and not use your data in annoying ways. Hurrah. So here’s the low-down…
How I get your data
I’ve only got your personal data if you’ve contacted me first – so if you’ve emailed me about working together or if you’ve signed up to my regular emails.
What data I collect
I don’t ask for or hold any data on people beyond their own name, company name and email address. If you give me any other information (like your favourite Spice Girl or whether you agree with my view that a bacon sandwich is the best thing in the world) that’s fine and believe me I’m always tickled to hear about those kinds of things – but it’s your own choice to share that extra data and I don’t store it anywhere.
Where I keep your data
Only two places – in Mailchimp (my regular email service) and inside my own personal email client.
Both are secure and password protected, and accessed only by me and one other lovely person who helps me create and send my regular emails – and she’s signed an agreement that says she won’t take any of your data from Mailchimp or use it in any way apart from to send you my regular emails.
What I do with your data
Not much to be honest, except use it to say hi to you! I never sell data, and won’t ever pass it on to any other people or organisations unless I’ve asked you first – like if I’m helping to connect you with another cool person I’ve worked with, for example. And I’ll delete your data any time you ask – which you can do either by unsubscribing from my regular emails (the ‘unsubscribe’ link is always at the bottom) or by emailing me personally on firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m no cookie monster
Cookies are small text files that are stored in your browser and are used by most websites to help personalise your web experience, and the only cookies my website uses are Google Analytics. It helps me see how people are generally using my site – like which pages people spend the most time on and how they’ve found me. It’s quite useful.
But it doesn’t record any personally identifiable information, so I can’t tell how you specifically are using my site. And I don’t track people’s movements once they’ve left bethanyjoy.org
Hopefully that all reassures you that I’m not a dodgy data dealer – but if you’ve got any more questions feel free to ask away at email@example.com