The Beer and Croissants newsletter and your privacy
What you can expect from Beer and Croissants
I’m sure you hate it as much as I do to get hit with heaps of emails as soon as you’ve signed up for something online. That’s why at Beer and Croissants, we don’t treat you like that. We have a process that works for our readers, and we stick to it.
The newsletter is sent bi-weekly on a Friday as a general rule, giving a summary of all articles posted during the previous two weeks. Sometimes they will also include other tips and advice that I’ve found to be of interest to the travelling community and so I’ll share these with you as well.
If I’ve written articles for other websites, based on my own travels, I’ll also let you know where you can find them, so that you can check them out too if you wish. The newsletter may also contain one or two affiliate links, again always related to a product or service I recommend and that is specifically related to our travel.
You can be certain of the following:
The personal data (ie your name and email address) that you use to sign up to my newsletter will never be shared with anyone else. I only ask for a first name and an email address. I could do without your name, to be honest, but I like to be able to send your newsletter out with a personal salutation. It feels so much nicer than “Dear x”.
These details will never be shared with Beer and Croissants travel partners either.
Beer and Croissants will only ever send one email every second week. On occasion, when I’m travelling a lot, you might get none. There will never be more though.
On an ongoing basis, we use social media platforms, specifically Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the sharing of information.
We will never spam your inbox, sell your data or use it for any other purpose other than to send the Beer and Croissants newsletter. When you subscribe to the Beer and Croissants website you know what you are signing up for.
Similarly, if you decide that the time has come to no longer receive the newsletter, then we also respect your wishes to unsubscribe. Unsubscribing is also very easy to do. I hate not being able to unsubscribe and it drives me insane if I have to spend longer than a few seconds to do so. This is why we make it very easy and there’s a clear and easy to use unsubscribe option at the bottom of every newsletter email.
If you have any other specific questions about your personal data, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. If you do email me directly, then I will, of course, respond back to you.
1. Why do you ask for my name and my email address?
As I said earlier, I want to send a more personalised email, which is why the name field is a mandatory one. You can choose to write any name you like, but whatever you write is how the email newsletter will be addressed to you.
2. Will you use my email to send me emails that sell things all the time or information not related to travel?
No, we won’t. We sometimes include affiliate links in the emails but it’s usually just for things such as hotels or flights. They are really just there as a convenient link and there’s definitely no hard sell. Many of our articles contain affiliate links but this is also covered in our disclosure document.
We won’t ever be covert about selling, won’t try to trick you and won’t be pushy either. Our focus is on bringing you interesting and accurate information on the places we travel. Like anyone, we will have preferences for products and services and may mention these throughout our articles.
If you are reading these articles, you will most likely see them, but there’s no pressure and never will be to buy anything.
4. Where does my email address get saved?
By subscribing to the Beer and Croissants newsletter, your email address will be added to a list in MailChimp, a provider of email newsletter subscriptions.