Privacy & Cookie Policies

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Name - Uma Shankari

What do I do?

I write book reviews and other book related posts. I occasionally talk about writing. I do not earn money from this blog.

I, Uma Shankari, do not and will not and never have sold or stored or acquired personal information the person has not given voluntarily. Even in cases where the person whose information I have acquired has given the information voluntarily, the information is only used for giveaway purposes and traffic analysis. More details below. 
Any personal information collected on this blog is used for traffic analysis only. I will not sell or share your information. If you would like to know what information Blogger (which is hosted by Google) personally collects, kindly check out Google's Privacy Policy

Google Analytics: Like most bloggers, I use Google Analytics to evaluate blog traffic and obtain blog stats. It's a service provided by Google and information regarding the service can be found in their privacy policy (listed above). 
  • The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. 
  • I do not use Google Ad-Sense or accept any advertising on this blog. 
If you would like to opt-out of Google Analytics, please click here.

Cookies: This site uses cookies. There is a pop-up option on screen where you have the option to agree or disagree with whether your cookies can be recorded. I do not have access to your information either way. You can also contact the Help section of your browser, or peruse the About Cookies website if you have concerns.  


- I host giveaways on this blog using Rafflecopter (view their Privacy Policy).
- To be eligible for a chance in the giveaway, you may add your name and email address to the option Rafflecopter box. This is stated clearly in the giveaway, and you have the option whether or not to do so. If you win, I will email you using the email you’ve provided.
- I do not share or sell any of the personal information collected in the giveaway. I delete all information as soon as the giveaway ends. The person who won will be emailed, and then I will delete their information too.
- The postal address of the winner of the giveaway will not be stored either. I will send the book, then delete the information the winner has voluntarily given me.

Review Requests:
- I used to take review requests earlier via a google form that authors/publishers could fill out. I no longer take up review requests. If there is any change in this, my privacy policy will be edited to acknowledge the same.

Other things this site uses: 
  • Bloglovin' (view their Privacy Policy) is optional and allows people to follow this blog and can be undone at any time.
  • Disqus (view their Privacy Policy) is the comment system on this blog, and any information you use to sign in is given with your utter discretion. 
  • Pinterest (view their Privacy Policy) - I have a Pinterest Widget on my toolbar via which you could follow my Pinterest boards and can be undone at any point of time.

Policy last updated: 27/05/2018