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Privacy Policy

via Ashia

Who I am

Hi, I’m Ashia. I run Raising Luminaries & Books For Littles.

  • The website address for Books for Littles is: https://booksforlittles.com.
  • The website address for Raising Luminaries is: https://raisingluminaries.com

What personal data I collect and why I 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.

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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. 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. 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 fill out a feedback form, your feedback gets stored on the digital space where you submitted it (example: Website comments get stored in the same digital space where my website lives. Patreon polls stay on patreon, Google form responses stay in the space where Google stores responses.)

Honestly this is all confusing to me too – where even does stuff on the internet live?


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 as a member, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices so you don’t have to log-in repeatedly because. 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.


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.

Affiliate links

I track clicks, orders, and revenue from Amazon, Bookshop, Bonfire, and Little Feminist Book Club affiliate links.


I send out a weekly newsletter for podcasts and Resource Roundup updates, I keep a separate list for folks waiting to hear about the next Seasonal Parenting Activist Collective, and a different email list for active Collective Members. I store your email address in the database of the email client where you signed up (Revue, Substack, Mailchimp), and if I know your name, that too.


Back when we hosted a Books for Littles Facebook group, I tracked 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 search for books and resources for.

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.


I collect e-mail addresses of those who create user accounts on my sites, non-personal aggregate information on what pages vistors access, information volunteered by members, such as names, testimonials, and feedback for improvement

The information I collect is used to improve the services and content I provide, to customize the content and improve page accessibility, and to notify members about updates.

Credit Card Information

At member checkout, I may also collect your credit card number, expiration date, and security code. This information is passed to my payment gateway to process your purchase (I don’t see it). The last 4 digits of your credit card number and the expiration date are saved by the site to use for reference and to send you an email if your credit card will expire before the next recurring payment.


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).

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.

Additional information

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 leave 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 comment below 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 Luminary Braintrust 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.

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