Privacy Policy

Cleopatra Loves Books

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Please be assured that I take care to protect all personal data collected from viewers of this blog and any such data is only used for the purposes of compiling visitor stats via WordPress, replying to emails received through the contact form and fulfilling competitions and giveaways.

I do not sell or share email addresses. If I need to share your personal details with another party I will ask for your consent (the only time I envisage needing to do this is for competition prizes).

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 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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms

If you make contact via the contact form here some of your personal data may be collected, for example name, IP address and email address.


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 have an account and you log in to this site, it 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.

You can turn off cookies at any time by modifying your Internet browser’s settings.

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.


I do not use Google Analytics to track visitors to the site. The only information I see are the default viewer statistics provided by WordPress.

Is your data shared?

By default WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone.  Third party plugin providers and services are listed below, together with a link to their individual privacy policies.

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

How long is data held for?

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

For users that register on  Cleopatra Loves Books  (if any), this stores 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

You can request that any personal data we hold about you. is erased. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Contact information

I can be contacted at

If you no longer want to receive email updates.

If you have signed up to receive an email update of new posts, you can unsubscribe from these at by clicking the unsubscribe option at the end of each email.

Alternatively you can follow the blog using WordPress and view new posts when they appear in the Reader section of this site.

Giveaways and Competitions

There may be times when a third party (i.e. publisher/author) will require your name and address in order to send the prize. Once I have provided this information, I will delete your personal details. If you do not wish to provide me with your name and/or address but would rather provide this direct to the person dispatching the prize, then this can be arranged upon request.
Occasionally I may use a third party provider such as Rafflecopter or by a visitor adding a comment to the relevant blog post. Personal information collated by Rafflecopter for the purposes of the competition are likely to be email address, IP address, your name, Twitter name (if relevant). I will only retain your information and request your postal address if you are a winner and once the giveaway has been fulfilled and the prize sent then I will delete your personal information. You will need to contact Rafflecopter for details of how they use and store your data.


Additional information

Plugins & Services used by Cleopatra Loves Books

WordPress services provided by Jetpack You can read their privacy policy here
Comments and spam protection are dealt with by Akismet You can read their privacy policy here
Giveaways are hosted via Rafflecopter. You can read their privacy policy here

I am not responsible for the republishing of the content found on this blog on other Web sites or media without my permission.

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and will be updated as necessary.

21 May 2018

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