Who I am
Hi, I’m Ashia. I run Raising Luminaries & Books For Littles. The website address is: https://booksforlittles.com.
What personal data I collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site I collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Sometimes phones will automatically add this kind of location tag to your photos. For your safety, you should disable that! (A Google search can help you do that.) Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Contact, Feedback & Suggestion forms
If you are a BFL Patreon and you log into the suggestions page to add a comment, I track the data you put in there, including your name, email address, and suggestion. Cookies will also track your upvotes for existing suggestions.
As a back-up in case your contact info doesn’t reach my inbox, I store submission data collected through contact forms, which may include the submitters’ personal information, in the database on the server that hosts this website.
If you leave a comment on this 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, which is pretty impressive.
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.
This website is hooked up to google analytics to track visitor stats, but I’ll be honest the analytics website is super confusing and I don’t know google analytics tracks. Normal basic free-version google analyics stats, I guess.
I send out a monthly newsletter via mailchimp. On mailchimp, I store your email address, where you signed up (website, facebook, or told it to me personally), and if I know your name, that too.
If you are a member of the BFL facebook group, I track answers to new member questions. I keep a note of anonymous challenges and requests on Evernote, which isn’t tied to your personal data. I use this to decide what topics I need to investigate and re-post. If you choose to sign up for the email list, I also manually import your name and email address into mailchimp, along with the fact that you signed up via Facebook.
Patreon features in this website
In order to enable you to use this website with Patreon services, we save certain functionally important Patreon information about you in this website if you log in with Patreon.
These include your Patreon user id, Patreon username, your first, last names and your vanity name. Additionally, the id of your campaign at Patreon and your campaign’s Patreon URL are also saved.
If you request that your data be deleted from this website, this data will also be deleted and Patreon functionality will not work. You would need to register on this website and log in to this website with Patreon again in order to re-populate this data and have Patreon functionality working again.
Who I share your data with
I don’t share your data with anyone. Ever.
How long I retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. Also I get email notifications when people post comments, so that data stays in my inbox until I delete it.
For users that register on this website (if any), I 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 I hold, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you, happy to do that. This does not include any data I’m obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where I send your data
Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service.
How I protect your data
I use passwords that no one else has access to, and never leave my laptop alone in public. But, if there is a way I can better secure my website and your data, feel free to shoot me an email with suggestions.
What data breach procedures I have in place
Oh gosh, that sounds like a really good thing to have. Anyone have ideas? I want to say “become a sleuth and find the villain who hacked my site” but that’s way beyond my skill set. Feel free to contact me with ideas.
What third parties I receive data from
As mentioned earlier, I receive data from our affiliate partners so they can give me a percentage of orders made through my affiliate links.
I can also see interaction history on Facebook when you like and comment on my posts within the BFL Facebook group. And like, your profile name and stuff that’s publicly viewable.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
I don’t think I do any of this. But I bet google analytics tracks stuff like this – such as which cities visitors are visiting from. But I don’t do anything with that info, other than bragging, “Gosh, I’m really popular in Australia!”
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
When I get book to review for free, I disclose that on any page that includes an affiliate link to it for FTC disclosure.