privacy policy

privacy policy

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Rest assured that any personal data collected is kept private, as I take care to protect all information collected from visitors. That information is only collected for the use of email responses, subscription newsletters, book review and ARC requests, and stats.

No personal information is sold to any third parties through this site. No information will be given to others without consent received first. There will be nearly no reason for me to ever ask for consent to share your data.

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 visitorโ€™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.


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.

Contact forms

If you complete any contact or subscription form, that data will be collected and compiled for the use of post subscription services and personal contact regarding comments, questions, and book review or ARC requests.


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.

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.


The only analytics I use are through WordPress. I do not utilize analytics through any third party site.

Who we share your data with

By default WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone. Third party plugin providers and services are listed below, together with a link to their individual privacy policies.

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.

Where we send your data

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

Your contact information

Please contact me through the contact form on the contact page.


If you have signed up to receive an email update of new posts, you can unsubscribe from these at any time by clicking the unsubscribe option at the end of each email.

Additional Information

Plugins & Services used by The Infinite Reader:

WordPress services provided by Jetpack You can read their privacy policy here.

I am not responsible for the republishing of the content found on this blog on other Web sites or media without my permission.

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and will be updated as necessary.

April 9, 2020