Privacy Policy


  • About us


We are Welcome To Shale (WTS), published by Sienna Tristen and Avi Silver through our own Molewhale Press based out of Toronto, ON. You can contact us at


  • Information we collect


When you visit WTS, we collect the following information to understand how our visitors use the website in order to improve the user experience:

  • The type of device you are using to view
  • Anonymous usage statistics
  • Anonymous information, such as your internet service provider, IP address and internet browsing software, collected by our website and analytics system – Google Analytics
  • “Cookies,” which enables the website to remember your information if you return to the site, such as to keep you logged in to the comment form when returning to the site

If you communicate with us using the contact form on the website or email, sign up for our newsletter updates using the form on the website, or sign up to make comments on this website, we will collect the following personal information about you to contact you via email regarding updates, new content and news regarding WTS:

  • Name
  • Email address


  • Mailchimp


If you sign up for our newsletter, which is administered through Mailchimp, or if you register for our site, we will store some of your information, including your email address, IP address and certain information about the links you click within the emails we send you, on a Mailchimp server. Neither we nor Mailchimp will ever sell your email address or share it with any other party, unless we are legally compelled to do so. If you contact Mailchimp directly regarding your subscription to our newsletter, Mailchimp may contact you directly; otherwise, Mailchimp will never contact you. Only authorized Mailchimp employees have access to our subscriber list. You are always free to unsubscribe from our newsletter, but as long as you are registered with WTS we may use Mailchimp to send you news, updates and information about WTS.


  • How we use your information


We will only use personal information (name and email address) with your consent for the purpose it was collected for, to contact you via email (administered by MailChimp) regarding:

News and updates to

New content for WTS

We do not share your personal information with third parties except (such as in the case of Mailchimp) when it’s necessary to complete the functions described above. You can unsubscribe from email communications by clicking the unsubscribe link in communications or contacting us on

When you email us, we will use your email address only for the purpose of responding to you and for no other purpose.

Sometimes we may use anonymous information about your use of our site in combination with other users’ usage to make decisions about the contents and design of WTS.

We may disclose your information in response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or to defend against legal claims.

We may disclose your information when we believe it necessary or desirable in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our policies, and/or to protect our rights and property.

We will never sell your personal data or share it with third parties who might use it for their own purposes.


  • Data security


We have put in place systems to safeguard the information you provide to us. We will never provide access to our databases to any third party, except to the extent necessary to conduct the operations of WTS (such as providing user data to MailChimp).


  • Your rights


We want to ensure you remain in control of your personal data. Part of this is making sure you understand your legal rights, which (for individuals) are as follows:
• the right to confirmation as to whether or not we have your personal data and, if we do, to obtain a copy of it (this is known as a subject access request);
• the right to have inaccurate data rectified; and
• the right to object to your data being used for the purposes as outlined above

If you would like further information on your rights or wish to exercise them, please email:


  • Changes to this policy:


WTS reserves the right to change this policy at any time. Although we will notify users appropriately when changes are made to this policy, you are responsible for checking this page for changes. Your use of WTS constitutes agreement to this privacy policy.