Disclosures and Privacy Policy

The Basics of Bibliotica: Contact Info, Privacy, Disclosure,  and Comment Policies

Contact Info:

For general chatter, please use the comment system.

If you need to contact me directly, I can be reached via email:
melissa AT bibliotica DOT com.

Review Requests:

I love reading, and I’m willing to consider almost any review request. Please use the email address above, if you wish to contact me about a book you wrote, or one you’re representing. Please note that I typically schedule three months ahead, but that I try to leave a few available spaces open for “impulse reads.”


I respect your privacy, and expect you to respect mine. None of the personal information you provide by leaving a comment or emailing me will be shared with any person, company, or entity without your express permission, however, some information is retained. See below for details.


Unless otherwise noted the books reviewed on this blog were provided by a blog tour company, or acquired directly from an author or publisher, in exchange for an honest review. No money has changed hands.

Some of the older posts on this blog include paid contextual links. Inclusion of these links does not represent any endorsement of the product, company, or site in question.

  • Amazon
    As an Amazon affiliate, I earn commission on qualified purchases.


I welcome and encourage relevant comments, but I have some rules.

  • All comments from first-time submitters will be queued for approval.
  • I own my words, and expect you to own yours; anonymous comments will never be published.
  • Any comment I determine to be abusive, offensive, harassing, racist, sexist, threatening, or spam will not be tolerated, and will be deleted.
  • Comments are set to close after a post has been live for five days, in order to reduce the likelihood of spam attacks.
  • I reserve the right to post the contents (minus personal information) of any comment or email received in regard to this blog, and to identify the sender.

Specific Privacy Policies

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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 anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms

This only applies if you are logged into your own WordPress account while visiting this site.

Data Used: In order to process a comment like, the following information is used: WordPress.com user ID/username (you must be logged in to use this feature), the local site-specific user ID (if the user is signed in to the site on which the like occurred), and a true/false data point that tells us if the user liked a specific comment. If you perform a like action from one of our mobile apps, some additional information is used to track the activity: IP address, user agent, timestamp of event, blog ID, browser language, country code, and device info.

Activity Tracked: Comment likes.


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.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). 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 in to that website.


Data Used: To initiate and process subscriptions, the following information is used: subscriber’s email address and the ID of the post or comment (depending on the specific subscription being processed). In the event of a new subscription being initiated, we also collect some basic server data, including all of the subscribing user’s HTTP request headers, the IP address from which the subscribing user is viewing the page, and the URI which was given in order to access the page (REQUEST_URI and DOCUMENT_URI). This server data used for the exclusive purpose of monitoring and preventing abuse and spam.

Activity Tracked: Functionality cookies are set for a duration of 347 days to remember a visitor’s blog and post subscription choices if, in fact, they have an active subscription.


This site does not track stats.


How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

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.

Please Note:

I have zero interest in SEO services, third party content, or guest posts (unless they are part of a book tour). If that’s what you’re pitching, thank you, and goodbye.