General privacy information

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Please find our privacy policy and cookie policy linked in the footer.

Effective Date: 10/08/2023


Welcome to The Book List! Your privacy is important to us, and we are committed to ensuring the protection and confidentiality of your personal information. This Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use, and safeguard the information you provide when using our website.

Information we collect

When you contact us via email or leave comments on our blog posts, we may collect personal information such as your name, email address, and any other information you voluntarily provide in your messages or comments.

Third party websites will collect data about how you interact with our pages to help us improve our user experience on the site. See third party heading further down the page for more information.


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.

Information we collect

The information you provide may be used for the following purposes:

  1. To respond to your inquiries and provide assistance.
  2. To improve our website, products, and services based on your feedback.
  3. To communicate with you about updates, promotions, and other relevant information, if you have opted to receive such communications.

Comments on blog posts

When you leave comments on our blog posts, your name, email address (optional), and comment content may be collected. This information is used to display your comment on the blog post and engage with you in the conversation.

Third-party services

We may use third-party services, such as website hosting and analytics, to improve our website’s performance and user experience. These third parties may collect and process your information as necessary to provide their services.

Third party services used are the following

  • Google Fonts; Google Tag Manager; Font Awesome; Google Analytics 4.
  • WordPress (self-hosted)
  • Hotjar surveys; Hotjar Recruit User Testers; Hotjar Poll & Survey widgets; Hotjar Heat Maps & Recordings; Hotjar Form Analysis & Conversion Funnels; Contact form.

Data security

We take reasonable measures to protect the security of your personal information. However, please be aware that no method of transmission over the internet or electronic storage is completely secure, and we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your 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 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), 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 your data is sent

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

Updates to privacy policy

We may update this Privacy Policy periodically to reflect changes in our practices or for other operational, legal, or regulatory reasons. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy whenever you visit our website.

Contact us

If you have any questions, concerns, or requests related to your privacy or this Privacy Policy, please contact us at

By using our website, you consent to the terms outlined in this Privacy Policy.

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