Let me start by saying that I’m not personally interested in accessing or storing anyone’s information.
However, this is the internet, and there really isn’t any privacy online. So, the following explanation is an outline of what is likely to happen with the information of the fabulous people who visit this site.
Sometimes people will send me their information voluntarily for a particular purpose, usually related to their books or their work as an author.
If that information is sent via email in the form of an author interview for publication on my blog, the information they send me will be shared publicly. After all, that’s the purpose of their choosing to send me that information.
I might also keep a copy of their email on my email server, just in case I need to contact them in relation to their continued publicity and promotion as an author.
Personal details will not be shared by me unless explicitly asked to do so in writing by the sender.
When someone submits a comment on a blog post, their name, email address, and the details of their message may be saved on the server. Those things are stored to help me as the owner of the blog see, manage, and respond to the comment that each person has chosen to leave. Once again, though, they’re not saved by me.
When someone signs up for an email subscription, that’s an indication of their consent that their name, email, and IP address are going to be stored by the email service so that they can receive the marvellously bookish and non-spammy emails they asked for.
In short, I don’t save any information I don’t need to, and I’m only ever going to be honest and polite with my visitors.