Privacy Policy

 

The Bookish Sisters (“we”, “us” or “our”) operates https://www.thebookishsisters.com/ (the “site”, or “website”).

 

Hello there! Thank you so much for visiting our site!

We’ve compiled this privacy policy to make sure you know how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your information when you visit this site and/or subscribe to our mailing list.

 

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form (name and email address), 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. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

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

 

Mailing List/Newsletter

We may collect Personal Identification Information (PII) such as first name and email address in order to send you updates (i.e. when a new post is published) when/if you decide to opt-in to our mailing list.

The information you provide is not sold to any third parties but it is shared with Mailchimp, our mailing list provider. If you’d like to be informed of how they take care of your information click here.

You may unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link provided at the bottom of each newsletter.

 

Giveaways

Occasionally we may host giveaways on our site. We may collect information such as name and email via Rafflecopter. For more information on the type of data Rafflecopter collects and how they protect it please click here. No information is shared except for that of the winner so that the prize can be delivered. Your information will never be transferred or sold to any outside parties.

 

Cookies

Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, 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.

They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

Turning cookies off won’t affect your experience while visiting this site.

By continuing to use our Website and not disabling cookies on your browser, you are consenting to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

 

Google Analytics

We may collect Non-Personal Identification Information such as browser name, IP address, technical information (if you view this site on a mobile or desktop), the time and date of your visit, the time spent on our site and pages you visited whenever you interact with our site.

We collect said data to optimize and offer a better service for you with Google Analytics. This information is only to keep track of the users who visit our website but it will NOT collect your personal information.

You can learn more about how Google uses your data here.

 

Embedded content from other sites and third-party links 

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.

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

 

How we protect your information

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters or submits their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.

 

Your rights

If you have left comments in this site or are subscribed to our mailing list, 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 or edit any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

 

Your Acceptance

By using our site, you are accepting this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not use our site. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Privacy Policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

 

Contact Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, please contact us.

Last updated: May 25th, 2018