Privacy Policy


This website,, is based in the United States. It is built on the WordPress platform. The WordPress Privacy Policy can be found here.


When visitors leave comments on the site, the data shown in the comments form is collected, 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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact form use

When visitors use the Contact form to get in touch with us, the form requires the visitor’s first name and email address. You are giving us permission to correspond with you using the provided information.


We use the WP-Statistics plugin for website visitor analytics, a GDPR compliant WordPress plugin. IP addresses are anonymized by the plugin and no personal data is collected. You can read the WP Statistics Privacy Policy here.


The Wordfence plugin includes an endpoint firewall and malware scanner that were built from the ground up to protect WordPress. Threat Defense Feed arms Wordfence with the newest firewall rules, malware signatures and malicious IP addresses it needs to keep a website safe. Rounded out by a suite of additional features, Wordfence is the most comprehensive WordPress security solution available. The Wordfence plugin collects IP addresses, type of browser and location information and sets cookies in certain situations (e.g. Wordfence Firewall sets cookies for logged-in WordPress users to perform a capability check before it loads WordPress) in order to better monitor and protect the website. Please read  the Wordfence GDPR compliance page for more information.


Our website, (hereinafter: “the website”) uses cookies and other related technologies (for convenience all technologies are referred to as “cookies”). Cookies are also placed by third parties we have engaged. In the document below we inform you about the use of cookies on our website. 

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small simple file that is sent along with pages of this website and stored by your browser on the hard drive of your computer or another device. The information stored therein may be returned to our servers or to the servers of the relevant third parties during a subsequent visit.

What are scripts?

A script is a piece of program code that is used to make our website function properly and interactively. This code is executed on our server or on your device.

What is a web beacon?

A web beacon (or a pixel tag) is a small, invisible piece of text or image on a website that is used to monitor traffic on a website. In order to do this, various data about you is stored using web beacons.


When you visit our website for the first time, we will show you a pop-up with an explanation about cookies. You do have the right to opt-out and to object against the further use of non-functional cookies.

You can also disable the use of cookies via your browser, but please note that our website may no longer work properly.

 Technical or functional cookies

Some cookies ensure that certain parts of the website work properly and that your user preferences remain known. By placing functional cookies, we make it easier for you to visit our website. This way, you do not need to repeatedly enter the same information when visiting our website.

For example, 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.

You may choose to set your web browser to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent. This may result in the website not functioning as well as it should.

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. Please refer to the third-party websites for their Terms Of Use and Privacy Policy.

Social media buttons

On our website we have included buttons for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest to promote webpages (e.g. “like”, “pin”) or share (e.g. “tweet”) on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. These buttons work using pieces of code coming from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest themselves. This code places cookies. These social media buttons also can store and process certain information, so a personalized advertisement can be shown to you.

Please read the privacy statement of these social networks (which can change regularly) to read what they do with your (personal) data which they process using these cookies. The data that is retrieved is anonymized as much as possible. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest are located in the United States.


If you wish to subscribe to the Bookended newsletter, you may do so by subscribing with your email address. You are giving us permission to email you with latest posts and updates from the Bookended website. You may also unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time.

We do not sell the information that we collect. We use security plugins to safeguard all data though this being the Internet, we can only provide due diligence.

Placed cookies


We use SiteGround for website hosting.


For more information, please read the SiteGround Privacy Policy.


We use Complianz for cookie consent management.


For more information, please read the Complianz Privacy Policy.


We use WordFence for website security.


For more information, please read the WordFence Privacy Policy.


We use Facebook for display of recent social posts and/or social share buttons.


For more information, please read the Facebook Privacy Policy.


We use Twitter for display of recent social posts and/or social share buttons.


For more information, please read the Twitter Privacy Policy.

Your rights with respect to personal data

We do not sell the information that we collect. We use security plugins to safeguard all data though this being the Internet, we can only provide due diligence.

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.

If you contact us via the website, your message and any information you provide will be retained for purposes of record.

What rights you have over your data

If you 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.

We use a newsletter service for creating and providing the newsletter.

Protecting your data

This website employs tools (security plugins, SSL) to protect any data that you may share with us.

Enabling/disabling and deleting cookies

You can use your internet browser to automatically or manually delete cookies. You can also specify that certain cookies may not be placed. Another option is to change the settings of your internet browser so that you receive a message each time a cookie is placed. For more information about these options, please refer to the instructions in the Help section of your browser.

Contact details

For questions and/or comments about our privacy and cookie policy and this statement, please contact us by using the following contact details:


Terms Of Use And Privacy Policy Changes

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site.

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time, and at our sole discretion. We encourage visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to our Privacy Policy.

Your continued use of our website after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

This page was last updated on April 19th, 2020.