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Update: New Cookies Policy and Privacy Policy

With the GDPR set to be enforceable on May 25, 2018, we needed to make some changes in order to comply with the GDPR. These changes included updates to how we collect emails for the weekly newsletter, an updated privacy policy, a cookies policy, and a banner allowing visitors to "opt out" of cookies beyond the ones necessary to view On My Kindle.

Newsletter Subscriptions

Earlier today, I sent out several emails asking subscribers to renew their subscriptions to On My Kindle Book Reviews' weekly newsletter. I did this because how I collected those email addresses in the past did not comply with the GDPR. Since I didn't collect information regarding where subscribers lived, I had to start from scratch in case some subscribers reside in countries that are members of the EU.

I messed up the first two or three mailings. I apologize to my subscribers for the multiple emails. Please understand that it was a new process for me and I had to work the kinks out.

I finally have it set up that when subscribers renew their subscriptions, their email addresses are added to a new list for future mailings starting April 15th. If you missed the correct email or didn't see the email and want to continue receiving newsletters, you can visit the new (and improved) signup form.

Privacy Policy

I know it's long, I know it's boring, but you really need to read it. The Privacy Policy will tell you what information is being gathered and what it's used for. Much of the information collected about visitors is being disclosed by you voluntarily, like when you comment on the blog, comment on social media, subscribe to the newsletter, or contact me using the contact form or email. Other information that I disclose in author's bios on the blogs and links to their books on merchants' websites, is obtained through implicit agreement. It's information that is posted publicly. 

What it boils down to is that an author's personal, private information will not be disclosed on the blog. For instance, if an author has a pseudonym, the author's real name will not be disclosed on the blog. 

Links to social media sites, authors' websites, and where to find their books are stored on Trello's servers. 

Emails and email addresses are stored on Gmail's servers and, when I receive an email, that email address is stored for future correspondence. Email addresses are also stored on MailChimp's servers for the purpose of sending the weekly newsletters.

If any of this bothers you, please feel free to contact us and we will delete past correspondence and your contact information.

Cookies Policy

This is a much shorter, and easier to understand, policy. It's another policy that you need to read. I am not using Google Analytics; however, the blog's host still gathers some information about you. I use a third party to ensure GDPR compliance and that company also gathers some information about you.

The New Banner

I'll be implementing some sort of opt-in or opt-out banner for cookies in the near future. I know it's going to be annoying; however, since I have followers in countries that belong to the EU, it needs to be done.

In case you were wondering, I was able to create a privacy policy for free on Termly and the free (and annoying) banner is courtesy of Cookiebot. The links for these sites aren't affiliate links, I know that a few authors and bloggers follow me so I thought it would be nice to let you know where I found GDPR compliance help.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding these changes, please feel free to reach out to me at