Flying Off the Bookshelf values your privacy. This policy will help you understand what information we collect and what we do to protect that information.

We reserve the right to change this policy at any time. We will do our best to notify you of major changes, but you can always check this page for latest privacy policy.

Affiliate Disclosure

This website contains affiliate links. This means if you make a purchase using a link, we may get a small commission at no cost to you. Included in this is Amazon. Flying Off the Bookshelf is an Amazon Associate and may get a commission from Amazon if you click through to an Amazon product and make a purchase.

Information We Collect

Contact forms

When you sign up to our newsletter, we collect your first name and email address. You always have the option to unsubscribe from our email subscription list.


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.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We collect anonymous data regarding website use such as IP addresses, web browsers, page views. This information is used to improve our site and is not associated with any personal identifiable information.

Who We Share Your Data With

We do not sell, trade, or transfer personal information to third-parties. This does not include parties who assist us in our operations, such our as our email service. These parties also keep information confidential.

How Long We Keep 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.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Your Data Rights

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.

For any questions concerning your data, contact us at

Where We Send Your Data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How We Use Your Data

We only use this information to contact you via our newsletter or other email campaigns and to improve our website to better serve you. Ways we use this information my include:

  • To operate and maintain the website.
  • To send you promotional information. You can always opt-out of receiving emails.
  • To send you administrative information, such as updates to this privacy policy.
  • To respond to comments and inquiries.
  • To provide you with user support.
  • To track and measure website analytics.
  • To protect against and deter unauthorized or illegal activity.

Additional information

Data Protection

We never ask for private information such as credit card numbers, mailing addresses, social security numbers, etc. Please never submit personal information to Flying Off the Bookshelf.

Data Breach Procedures

If we have a data breach, we will notify our email subscribers within 7 days. We will also have a notice about this breach on our website within 7 days.

Industry Regulatory Disclosure Requirements

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act) — We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old. We do not knowingly collect any information from children under the age of 13.

GDPR Compliance — Our site is based in the United States, but knowing we have users across the world we are committed to complying with GDPR. We do this by being transparent with regards to our use of data and keeping this data safe and accurate. We make our use of cookies clear.

Contact Us

For questions about our privacy policy or to request amendments to your personal information, please contact us at flyingoffthebookshelf (at)