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Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

This privacy policy is intended to give you a clear picture of both personal and non-personal data that is collected and provide you with options for opting out.

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. This system allows me to reply to your comments. If you’d prefer I do not respond, please notify me.


We may collect personal identification information from you if you voluntarily submit such information to us. By entering a giveaway and filling out a form you may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, and any other details that might be requested in order to serve you. Users can always refuse to supply personal identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site-related activities.

If we are hosting the giveaway then we will contact you by email if you win a giveaway. Each giveaway will state who will be supplying the prize. If it is an author or publisher and the book is physically shipped, we will share your mailing address.

If another blogger, publisher or author is hosting the giveaway then they will contact you by email if you win a giveaway.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


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, 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 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We use cookies to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to assist in improving your user experience. We may use third-party analytic tools and service, like Google Analytics to track this information on our behalf. This data is collected and used in aggregate form such that it cannot reasonably be used to identify any particular user. You can disable cookies in your browser setting to decline cookies and prevent this type of tracking. Disabling cookies will not affect your user experience.

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 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 we send your data

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

Additional information

How we protect your data

We have adopted appropriate data collection, storage, and processing practices. Security measures are in place to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username and data stored on our Site.

Third Party Website

Our website may contain links to third-party websites. The practices described in our Privacy Policy do not apply to these third-party websites. See the privacy policies of the third parties for their practices.

If you purchase a book through a link on this website or an associated social medical page, your purchase is handled by the vendor you select. They maintain their own personal information that is not shared with us.

If you connect to our website via a third party connection such as Facebook or Twitter, you should review and adjust your privacy settings on these services. The practices described in our Privacy Policy do not apply to these third-party websites. See the privacy policies of the third parties for their practices. We do not collect or retain any personal information obtained from these sites.

We are not responsible for and do not have control over the practices, content or activities of third party websites.

We utilize third parties, including for website hosting, analytics, and mailing list registration storage, who assist us in operating our website and serving our users. These entities have access to the personal information needed to perform their functions and are obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of the personal information.

Social Media Plugin “Shariff Wrapper”

On our website, we offer you the possibility to use so-called “Social Media Buttons”. To protect your data, we use a solution called “Shariff”. Hereby the share buttons are implemented as static images, which contain a link to the corresponding social network site. If you click on such a button, you will be redirected to the respective social network site in the same way, as normal links would do as well. Only in that moment of time, the provider of the social network site will get information about you, for example, your IP address. If you do not click on such a share button, no data will be transmitted. Information about the collection and usage of your date on the social network sites can be found in the corresponding terms of use of the respective provider. More information about the plugin and the Shariff solution can be found here:

On our website we offer share buttons for the following services/companies: AddThis, Diaspora, Facebook, Flattr, Flipboard, GooglePlus, LinkedIn, Mastodon, Odnoklassniki, Patreon, PayPal, Pinterest, Pocket, Qzone, Reddit, Stumbleupon, Telegram, TencentWeibo, Threema, Tumblr, Twitter, VK, Wallabag, Weibo, WhatsApp, Xing.


Source: Akismet

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but 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).



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Your acceptance of these terms

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

Requesting and/or deleting your personal information

If you would like to request access to your personal information or would like to delete your information, please contact us by email:

Policy Changes

Changes to the Privacy Policy will be reflected on the Privacy Policy page.

Paulette’s Papers has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.


If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or the practices of this site or your dealings with this site, please contact us by email:

Last Updated May 29, 2018

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