However, since I haven’t the faintest idea how to interpret legal jargon, I will tell you what I personally do with any e-mail addresses that I receive from readers of this website.
First of all, you are not required to give me your e-mail address in order to post comments. Comments may be made anonymously and as long as I consider the content of the comments appropriate and respectful, I will post your comments on my site.
I do ask for your e-mail address if you would like personal feedback or a personal reply from me (only logical), if you would like to subscribe to an e-zine or any other offer which I may offer in the future or if you will be ordering a psychic reading from me or any other service which I may offer in the future.
So what do I do with e-mail addresses from readers?
Well, firstly, I will NOT be storing your e-mail addresses in my computer. So your e-mail address will be safe even if I ever get viruses or hackers in my computer (which we all fervently hope will never happen). Your e-mail address will be safe even if uninvited houseguests grab a hold of my computer and start browsing its contents without my permission.
I WILL be keeping e-mail addresses from readers in the on-line mail service provided by my webhost, SBI. So I suppose it depends on how much you trust in my webhost to be secure and hacker-free. I obviously trust in it enormously, I understand it to be the only webhost I know of that has never been hacked and that most certainly makes its best efforts to try to ensure that it will never be hacked, either.
My webhost also automatically manages e-zines, automatic replies, vacation responses and mail-outs for me, so I need never look at the individual e-mails of people who subscribe to my publications or offers or who ask for automatic responses from me.
I do, obviously, look at the e-mail addresses of people to whom I respond personally, but once again, I will not store your addresses in my computer. Your address will remain securely in my webhost mail service, which is what I will be using to reply to you.
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