Created: 7th February 2021

Last updated: 24th May 2021

Written by: Arran Wilkins.

A.W. Book Reviews (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates (the “Site”). This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site.

We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Site. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

Whilst we have links to other websites, each will have their own separate privacy policies, which we recommend you read. We take no responsibility for the link safety.

Please see Automattic’s “Privacy Notice for Visitors to Our Users’ Sites” at:

Information Collection And Use

While using our Site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to your name (“Personal Information”).

When Contacting us

When you contact use, we require information including, but not limited to, name, email and reasons for communication purposes.



If you wish to remove, any comment that you have made please contact us on the contact page of the website. Comments at some time or another maybe deleted.

Log Data

Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site (“Log Data”).

This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.

Internet cookies

We use cookies on this website to provide you with a better user experience. We do this by placing a small text file on your device / computer hard drive to track how you use the website, to record or log whether you have seen particular messages that we display, to display relevant adverts or content, referred you to a third party website.

Some cookies maybe required to enjoy and use the full functionality of this website.

Some cookies will be saved for specific time periods, where others may last indefinitely. Your web browser should provide you with the controls to manage and delete cookies from your device, please see your web browser options.

For information on which cookies are used and options to opt out, please see Automattic cookie policy at:

Google Search Console

We make use of Google Search Console to help the website to be found by google, see more at:

Bing Webmaster

We make use of Bing Webmaster to help the website to be found by Bing, see more at:

Your individual rights

Under the GDPR your rights are as follows. You can read more about your rights in details here;

  • the right to be informed;
  • the right of access;
  • the right to rectification;
  • the right to erasure;
  • the right to restrict processing;
  • the right to data portability;
  • the right to object; and
  • the right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling.

You also have the right to complain to the ICO [] if you feel there is a problem with the way we are handling your data.

We handle subject access requests in accordance with the GDPR.


The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Storing your personal data:

Our website is hosted by using Automattic, Inc which is where your data will be initially stored. Automattic, Inc is based in the United States. This is covered by an EU decision on the “…adequacy of the protection provided by the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield”.

Your Personal Information will be deleted within five years if not before.

Sponsored links, affiliate tracking & commissions

Our website may contain adverts, sponsored and affiliate links on some pages. These are typically served through our advertising partner; WordAds/Automattic Ads who uses Ad providers like Google Adsense and more. We only use trusted advertising partners who each have high standards of user privacy and security. However we do not control the actual adverts seen / displayed by our advertising partners. Our ad partners may collect data and use cookies for ad personalisation and measurement. Where ad preferences are requested as ‘non-personalised’ cookies may still be used for frequency capping, aggregated ad reporting and to combat fraud and abuse.

Clickable sponsored or affiliate links may be displayed as a website URL like this; or or as a titled text link like this: Arran’s Book Reviews.

Clicking on any adverts, sponsored or affiliate links may track your actions by using a cookie saved to your device. You can read more about cookies on this website above. Your actions are usually recorded as a referral from our website by this cookie. In most cases we earn a very small commission from the advertiser or advertising partner, at no cost to you, whether you make a purchase on their website or not.

We use advertising partners in these ways to help generate an income from the website, which allows us to continue our work and provide you with the best overall experience and valued information.

If you have any concerns about this we suggest you do not click on any adverts, sponsored or affiliate links found throughout the website.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of 1st February 2021 and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Service after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you by placing a prominent notice on our website.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us using the form on the contact page on the website or by our email address at

Privacy policy templates that were used to create this privacy policy from:

1) Jamie King Creative design Agency, Download Privacy Policy Template Available at: [Accessed 2nd February 2021].

2) Wilkins, Torrin. Centre Privacy Policy Available at: [Accessed 2nd February 2021].

3) Termsfeed, Generic Privacy Policy template Available at: [Accessed 2nd February 2021].

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