Your privacy is an important issue and I want to be entirely clear about how you can expect any data to be treated.
Using the Contact Form
In an attempt to filter spam and other spurious messages sent to me through the contact form, I use Mollom, an email filtering service which will analyze your IP address, email address, and the content of the message in order to determine whether the message is likely to be spam.
Any message determined to be spam will be deleted and any message determined to not be spam will be forwarded to me. If the algorithm cannot determine whether the message is spam or not, you will be asked to complete a captcha in order to prove that the message is being sent from a real human being.
How to Make a Noise
As part of the process for obtaining the free version of How to Make a Noise, an email is sent with the download link.
Your email address will be used to send you the link to download How to Make a Noise and to let you know if updates are available or if there are any other changes in connection with the book. If you want to receive general email messages, you should join my mailing list. You details are held by me and will remain confidential. They will not be passed to anyone else.
If you want your details removed from this list, please send a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "unsubscribe" and your details will be removed immediately. Please ensure that you send the email from the address you want removed from the list.
If you join my mailing list, your contact details will be held so that I can tell you about my books and other projects. Your details will remain confidential and will not be shared with any other party (in particular, they will not be shared with any of my publishers or business partners, and they will not be sold).
You may remove your details from my mailing list at any time by using the unsubscribe form. When you unsubscribe, your details will be immediately and permanently removed from the mailing list.
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Privacy beyond this Website
If you follow me, friend me, or similar through one of the social networks outside of this website, or interact with me through any public forum, then clearly that interaction and any communications through that channel may be public, and will be subject to the terms of that service.