In order to register, readers need to give an email address. These email addresses are visible to the site admin only, and are solely for the purpose of providing the comments service to the site’s users.
I will not share email addresses with any third party, add them to any mailing lists, or send unsolicited emails to them. Although the blog is set up using the WordPress software, WordPress do not receive any information about my site’s users as the site is hosted entirely on my own server.
The only exception to the ‘no unsolicited email’ promise above is that I must reserve the right, in exceptional circumstances, send an email to a user for administration if that person needs to be informed of something privately and urgently; an example of this might be if the user has been using extreme profanity and needs to be warned that his account will be closed if he persists. That sort of thing.
I want my users to feel safe using this site and for that reason I promise not to abuse your trust when you provide your email address.