If you sign up to receive email updates, I’ll have that info within the email client I’m using (currently MailChimp.)  They have a lot of security protocols to keep your info from hackers.

I’m not going to give your info away to other people, because. . . yuck. Everyone hates that.

Also, I’m not running ads.  I blog for fun, not profit. 

If I link to Amazon, Airbnb, or the like, you can assume it is an affiliate link.  That means I get a small kickback for sending business their way, but it doesn’t come out of your pocket.  I try to remember affiliate links with (aff) after the link, and only ever link to resources I actually think are helpful.

Transparency is important to me, and if you have any questions about privacy or promotions, email me. *grin*

                                                                                       — Alexandra



This is a boilerplate privacy form.

Who we are

Our website address is: http://tulipgirl.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

If you leave a comment, you need to use an email address. I might email you. Probably not. You could use a fake email address, but then I won’t be able to email you. Bummer.

How we protect your data

Ummmm. . . Whatever WP and Mailchimp do is awesome. No extra protection, because I’m not techy enough.

What data breach procedures we have in place

WordPress and Mailchimp standard

What third parties we receive data from

None? Maybe plugins?

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data


Industry regulatory disclosure requirements