We are committed to integrity in every aspect of Tuna, and just like cats, privacy and security are important to us.
We only collect the information you knowingly share with us.
We don’t collect any personally identifiable information automatically. You can browse the site as long as you like, as many times as you like, and we’ll never know you were here.
We do use Google Analytics to gather “aggregate” information—things like, how many visitors came to the site today? Which pages did they view? How long did they stay? How did they find the site? This helps us understand how people interact with the site, and where we can improve. Google Analytics is very helpful to us in terms of knowing how to reach grieving pet parents. However, you have the option to opt out of having even this anonymous information shared by using the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser for Chrome, which you’ll find here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout (this assumes you’re using Chrome. This article has more information about opting out of Google Analytics on other browsers: http://geekthis.net/post/block-google-analytics/
Newsletter (Mailing List)
If you sign up for our mailing list via the Tuna website or MailChimp, we ask for your name and email address. We don’t really need your name, but the subscription forms require it. Certain forms also include the question, “What country are you from?” or a “Country” field. Originally this question was intended to try to impress publishers with Tuna’s global appeal. More recently, it’s become relevant in light of GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulation), which protects individuals in the UK and EU.
We don’t save any data (including email addresses) locally—not on our computers, and not on the Tuna website server. We use MailChimp, an email marketing service provider whose entire business revolves around keeping mailing lists secure.
When you subscribe, your information is stored on MailChimp’s servers. The only people who have access to the email addresses on our mailing list are those who have access to our MailChimp account (at the moment, only Sarah and our technical support person). MailChimp employees may occasionally access the account in order to troubleshoot any problems we’re having (for example, when people are having trouble completing their sign-up process.)
You are under no obligation to subscribe to our mailing list (though we’d love it if you did—again, like cats, we love the attention), but if you don’t sign up, we’re limited in how we can let you know about the book’s progress. Plus, you’ll miss out on some of Sarah’s writing and Francis’s drawings.
We do not knowingly share your information with any other organization or website, including Facebook (however, Facebook may have its own way of knowing that you’ve visited our site—that’s beyond our control.)
You are always free to unsubscribe from our mailing list. In the footer (at the bottom) of each newsletter, there’s a link to Unsubscribe.
We may (or may not) share your information with our future publisher, in order to provide you with information about P.S. I Love You More Than Tuna. It’s more likely that we’ll send out a newsletter with exciting information! (Publishers have way too much else to do.) Other than that, we will never share your information with anyone.
Contact Us or Individual Email
If you send an email using the Contact Us form, or via @morethantuna.com email, we will (of course) have your name and email address, as well as any information that you share in that form or email. We will not share that information with anyone else, nor will we add you to the mailing list unless you have specifically requested that we do so. We will use your email address solely to respond to your email.
morethantuna.com is managed by Sarah, and we have a technical support person who updates the theme (Divi) and plugins on a monthly basis. In addition, we use plug-ins and scanners to protect the website from hackers. The site runs on WordPress, and WP folks are pretty fierce about protecting their territory and keeping it secure—just like cats! Plus, we paid the extra fee to make sure our hosting provider uses SSL (Secure Socket Layer) technology–that nifty green lock in the URL bar. Security plugins do scan visitors’ IP addresses to make sure nobody visiting the site is from an IP address known to be malicious (this is called checking against a blacklist).
Changes to this Policy
Please check this page periodically for changes. By continuing to use morethantuna.com after May 24, 2018, you consent to the terms of this policy. We thank mew very much!