Hosted by Blogger (Google), TheArtsShelf does store data from users but this is only for commenting and analytics (or stats) purposes. I can also see a registered username for those who have chosen to follow me, along with which other blogs you follow, though you should be able to unfollow at any time via Google/Blogger or your chosen service; I have no control over this. Blogger offers the ability for users to comment on posts, and data can be captured dependent on what method of identification is used to comment. There are multiple options for various external accounts (Livejournal, Wordpress, etc) to be used to submit a comment, or there is the ability to post anonymously. This is at the user's discretion, but I use no data view-able from comments posted. All I might do is reply and/or follow your own blog :)
If you have submitted a comment you wish to be removed and are unable to do this yourself please contact me at the email below and I will endeavor to remove the comment as soon as possible.
I only use this base data as a way of improving my content (Basically seeing what my audience enjoys about my blog, and what they don't). I may provide aggregate data to a third party, ie a publisher or site such as Netgalley, when requesting review material, however this is not personal and is solely the aggregate data (For example a line such as "My most viewed post is a review of "X book" which currently has 145 views").
If a competition or giveaway is hosted on TheArtsShelf and you are a winner, I will contact you via Twitter DM or email; this would be specified at the time the giveaway/competition is posted. Any data gathered for the purposes of sending through any prize would only be used for that purpose and would be deleted once the prize was received. In some cases I may need to provide information to a third party, such as a Publisher, but this would be detailed in the original 'competition post' and would be discussed with any subsequent winner.
If you send a review request to my email below (Please check my Review Policy as to whether I am accepting requests), this information is only used by myself to accept or decline a request. If you wish an email to be deleted at any time, please let me know.
Lastly, in mid-2017 a massive Twitter appreciation thread for book bloggers took place, in which a desire to 'blog-hop' was expressed by many. As the thread was becoming unmanageable I decided to create a blog post here that listed everyone's blogs and twitter handles in one place, to make it easier for all to follow/blog-hop, etc. I only used public information from Twitter to create the list, as mentioned in the post, however if anyone on the list wishes to be removed please feel free to drop me a line at my email below, and I will remove forthwith. Similarly, if you'd like to be added, do let me know! :)
Please note that as this is a hobby blog and I am not a technical expert, legal expert, nor have I sought the advise of a technical expert or legal expert, this information and the steps I have taken to conform to the GDPR are known and taken to the best of my ability, using internet based resources, mainly this Guide to GDPR for Bloggers. They are also not legal experts. Any queries, please use my email below and I will endeavor to reply as soon as I am able.
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Have a lovely day!
[Post date: 24th May 2018]
[Last updated: 27th May 2018]