Privacy Policy

This policy was last updated 5/23/18.

Your privacy is important to Socrates' Book Reviews. The policy below outlines how your personal information is collected and how it is used when you use our website.

You agree to the terms of this policy when you use this website. This privacy policy may change from time to time. If any changes are made, then you will be notified by revising the date at the top of this policy.

About Socrates' Book Reviews

Founded in 2008 and based in USA, Socrates' Book Reviews is an independently operated blog run by Yvonne Hering. This website is a blog about books, reviews and pets.

How Information is Collected
Here is how your information is collected on Socrates' Book Reviews:

if you leave a comment on the blog
through website cookies and log files
through Google Analytics
through giveaways

Blog Comments
Love something you read on my blog? Then leaving a comment is a great way to do that! I personally love hearing your feedback. If you choose to leave a comment on a blog post, then please be aware that the comment is then public and visible to anyone who reads the comment section. Your email address is never shared or disclosed, but your name and comment will be visible to others.

It is highly recommended that you avoid leaving detailed personal information in your comments.

I reserve the right to remove comments deemed as inappropriate, threatening, profane, or spammy without notice.

E-mail Subscriptions
E-mail subscriptions are managed by Google's Feedburner.  If you subscribe, you will receive new posts when they are added to the blog.  The names and e-mails of this blog's subscribers are stored on Feedburner.  I will not use this information for any other purpose.

Any and all information collected for giveaways, such as your email address or mailing address, will not be shared or distributed by Socrates' Book Reviews. We will not contact you directly unless you sign up to receive our email or we email you to inform you that you won a giveaway or if there is a problem with a giveaway that you entered. We do not save your information nor do we use cookies or any other tracking device. If you choose to click on a link that takes you away from Socrates' Book Reviews, you may possibly be tracked by cookies or other devices on that site.

However, in some instances, such as giveaways, your mailing address and/or email address will be passed along to the publisher, author, or other prize sponsor, for the distribution of prizes. By providing your email address and/or your name and mailing address you are authorizing Socrates' Book Reviews to pass your information along to the giveaway sponsor for prize distribution. If we request your name and mailing address and/or your email address as part of a giveaway, you can leave it in the post or sent it to me in email so that your information is not out in public.

Cookies store user-specific information into a log. I use the following cookies on Socrates' Book Reviews

Google Analytics (for tracking website traffic and user behavior): Read how their cookies work

Google Analytics
Socrates' Book Reviews uses Google Analytics to track website performance and user behavior. It provides information on pageviews, referral sources, and other valuable information that helps me adapt the content I write for this website. Google Analytics does capture anonymous data about location, age, gender, and interests, but I have no way to connect that information and specifically identify you. Google Analytics may also capture your IP address as you make your way around this website. User and event data is retained for 26 months and then is automatically deleted. You can read more about that here.

Social Media Privacy
Socrates' Book Reviews uses various social media platforms. Socrates' Book Reviews is not responsible for what you post on Socrates' Book Review's social media channels.

Parental Consent
If you are under 16 years old, you must first have parental permission before using our website or entering personal information.

Final Notes on this Privacy Policy
You have the right to access your personal data and know how it is being processed. Hopefully, the policy above adequately explains how your data is used.

Personal information will not be transferred unless we are legally obligated to do so. If you would like your information to be removed from our systems, please contact You can request to be removed at any time.

Socrates' Book Reviews contains links to other websites. As such, Socrates' Book Reviews is not responsible for the privacy policies of other websites or the third party applications it uses.

If you have questions or concerns about this privacy policy, please feel free to contact us at