My policy is pretty simple. I hope it's adequate.
If you trust me with your email address, you will receive my newsletter*. This includes several welcome emails followed by occasional newsletters letting you know about upcoming releases, sales, giveaways, events, reading recommendations, and other relevant news. I will have access only to the information you provide on sign-up (your name and email address). As I don't sell anything on this site, I have no access to and do not store your physical/mailing address or payment information.
You are free to unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link at the bottom of newsletter emails.
I will never trade or sell your personal information, and any that I request in the future will be to ensure you're getting the information that's relevant to your interests.
If I ever figure out what the heck a Facebook pixel is and actually start advertising my books, there's a chance I'll end up incidentally tracking some of your personal information that way. It's not likely that I'll ever manage to use it in any kind of effective manner, but there you go. If Facebook tracks it (or Amazon... I might even get around to advertising with them some day!), I might have access to it. I'm not going to use it for anything except getting my ads in front of people who might want to see them, but I thought you should know.
In short, I will treat your personal information as I would want mine to be treated, and I will do my best to comply privacy and anti-spam laws including GDPR (and anything else that pops up in the future to send everyone into a panic over how the heck we're supposed to comply with them without losing our minds or our entire mailing list). You may therefore be asked from time to time to update your preferences as a subscriber. I know, it's a pain, but I'll try to make it worth your while with interesting newsletters that will be rewarding when you do open them. Side note: I currently use Mailchimp as my email/newsletter service, and they say they're GDPR-compliant. I doubt that covers my ass, but there you go.
Also, Mailchimp tracks whether you're opening emails, and I can see that information. I swear, it's not hurting my feelings if you don't. But if you're only reading the headlines or if they're all going to your spam folder, I might check in with you to see whether you're still interested. I know. That's as creepy as Netflix asking whether you're STILL watching Santa Clarita Diet**. But that's about as stalkery as I get.
Questions? Please feel free to contact me at tanith.frost (at) gmail.com
*Or at least, I'll send it to you. Whether said newsletter ends up in your inbox or your junk folder will depend on the whims of fate and your particular email service. Adding my email address to your contacts and marking any emails sent to the spam oubliette "not spam" or "not junk" will greatly increase the odds of you getting future messages. But you do you.
**Stop judging me, Netflix. Drew Barrymore is delightful.