Privacy Policy

Since new laws make it mandatory to have a privacy policy on any public blog or other website that conducts giveaways, or has interactive qualities (such as how one may enter their name and e-mail or social media account to respond or enter giveaways on this blog) here is my own policy in an effort to remain in compliance.

As someone who has been the victim of identity theft and hacking in the past, I completely understand and know the dangers there are to be found online.

I reserve the right to update this blog’s privacy policy at any time as I see fit, or to remain in compliance with evolving FTC guidelines or practices or those of other significant entities and organizations. I will update the statement below and note where changes or additions/omissions have been made each time this privacy policy is updated. 

(This privacy policy was updated on the 19th of December 2016)


WHAT INFORMATION IS NEEDED?

All information collected will be handled through either the comment section of WordPress, or Rafflecopter when entering giveaways. WordPress will only require your name and e-mail, or may offer an option to sign in from another social media account to post a response.  More information on my giveaway policy and rules, as well as information on what other information will be needed, can be found here.

Rafflecopter will only ever ask for your name, e-mail, and some social media links. This critical information will not be distributed in any way.

WHY IS THIS INFO NEEDED?

This information is needed to comment on a post on my blog and/or enter a giveaway hosted through Rafflecopter.

HOW WILL YOU PROTECT MY INFORMATION?

I will try my best to delete any comments containing sensitive information such as addresses or e-mails, but I CANNOT take responsibility for you posting this information on your own. By utilizing Rafflecopter, rather than hosting giveaways through forms on this site, I am eliminating the risk of entering your email address or name in the comment sections. Rafflecopter features their own security features to help maintain privacy, and I am not to be held accountable for breaches in their security or operations.

DO YOU STORE COOKIES?

This site does not directly utilize or store cookies. However, it does feature ads through Amazon and (effective August 22, 2016) Target, who may utilize and store cookies on their own sites, means, or forums in an effort to give you a better shopping experience by having personalized recommendations or ads tailored to your particular visit. Please understand that these ads, if monetized,  are authentic to their respective brands and corporations and the profit made from featuring them and/or promoting them is used to help with school, blog maintenance (including self-hosted giveaways or contests), or other personal expenses. Unless otherwise stated or listed below or above them,  any other videos, posters, buttons, badges, advertisements, products, social media sites, entities, or links featured in the sidebar (excluding the aforementioned Target or Amazon ads) are my own selections to feature and promote and I have not been compensated to feature them in any way. Should I ever be compensated to feature any of the aforementioned mediums, they will be identified and/or listed as sponsored above or below them (excluding the aforementioned Target or Amazon ads). Really, this is for ad companies or entities who directly contact me to be featured in the sidebar, in which case I will note these as sponsored.

THIRD PARTY LINKS

I sometimes feature links to other blogs, websites, social media sites, products, videos, photos, entities, or businesses. I am not to be held responsible for the practices and polices these sites or entities may follow, which may be different from this particular blog.

SIDEBAR CONTENT

The Amazon or Target ad spaces featured on the sidebars are monetized and sourced through my affiliate accounts so I may receive a portion of proceeds to help with the cost of maintaining this blog or other personal expenses. Unless otherwise stated or listed below or above them,  any other videos, posters, buttons, badges, advertisements, products, social media sites, entities, or links featured in the sidebar (excluding the aforementioned Target or Amazon ads) are my own selections to feature and promote and I have not been compensated to feature them in any way. Should I ever be compensated to feature any of the aforementioned mediums, they will be identified and/or listed as sponsored above or below them. Really, for the most part, it’s just cool stuff I want to share with you.

MALWARE SECURITY

As of June 14th 2016, RJ Does Books now utilizes Site Lock to scan this website daily in order to reduce the possibility of malware being uploaded to this site.

PERSONAL STATEMENT:

This is simply a review/personal blog where I want to share my favorite products or various entertainment-related content, reviews, information and purchase links to my own original work, interviews or other relative information, and connect with other bookish or entertainment-loving people. Through the understandable rise of ever changing rules and regulations of organizations, businesses, or other corporate, government, and/or legal guidelines, procedures and policies—as well as the expectancy to memorize them all or remain updated to remain in compliance—I cannot be held responsible for any faults/issues encountered during breach that is beyond my own control (such as foreign or domestic hacking) or through minor discordance or abstracted mindset  since I am merely just a blogger and writer who may only occasionally feature links to purchase products on Amazon and Target to help with the costs of maintaining this blog and/or other personal expenses. These minimal contributions may never equate to the amount of revenue generated from corporate and/or more syndicated and commercial entities, brands, sites, blogs, or businesses, which are personally thought to be expected to prioritize their efforts of remaining in compliance more so than a simple blog. Links regarding my own original work will not be linked to an Amazon Affiliate account, but instead appear as a standard link to the product page. All profits and royalties earned from my original work will come from the actual purchase of the book itself, such as in standard practices and procedures. It is my right as an author and content creator to be able to solicit, market, discuss, sell, promote, and earn profit from my own original work and creations without limitations and I will try my best to comply with FTC guidelines.


FTC DISCLAIMER

In accordance with new FTC guidelines, any books, movies, music, toys, collectibles, or other products featured and/or reviewed—unless otherwise specified—have been purchased with my own money or have been sent to me for review by publishing affiliates, authors, or other official personal, marketing, brand, or publicity personnel. Items received for review, or other sponsored posts or content will be labeled as such at the beginning or end of the post or widget they are featured in, and have been sent to me in exchange for an honest review.
AMAZON & TARGET AFFILIATE (updated 12-19-16)
I also disclose that I am an Amazon and Target affiliate who may sometimes feature links and/or ads on my website to purchase products featured after following the link and may sometimes receive a portion of proceeds in exchange for their promotion. This small contribution goes back into the costs of maintaining this blog and/or personal, or professional expenses. Links regarding my own original work will not be linked to an Amazon Affiliate account, but instead appear as a standard link to the product page.
AUTHOR & OTHER ROYALTIES
I am also an author/writer who may occasionally release novels or other original work, content, and creations, and will include links to purchase them or, if possible, read them on a variety of platforms and/or sites that they are available on. These particular links will not be linked to an Amazon affiliate account, and will instead be standard links. (Double-dipping is a shady thing to do!) All profits/royalties earned from my original work will come from the actual purchase of the book, product, work or creation itself, such as in standard practices and procedures. It is my right as an author and content creator to be able to solicit, market, discuss, sell, promote, and earn profit from my own original work and creations without limitations and I will try my best to comply with FTC guidelines.

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