Privacy Policy

Kim Cleary operates the website which provides books and writing news, a newsletter subscription, a blog, plus other bookish, writing and reading-related items (my Service).

Privacy is very important to me, and I take your privacy equally seriously.

This page is used to inform website visitors how I collect, use, communicate, disclose, safeguard and otherwise make use of your personally identifiable information (“Personal Data”).

For the purposes of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, I, Kim Cleary, am the “data controller”. If you have any questions about this policy or about how I use your Personal Data, please contact me

Information Collection and Use

I only collect Personal Data when you chose to interact with me on the website or when you sign up to my mailing list. The information may be used to contact or identify you. For example, when you sign up to my mailing list, I ask you for:

  • your name
  • your email address, so I know where to send the email.

When you sign up, you will be asked to provide your consent to receive email communications. You can change your preferences at any time by updating your profile. You will also find a link to unsubscribe in the footer of every email newsletter sent to you, or you can contact me directly.

Automatically Collected Data

The website automatically collects information – such as the type of browser and operating system you are using, and the domain name of your Internet service provider. We do not link this information with any Personal Data.

Emails sent to my mailing list may contain cookies. These cookies identify whether you have opened an email and/or clicked a link within the email. These cookies record your email address, IP address, date and time you opened an email and/or clicked a link. They help me see whether an email has performed well or if I need to make changes in the emails I send.

Use of your Personal Data

I will only use your Personal Data for the purpose you requested and when the law allows me to. Most commonly, I use your Personal Data to:

  • process and manage your use of the website;
  • respond to your questions, comments and requests;
  • deliver communications that are relevant to your preferences / may be of interest to you where you have opted in to receive such communications;
  • improve my services and website through analysis of information.

Sharing of your Personal Data

I share Personal Data as necessary with third parties who provide services or functions on my behalf and who require the information to provide those specific services. For example, the delivery of my newsletter. Other third parties may include social media advertising platforms such as Facebook and Google Adwords for custom audience generation and the development of targeting criteria for other audiences.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data so they can perform the tasks assigned to them on my behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.

Keeping your Personal Data secure

I have implemented security policies and technical measures to safeguard Personal Data. I maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with applicable law, including the GDPR, to safeguard Personal Data from accidental loss, destruction or damage and unauthorised access, use and disclosure.

Retention periods for use of your Personal Data

I will use and store your Personal Data only for as long as necessary, bearing in mind the uses of your Personal Data as described in this privacy policy and otherwise as communicated to you. I review the Personal Data we hold at regular intervals and delete permanently or anonymise any Personal Data which is no longer necessary.


This Website and my services are aimed at adults, and I do not knowingly collect any Personal Data relating to children aged under 15 years old. If you are under the age of 15, please do not provide us with any of your Personal Data, including your email address.

Access to and control over your Personal Data

You have legal rights under applicable law in relation to your Personal Data. You can ask the following questions, or take the following actions, at any time by contacting me via email:

  • see what Personal Data is held (if any), including why it is held and who it could be disclosed to;
  • ask me to change/correct your Personal Data;
  • ask me to delete your Personal Data;
  • object to the processing of your Personal Data;
  • ask me to restrict the processing of your Personal Data;
  • withdraw any consents you have given me for the processing of your Personal Data; and
  • express any concerns you have about third parties’ use of your Personal Data.


This policy is effective as of 20 May 2018. I review privacy practices on an ongoing basis and may change this privacy policy from time to time. Please check this page frequently to ensure you are familiar with its current content.


If you have any questions about my Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact me via email –

May 20th 2018