We care deeply about your privacy. We believe in transparency and are committed to being upfront about our privacy practices and terms and conditions. Please reach out if you have any questions. Our contact email can be found below.

Who we are

Our website address is: http://meaghant.com. Meaghan Thomas, the author of Zero First, owns this site.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. 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 and subscription forms

If you subscribe to receive a notification when the book launches and to Zero First‘s newsletter, we may use this information for our own digital marketing purposes, but we will not sell your information to third parties. You may unsubscribe any time by clicking “unsubscribe” in the emails or by visiting our subscription management page.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will 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, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two 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 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.

Analytics & How We Use Your Data

How We Use Your Data

We use website analytical and marketing tools to show you content that is relevant to you and can improve your experience on our site, to provide the services you signed up for, such as email notifications when the book is launched and newsletters, to carry out marketing analysis and send you communications when we have your permissions or when permitted by law, and to enable us to show advertising on our site.

Who we share your data with

We do not sell, lease, rent or otherwise disclose your personal data to third parties unless otherwise stated below. We may share your personal data with authorized third parties who process personal data for Zero First for the purposes described in this Policy. This may include, for example, billing through your network service provider or otherwise, delivery of your purchases, providing services including customer service, managing and analyzing consumer data, conducting research and managing marketing and other such campaigns. When you purchase Zero First from us, we may need to exchange information with your network service provider or banking institution. We may conduct joint marketing and other communications with our partners, for example our book publisher. To avoid duplicate or unnecessary communications and to tailor the message to you we may need to match information that Zero First has collected with information that the partner has collected where this is permitted by law. These authorized third parties are not permitted to use your personal data for any other purposes. We require them to act consistently with this Policy and to use appropriate security measures to protect your personal data.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. Website analytical data is anonymized and saved indefinitely.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How to Contact Us

You can reach Meaghan Thomas and Zero First at mt@meaghant.com. We are based in Louisville, KY.