Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy / Data Protection 

Due to the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) we have created this Privacy Page.  We understand that this legislation applies only to European citizens, we wanted to update our site now.

Who we are
There are three of us that run this site. 
First, there is Wendy Maples. She manages the blog site and the newsletter listed below, including acting as one of the Data Protection Officers. She owns Book Lovers 4Ever site. You can contact her via email address
Second, there is Shonna Messner. She also manages the site listed below, including acting as one of the Data Protection Officers. You can contact her via email address
Third, there is LT Mitchelle. She is a contributor to the site listed below, including acting as one of the Data Protection Officers. 

The purpose of this site and newsletter is to promote books and our own reviews of these books.

Official sites:
Book Lovers 4Ever
Book Lovers 4Ever Newsletter (which has a linked sign-on form on the main page of the above listed site)

Affiliated Social connections
Book Lovers 4Ever Facebook
Book Lovers 4Ever Pinterest
Book Lovers 4Ever Twitter

Data collection: visitor statistics

The IP address is collected for all visitors to the sites, as part of maintaining overall visitor/site traffic statistics. See below for how this information is used.

Data collection: Comments

This website includes a comment section on each post. The following personal data is collected via the comment section.
  • Your name as given by you (e.g. your real name, nickname, pseudonym, tag, first name only, as you wish).
Other visitors to the website will only see your name and your comment.

We will never ask you to provide any other personal data. However, if you choose to do so via your comment text, that data will also be covered by this policy.

Data collection: other forms

Similar data may be collected via forms for Giveaways that are sometimes posted via Rafflecopter (these are sponsored by a Tour Company or Author). It is your choice to enter these giveaways and only names of the winners are posted on the post once the Giveaway has ended.

Comment notifications are received by the site owner via email and are stored locally on one password-protected laptop.

Newsletters- Data collection
You can subscribe to our newsletter if you choose. The Subscription form is located on the top left sidebar. 

The following personal data is collected:
  • Your email address.
  • Your first and last names.
  • Your current IP address.
We will never ask you to provide any other personal data.
Double opt-in
When you subscribe to the newsletter, you will be sent an email asking you to confirm that you definitely want to go ahead. This is known as double opt-in.
By confirming your subscription to the newsletter, you are acknowledging that your personal data can be stored and used in line with this Privacy Policy.
You can unsubscribe at any time.
Purpose of the data collection
  • Your email address enables the newsletter to be sent to you. 
  • Your IP address feeds into our subscriber statistics. 

Data storage
The data collected via the newsletter subscription is stored securely via the newsletter application, MailerLite and only accessed via a password-protected user account. This stored data is never downloaded to a local laptop or other device.

Notifications of subscriptions and unsubscriptions are received by the site owner via email, and are stored locally on a password-protected laptop.
What we will and won’t do
  • We will collect only the minimal data needed to support what we believe are good business practices, as described above.
  • We will keep your personal data confidential and secure.
  • We will never subscribe you to a newsletter or group without your explicit consent.
  • We will never transfer your personal data to any other person or organization.
  • We will respect your rights, as listed below and as detailed by the GDPR.
Your rights
The GDPR details a number of rights held by you.
  • You have the right to access your personal data held by us, and to know how we use it. 
  • You have the right to update or correct your personal data if what we hold is incomplete or inaccurate.
  • you have the right to be forgotten, i.e. we will delete your personal data at your request or when we have finished processing it (whichever comes first).
  • You have the right to specify what we can and can’t do with your personal data.
What you can do
In the footer of each newsletter, you will find an ‘unsubscribe’ link.  Click this if you want to ensure you don’t receive any further issues of the newsletter. This does not, however, delete your personal data; you will need to contact me if you would like me to make that happen as well.

You will also find an ‘update preferences’ link in the footer of each newsletter. This enables you to see what personal data is held for you in my MailChimp account, and to update / remove / add to it as you wish.

You may also at any time- Unlike us on Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media site that you "follow us" on.