Privacy Policy

by Kristopher Cook

All of the reviews and opinions expressed on this site are my own.

I don’t accept payments for reviewing books; This is to keep the integrity of my blog, giving you, the reader, a better experience. Or at least that’s what I aim for.

 

Affiliate links

At this current time (August 2018), I’ve decided to remove all Amazon affiliate links. I’ve nothing against Amazon, well not outside the obvious fact they don’t pay taxes, but I don’t want that to be my main focus.

Additionally, I don’t want to write reviews that are skewed towards milking as much money out of readers as possible. I want to keep my blog as my blog. If I start writing with the aim to sell all the fun quickly drains from the process.  The reason I started this blog is that I love reading and still want that to be the case moving forward.

I want my opinion to be the main focus of a post. Narcissistic I know, but it’s my blog.

The Sound and The Fury is shit.

I’m open to affiliate connections but it must be for something that I would, or in fact already have, bought myself.

 

Who I Am

My website address is: https://kristophercook.com.

 

What personal data I collect and why I collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site I 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 anonymised 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.

Media

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

Cookies

If you leave a comment on my site you may opt-in to save 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 have an account and you log in to this site, I 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, I 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. When 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

 

Analytics

How long I 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 our website (if any), I 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 I hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where I send your data

All data is safeguarded to European data protection standards. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service before appearing on the site.

How I protect your data

This site uses encryption (as shown by the green lock in the address bar) and security measures such as two-factor authentication when signing up for my newsletters, competitions etc.

If you have any further questions, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.

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