This is very simple.
I allow you to read my articles for free on this website. If you chose to be on my mailing list, then I collect your email address and your first name.
I don’t sell, lease, or lend your email address or first name to anyone. In fact, no one else even has access to this information but me.
If I point you to a product that’s available through an online retailer, I may use a link embedded with my affiliate account in order to make a few fractions of a cent on your transaction.
All questions regarding activity on my website may be forwarded to me, Christopher Hopper, at firstname.lastname@example.org.