Privacy Policy



This privacy policy sets out how uses and protects any information that you give when you use this website. is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should I ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.This policy is effective from July 14, 2022.

What I Collect

I may collect the following information:

•   email address

•   other information relevant to newsletters, surveys, and/or book giveaways

•   website traffic information through cookies from Google Analytics

Newsletters, Surveys & Contests

Since this is a newsletter site, I will use your information to send out periodic posts.

From time to time,I may offer surveys and contests, and my site will request information via the surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or book giveaways is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.

What I Do with the Information I Gather

If I do collect information via surveys, newsletters, or contests, I will use this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service,and in particular, for the following reasons:

•   Internal record keeping.

•   I may use the information to improve our products and services.

•   I may periodically send promotional email, posts, or newsletters about special offers, external fundraising campaigns or other information which I think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.

•   I may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.

•   I will never sell your information.


I am committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, I have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information I collect online.

How I Use Cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive.Once you agree,the file is added, and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

This site uses Google Analytics to track visits. Google Analytics logs cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps me analyze data about web page traffic and improve my website in order to tailor it to customer needs. I only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help me provide you with a better website, by enabling me to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives me access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with me.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies.Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Some of my business partners may use cookies on my site (for example, Google

Analytics). However, I have no access to or control over these cookies.

Links to other websites

My website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave my site, you should note that I do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, I cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites

and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

I may partner with another party to provide specific services such as comments,or giveaway promotions. When the user signs up for these services, I may share email contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.

Here are the 3rdparty vendors this site works with:

1)      The site is hosted through ( They provide the CMS structure to host the site for a monthly fee. They also send out the newsletter. Ghost stores your member name, email address, location (if they are able to detect this based on the IP used at signup) and the Stripe Customer ID if you have signed up to a paid membership. The payment data for the subscription itself is stored within my Stripe account.
To learn more about Ghost’s privacy practices follow these links:

2)      Stripe ( is the credit card processor that collects any payments you make to secure membership on this site. Here is a link to Stripe’s privacy policy:

3)      Comments are enabled through Comment Box ( I chose them because they were a simple and clean solution, and they don’t track you across the web or run ads. At this time, when you create an account to enter comments, you are signing up through Comment Box. Here is information on their privacy policy:

Controlling Your Personal Information

You may unsubscribe from the newsletter signup by clicking unsubscribe in the newsletter email or by emailing me using the address

I will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless I have your permission or are required by law.

You may request details of personal information which I hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you, please contact me using the contact form on the website or emailing

If you believe that any information I am holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email me as soon as possible,at the above address. I will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Children Under 13

The Climate Story Garden does not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register as Users. In the event that I learn that I have collected personal information from a child under age 13, I will delete that information as quickly as possible unless I have parent or guardian permission (see below). If you believe that I might have any information from a child under 13, please contact me at

Notice to Children

If a newsletter is offered through this website, and if you are under the age of 13 and you would like to subscribe to my newsletter, your parent or guardian must provide consent. See "**Parent/Guardian Consent" below. I will NOT knowingly collect, use, or distribute personal information from children under the age of 13 without prior verifiable consent from a parent or guardian. I collect email addresses for the purposes of sending out a newsletter.

In collecting the emails, I request a parent's email for those under 13. A parent's email is only used to notify parents and obtain consent and will not be used for any other purpose.

Notice to Parents/Guardians complies with the requirements of the Children's Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA). This notice describes my practice for collecting, using, and disclosing personal information from and about children under the age of 13. A parent or guardian's consent is required in order to collect this information. Instructions on how to give consent are listed below. If you have any questions about these policies and practices, you may contact me by email at

**Parent/Guardian Consent

Before personal information is collected from a child, a parent or guardian of the child must receive notice of the operator's information practices and consent to those practices. When a child under 13 subscribes to the newsletter, I ask for the parent's email to send a notification of this subscription.

You may also grant consent by emailing me at to request that your child be added to my mailing list. I will then send you a confirmation that I've received it. Please include the following:

I, _______________, am the parent/legal guardian of ______________. I give my consent to allow my child to subscribe to the Climate Story Garden newsletter. I understand that I may revoke consent at any time. Please send the newsletter to this email address: _________________.

Today’s date is ____________________.

(If you'd prefer not to give your child's first and/or last name, you may adjust it to say "parent/legal guardian of the child whose email address is below.”)

Revoking Consent and Deleting Information

At any time, a parent or guardian may ask to review their child's personal information, direct me to delete it, and refuse to allow any further collection or use of the child's information. To do so, please contact me at

Information I Collect

The information I collect includes your child's email address. I will not require a child to disclose more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in the newsletter subscription.

How I Use the Information

I use the information about your child to send a newsletter with information on events, books, posts, notifications of giveaways, and other news. They are not used for any other purpose and not sold to any other party. These emails are collected by the 3rd party vendor Here is a link to their privacy policy:

If your child signs up for a comment account, it will be through Comment Box. Here is a link to their privacy policy:

I will not disclose your child's information to any other third party without your authorization, except as may be required by law.