Who we are

Our site address is www.thenovelturtle.com

What Type of Data do We Collect

The only type of data that we actively collect is your name and email address. This is done through an embedded form from MailChimp. Putting your information into this form is the same as visiting the MailChimp website separately. Their terms and conditions apply. To see these terms and conditions, please visit mailchimp.com

If you would like to simply be removed from our email list, you can click the “Unsubscribe” button that is at the bottom of all of our emails. If you would like to have all of your information removed from the MailChimp site, you have to do so through that specific site.


Our site sets performance cookies, which help us to know what pages are being visited, what specific posts are being visited, how much time is spent on our site, and all of this helps us to determine what we may need to improve on the site to make the users experience better.

We do this through Google Analytics. If you would like to see exactly what data they collect and/or have your data deleted, please visit Google.com.

Other cookies are set so that if you visit our site over and over again, you don’t have to keep typing in the full address, or search for it. To change how your browser collects these cookies, search your specific browser as each one is a little different. To delete these cookies you can find your browser “History” and delete them there.

Any other cookies are functional, and they help the website to work.

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.

To see what data they collect and how to delete it if you so choose, visit those websites individually.

If you visit any of our affiliate links or outbound links

Please note that, if you visit any of our affiliate links you will be redirected to that site and be under that sites terms and conditions. To find out more about what those terms and conditions are, about how they use your data, and/or about how to get your data removed from their site, you have to visit that specific site.

The same goes for using any outbound links within our content. Outbound links are those that support the storyline, but that lead you to a different website for more information.

Who we share your data with

If you sign up for our emails, that information is shared with MailChimp, and is covered under their terms and conditions. We appreciate everyone who signs up for our Happy Mail emails, and we never sell or share those names or emails with anyone else.

How long will we retain your data

If you share your name and email with us, we retain that information until you choose to unsubscribe. You can do so by clicking the “unsubscribe” button at the bottom of any of our emails.

What rights do you have over your data

You can unsubscribe from our Happy Mail emails at any time by using the “unsubscribe” button at the bottom of every email. Any data that has been shared with other sites, through our embedded content, can be removed by contacting those specific sites (ie. YouTube, MailChimp, Google, etc.).

If you click on any affiliate links on the site, you are redirected to that specific site and must contact them to have your data removed.

This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.