Who I am

My website address is: https://www.tessabrinckman.com.

What personal data I collect and why

Blog Post Comments

Comments on blog posts (Journal) are disabled on this site, so I never collect personal data via comments.

Contact forms

When you fill out the contact form (located in the footer of all pages of this site), your name and email address will be sent to me, for the sole purpose of communicating with you.  These may be stored in my address book indefinitely unless you specifically request of me to remove them.  Your information is not stored on the web server for this site.  I will never share your contact information with any person or entity.

Email Newsletter subscriptions

When you voluntarily subscribe to my newsletter, your name and email address are stored in my newsletter service provider’s list, which is MailChimp.  Your name and email address are kept solely for the purpose of communicating with you.  When you subscribe, you’ll automatically receive an email to confirm your email address and to confirm that you want to subscribe.  That email, along with every newsletter I send, will have an opt-out/unsubscribe link, so you can manage your preferences and the data you share with me yourself.

Who we share your data with

I don’t share your data with any person or entity, ever.

How long we retain your data

When you send me a message via the contact form, your name and email address may be stored indefinitely in my address book.  If you subscribe to my MailChimp newsletter, your data is retained until or unless you unsubscribe or modify your data, which you can do via links contained with each newsletter I send.

What rights you have over your data

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