Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their 'Personally Identifiable Information' (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our website?

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address or other details to help you with your experience.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you or enter information on our site.
For example, when you leave a comment.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features to improve our website and in order to better serve you.

Do we use 'cookies'?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site's or service provider's systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We use cookies to:

 Understand and save user's preferences for future visits.
 Keep track of advertisements.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser's Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you turn cookies off, It won't affect the user's experience .

Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it's release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property or safety.  However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third-party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.


Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy.

We have implemented the following:

       Demographics and Interests Reporting

We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

Opting out:

Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law's reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. - See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:

Users can visit our site anonymously.  Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website.  Our Privacy Policy link includes the word 'Privacy' and can easily be found on the page specified above.

You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes:

       On our Privacy Policy Page

Can change your personal information:

       By logging in to your account

How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?

We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?

It's also important to note that we allow third-party behavioral tracking

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States' consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.  We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

      • We will notify you via email
       • Within seven business days

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.


The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:

       Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions

To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:

       Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
       Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
       Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
       Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
       Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
       Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at
blondewithbooks@gmail.com and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Marketing Policy


The organization contracting for the purchase of advertising or marketing covered by this policy hereinafter called "CLIENT" and BLONDE WITH BOOKS (or an affiliate thereof)(hereinafter called "BLOGGER") agree that all advertising or marketing opportunities placed by CLIENT with BLONDE WITH BOOKS shall be governed by the following terms and conditions:


(a) BLOGGER will invoice CLIENT monthly, using the first day of each month, if CLIENT has chosen one of the standard subscription advertising packages (i.e. Sapphire, Emerald, Ruby, Diamond, etc.).  If CLIENT has chosen a one time advertising package, special guest post, or promotional opportunity, an invoice will be sent once BLOGGER has completed their end of the agreement.  CLIENT will receive said invoice(s) via mail to the billing address provided unless electronic invoices are preferred or billing address is unavailable.

(b) Payment by CLIENT is due exactly thirty (30) days after the invoice is sent.  CLIENT waives any billing dispute if CLIENT does not notify BLOGGER of such dispute in writing within twenty-one (21) days from date of the invoice containing such amount in dispute.  In the event CLIENT timely notifies BLOGGER of such dispute, CLIENT and BLOGGER shall work diligently with one another toward a resolution, but any amount not in the dispute shall be promptly paid as described herein.  Payments by established and recognized advertising agencies for advertising shall be subject to 10% agency discount on cash payments only, except for non-commissionable amounts or as otherwise stated in a written document.

(c) For advertising, upon request BLOGGER shall provide proof of performance specifying exact times when content was posted.

(d) By providing BLOGGER with a product or service in exchange for an advertising or marketing opportunity, it is implied that CLIENT understands that they are subject to invoicing by BLOGGER.  It is also implied that CLIENT has read and understood these terms and conditions as they are laid out prior to initial contact with BLOGGER.


(a) CLIENT has the right to cancel agreement thirty (30) days following the invoice date, providing a written notice within ten (10) days of said invoice's due date.


(a) Any extensions or renewals of a contractual agreement shall be subject to prior approval by BLOGGER and shall be at the rates in effect at the time of said extension or renewal as set forth by BLOGGER's current rate card.


(a) BLOGGER reserves the right to termination any contract or agreement upon default by CLIENT in the payment of bills or other material breach of the terms hereof at any time upon one day's notice.  Upon such termination all charges for advertising or marketing completed by BLOGGER and not paid shall become immediately due and payable.

(b) In the event of material breach by BLOGGER in performing their part of an agreement, CLIENT reserves the right to terminate the agreement at any time upon one (1) day's notice.  In no event shall BLOGGER be liable or responsible for any incidental, special, consequential, or punitive damages (including without limitation, loss profits, promotional costs or costs of media) relating to the performance or breach of this Agreement.  BLOGGER's total liability to CLIENT for any breach of or failure to perform this Agreement shall be limited to a refund of any amount paid to BLOGGER under this Agreement.

(c) In case suit or action is instituted by BLOGGER for the collection of any money owing hereunder or for enforcement of any of BLOGGER's rights hereunder, CLIENT agrees to pay all costs and disbursements of said suit or action together with reasonable attorney's fees.


(a) If for any reason there is an interruption or omission of any advertising contracted to be published BLOGGER may suggest a substitute time period for the publication of the interrupted or omitted advertising or marketing.  If no such substitute time period is acceptable to CLIENT, BLOGGER shall provide a pro rata reduction of charges in the amount charged at time of purchase.


(a) BLOGGER shall have the right to cancel any purchased advertising or portion thereof covered by this Agreement in order to publish any content which, in its absolute discretion, it deems to be of public significance.  In any such case, BLOGGER will notify CLIENT when reasonably possible.  If CLIENT and BLOGGER cannot agree upon a substitute day and time, the product or service in question shall be deemed cancelled without charge.


(a) Unless otherwise agreed upon, all advertising or marketing shall be furnished by BLOGGER, excluding content and material, which shall be furnished by CLIENT.  All expenses connected with the delivery of advertising to BLOGGER, and with return therefrom, if directed, shall be paid for by CLIENT.

(b) Advertising material provided by CLIENT is subject to approval and BLOGGER may exercise right to reject such material, including a right to reject for unsatisfactory technical quality or content.

(c) In the event BLOGGER provides copy and/or production services to CLIENT all rights to such copy, content production, and any images, audio, and/or video recordings thereof shall be and remain the sole and exclusive property of BLOGGER and CLIENT's permitted use thereof shall be limited to advertising by BLOGGER.

(d) CLIENT warrant that all content provided to BLOGGER are properly licensed to be published via internet as BLOGGER may elect to publish said content on the internet.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Blonde with Books does not discriminate in any way on the basis of race or ethnicity, and will not accept any content that is intended to discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity.  Anyone contacting Blonde with Books understands that there is no place for hate in the Blonde with Books community, and said individuals who promote hate will be blocked indefinitely.


If there are any questions regarding any of the above policies, you may contact us using the information below.
Last Edited on May 24, 2018

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