Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions of the “In Search of Open Water” Newsletter

This privacy policy covers this website ( and the newsletter generated by it, including all products covered by offers made through this website and newsletter. The “we” here refers to Michigoose Productions, LLC, its owners and employees. The “you” refers to you, the user. By using this site and our products, you agree to the terms of this policy and its terms and conditions.

We are primarily interested in using this website ( to provide you a great read. We are not interested in collecting and sharing lots of data about you. We have purposefully set up our system to require a minimum of data for you to subscribe.

In order to subscribe to the newsletter, we ask that you provide your name and email address. That address will be used to send you the newsletter. We may also use that email address to communicate with you about offers, such as signed books.

You can tell us to take you off the list at any time and we will endeavor to do that.

We may use reputable third-party providers in our work. For example, we are using Google Forms to ask paid subscribers to give us feedback about what they’d like. We also use Ghost for the newsletter and Ghost uses Stripe to collect your payment. We don’t have control over what these kinds of third-party providers do with your information. You should check their privacy policies if you are concerned. Make the decision that is best for you.

We may sometimes look at analytics about our products, including this newsletter, and we may collect, share, publish, and otherwise use those analytics, but we will only use aggregate non-personally-identifying information. For example, we may look to see what time of day our material gets the most traffic, but this won’t tell us what time of day you accessed it personally. That’s just one example of how we may use information.

If you choose to communicate with us directly as by, for example, sending us email, we may collect and otherwise use personal identifying information that comes with your communication. If you choose to communicate with us directly as by, for example, sending us email or posting a comment, we may quote from your communication without receiving explicit permission from you. However, we will not identify you publicly in association with quotations without your permission.

We value your privacy and security but you should remember that with electronic communication and storage, no system is ever 100% secure. We will be careful. But we can’t guarantee that the information we do have about you will never be hacked or otherwise obtained by someone who does not have our or your permission.

We may sometimes enable cookies in our work. A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. We aren’t doing this to track you personally but rather to understand in the aggregate what works well for our readers and visitors. You are of course welcome to block cookies, but you should know that some features of our productions may not work properly if you disable cookies.

We might choose to take on advertising partners. If we do that, they may set up cookies. Those cookies may recognize your computer and otherwise collect information about you. Our privacy policy doesn’t cover what these advertisers do. So, please be aware of this and make the best decision for yourself.

We may sometimes include a link to a site that is not ours and that we do not own or control. We are not and cannot be responsible for what happens at those sites. Please use caution and consider reviewing the privacy policy of the other sites before proceeding.

Just to be clear, we cannot control and are not responsible for what people who aren’t us do. We try very hard to partner only with companies we believe are careful. If you have a bad experience with a company with whom we’ve partnered, please do take the time to tell us about it but recognize that we don’t control and are not responsible for the actions of other companies.

We will work hard to protect and not abuse any information we collect about you when you subscribe to this newsletter and associated products. Please know that in the event we are subject to a subpoena, court order, or other government request, we will need to respond appropriately including by sharing information we are required by law to share. It is difficult for us to imagine a situation in which this would happen, but we want you to be aware of it.

We will try very hard not to abuse your trust, including by taking careful measures to protect any information about you that we have, such as your email address.

If someone buys the rights to this newsletter or buys the parent company, Michigoose Productions, LLC, we may transfer all of our acquired information as part of the sale. In that case, any information we gathered about you could be transferred to another party. By using our products, you understand that such transfers could happen and that someone else might use your personal information in ways we do not control.

We might change this policy from time to time, so if you are concerned about your privacy and our use of your information, you should check back to see if this policy has changed.

Finally, all of our work is original and copyrighted unless otherwise noted and you should not reproduce it or sell any of it without the explicit permission of the owner of the work. If you reproduce or sell our work without permission, we may take legal action against you. You can contact us here.