Privacy Policy

Who we are

Hey! I’m Shelly the Rockstar Writer-Trainer and I have a company called Waiora Design Ltd that trades as Shelly Davies Writing & Training. My website for these courses and offers is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When you leave comments on my site, I collect the data shown in the comments form, and also your IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

I might provide an anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) to the Gravatar service to see if you’re using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: 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 complete one of our contact forms, we’ll use your data to the extent we need to, to respond to your query.  We’ll always ask before adding you to any of our lists, if that’s not already something you’ve voluntarily opted into.


If you leave a comment on my site you can opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you don’t have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for 1 year.

If you have an account and you log in to the site, I’ll set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, I’ll also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for 2 days, and screen options cookies last for 1 year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for 2 weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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 you’d visited the other website (like YouTube, for example), so their data collection and privacy practices will apply.

They might 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.  That’s not something I control.


Who we share your data with

I don’t sell or give away your data to anyone who’ll use it for their own purposes. Your data will probably be automatically shared with apps and services I use, like Active Campaign (for emails) and Google (for analytics).  But I won’t sell it or share it for financial or other gain.

How long we retain your data

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

For users that register on my website, I also store the personal information you provide in your user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except you can’t change your username). My website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on my site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This doesn’t include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

I might send visitor comments to an automated spam detection service to be checked.

How to get in touch with me

For questions about privacy, you can contact me here:

Additional information

You can buy a bunch of awesome courses and materials on my site.  For more information about the payment providers involved in processing your order, see below.

How we protect your data

I use HTTPS to send data over an encrypted connection. This website is protected with an SSL certificate.


WE USE MemberPress to manage your membership and suscriptions

Who’s memberpress?

Our website address: MemberPress
Contact us at:
Our Privacy Policy: Privacy Policy

What personal data does memberpress collect and why?

Memberpress collects information about you during the signup process as well as some basic activities such as the dates you make purchases, login to the site, or cancel/pause/resume your subscriptions with us.

What we collect and store

When you subscribe with Memberpress, we’ll ask you to provide an email address. We’ll use this information for purposes, such as, to:

    • — Send you information about your account and subscriptions. This may include payment receipts, password reset emails, and payment reminders.
    • — Create your membership account

How long we retain your data

Memberpress stores information about you for as long as your account exists.

Who on our team has access

Members of our team have access to the information you provide us. For example, site Owner/Administrators can access:

        • — Order information such as your membership subscriptions, payment dates and amounts, and username / email address.

    Any additional information added in your Member Profile can also be visible to the Administrator(s).

What we share with others

Memberpress shares information with third parties who help us provide additional contact services to you; for example – Active Campaign, once you opt-in to email communication, in order to keep you up to date on our products and services.

Please see the Active Campaign Privacy Policy for more information.


I accept payments through Stripe. When processing payments, we pass some of your data to Stripe, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and your billing information.

Please see the Stripe Privacy Policy for more details.