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This Privacy Policy outlines the way in which Books for a Delicate Eternity collects, uses, maintains, and discloses information collected from visitors of the the site The site is run by Chiara Sullivan, who can be contacted at

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 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.

Each comment left on the site is filtered through Akismet, which is an anti-spam plugin. The information typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself). The Akismet privacy policy is available here:

When a comment is replied to on the site, an automated email is sent to the email address the visitor supplied in the comment field. Information about the plugin can be found here:

Contact forms

If you fill out a contact form on the site, the contents of the form as well as your IP address are stored on the server and also emailed to the site administrator. This is to ensure a copy of the form is saved in case the email fails to deliver.


If you leave a comment on the 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 the site, 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.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on the 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.


The site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website (which includes your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google uses this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the site, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Further information about Google’s privacy policy may be obtained from

Who we share your data with

We do not sell, trade, or rent the personal identification information of users to others.

How long we retain your data

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

For users that register on the site (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 the 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. Please submit any requests to

Where we send your data

If you post a comment on the site, information about the comment will be sent to Akismet, which is an anti-spam detection plugin. The Akismet privacy policy is available here:

If you enter your email in the subscription widget on the right sidebar of the site, that email and subscription is handled through the Jetpack plugin via WordPress. The Jetpack privacy policy is available here:, and the WordPress privacy policy is available here:

Changes to this privacy policy

This privacy policy may be changed and/or updated at any time. If this occurs, the date at the bottom of the page will be updated to reflect when these changes and/or updates occurred. We encourage visitors to check this page frequently to ensure that they are up to date on the site’s privacy policy. However, it is the visitor’s responsibility to review this privacy policy from time to time to remain up to date.

Your acceptance of this policy

By using the site, you signify your acceptance of this privacy policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use the site. Your continued use of the site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy please contact us at

This policy was last updated on May 28, 2018