Disclaimer + Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is https://thelitedit.com/.

The personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments:

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 anonymised string created from your email address 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. 

Cookies:

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 up 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 log in information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen option cookies last for a year. If you select ‘Remember Me’ your log in will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the log in cookies will be removed. 

Embedded content from other websites:

Articles on this site may include embedded content. 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged into that website.

Analytics:

This website uses Google Analytics and WordPress Stats to track personal data including cookies and usage data.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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 data 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.

Your contact information

If you have any concerns regarding privacy on The Literary Edit, please send me an email at lucy@thelitedit.com.

Additional information

Disclosure policy:

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. This blog does occasionally accept sponsorship and I will and do accept and keep free products, services, travel, event tickets, and other forms of compensation from companies and organisations as well. The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are always my own. I will only endorse products or services that I believe are worthy of my endorsement.

Sponsored posts or advertisements will be identified as paid advertisements, normally with a disclosure note at the beginning and/or end of the post. I will not include do-follow links in sponsored posts. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.

Affiliate links:

The Literary Edit uses affiliate links. This means that when you click through to products recommended by me, I will earn a tiny amount of commission for referring you. This blog is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk.

Book review policy:

If you would like me to consider your book for review, please email me at lucy@thelitedit.com. Please note, that due to the volume of review requests I receive, that while I endeavour to always reply, some emails do slip through the net.