Privacy Policy

The Short of It (Summary)

While it’s best to read the entire page, I get that you have better things to do so here’s a shortened version of the policy:

If you sign up for my mailing list1When I get around to starting one., obviously you’ll have to give me at least your email address, so I will have that. However, that email address will be stored on a 3rd party website, such as MailChimp, SendinBlue, or whatever mailing list service I choose. If I happen to host a giveaway, I’ll need details such as your physical address, name, etc.. These will only be kept long enough to send you the prize you’ve won and make sure you’ve received it. After that, it will be gone. If you leave a comment/submit a form, some information such as your name, email, and IP address2For spam detection purposes will be collected and the results will be stored on the server.

I don’t share your details with anyone except relevant 3rd parties such as mailing list providers, analytics providers, and giveaway prize providers3If they are sending the prize directly.

If you would like to have a copy of what information I have for you or you would like that information to be erased/deleted, please email charli@charlisbookbox.com.

The Long Of It

Comments

When you leave a comment on this blog, your name, email address, and IP address/browser data are collected and stored in the WordPress database along with your comment. The IP address/browser data are used for the detection of spam comments to help keep this blog and its visitors safe. A version of your email address that is non-identifiable may also be sent to Gravatar for the express purpose of seeing if you have a Gravatar avatar to put with your comment. To find out more about Gravatar’s privacy policy, please visit this link: http://automattic.com/privacy/

Forms

I use Jetpack to provide contact forms on this blog. When you submit a contact form, your name, email address, and IP address/browser data are collected and are stored in the WordPress database along with your form response. Again, as with comments, the IP/browser data is used for spam detection to help keep this blog safe. Your form is stored on the server and is not sent to me via email.

Cookies

Leaving a comment will result in a cookie being placed in your browser to allow for faster commenting in the future. This cookie contains your name, email, and website and will last for one year, or until you clear cookies in your browser.

I participate in affiliate programs via Amazon and Commission Junction. When you click one of the affiliate links, a cookie will be placed in your browser that will allow me to receive a small commission when you make a purchase. These cookies can be valid anywhere from 24 hours to 30 days.

Embedded Content

Embedded content such as YouTube videos, etc., behave and track you the same way as if you visited that site. This includes cookies, analytics, etc.. Most of the embedded content on Charli’s Book Box is from YouTube, so here is YouTube’s Privacy Policy: https://www.youtube.com/t/privacy

Protecting Your Information

Appropriate measures are taken to store your information with the utmost care and security. In the event of a breach of our database or website, you will be notified immediately of said breach.

Sharing Your Personal Data

I do not sell, trade, or provide others with your information except in cases where necessary, such as for analytics or giveaway purposes. Companies your information may be shared with are as follows:

Your Rights Over Your Data

If you have left a comment or submitted a form on this website, you have the right to request a copy of all data I have for you. You also have the right to request that any data I have for you be removed/erased/deleted from the website, database, and files. To request a copy of the data I have for you or request data I have for you to be deleted, please email me at charli@charlisbookbox.com.

Acceptance of Terms

Continued use of this blog constitutes your acceptance of the terms laid out in this privacy policy. It is your responsibility to read these terms and review them periodically to ensure you are aware of any changes. When changes are posted, your continued use of the blog indicates your acceptance of the changes. If you do not agree to any of these terms, please exit the site immediately.

Contact Us

If you need to contact me for any reason – to ask a question, request removal of information, etc., please email me at charli@charlisbookbox.com.