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Terms and Conditions of Use:

By continuing on to use this site you are agreeing to be bound by this sites Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and Regulations. Further, you agree that you are responsible for compliance with any local laws governing use of this site. If you do NOT agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials and works on this site are protected by applicable copyright and trademark laws.

Disclosure Policy:

This disclaimer was posted on May 25, 2018. These statements represent all of the Read with a Cuppa sites including RSS feeds (Real Simple Syndication), emails - sent to readers upon request, and social media. Use of this site constitutes your agreement with the policies and disclaimers set forthwith.

Read with a Cuppa is a personal blog written and edited by the owner of this site. This website accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions, and / or other forms of compensation.


However, compensation does NOT, and will NOT influence the content, topics, posts or opinions. The opinions expressed are the personal opinions of the reviewer. Our readers are important to us, so is our integrity, if we don’t honestly feel that certain content will bring value to the readers, any offers of compensation for that content can go elsewhere.


The owner of this website works with several different affiliate marketing groups and receives compensation from said affiliate groups.


Privacy Policy:

Read with a Cuppa does NOT and will NOT sell, give or trade any contact information collected from the readers to anyone, any affiliate or entity. 

However, if you voluntarily give out personal information, such as when commenting or guest reviewing, other parties may use that information.

Important Note about On-site Ads:

Read with a Cuppa contains on-site or Third Party advertising. When you click on an ad you are NO LONGER on the Read with a Cuppa site . 

I have no control over the sites advertised and their privacy policies may be different. If you click an advertisement, please use your discretion when giving your contact information.

On-site or Third Party Advertisements are constantly changing. Ads that are out of sync with the morals and beliefs of Read with a Cuppa are blocked. 

If you see an ad with questionable content, please contact me and let me know which page or post you saw it on so it can be removed.

Google Analytics:

Read with a Cuppa uses Google Analytic software data with the purpose of improving the user experience. 

The information includes your IP (Internet Protocol) address, your ISP (Internet Service Provider), the browser you used to reach this site, the time you visited and which pages in our site your computer visited.

Cookies:

What is a Cookie?

A "cookie" is a piece of information that is stored on your computer's hard drive and which records how you move your way around a website so that, when you revisit that website, it can present tailored options based on the information stored about your last visit. Cookies can also be used to analyse traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes. 

Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system.   


If you want to check or change what types of cookies you accept, this can usually be altered within your browser settings. You can block cookies at any time by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.


To see a complete list of the technology and cookies we use on this site, click here.



How Do We Use Cookies?

We use cookies to track your use of our website. This enables us to understand how you use the site and track any patterns with regards how you are using our website. This helps us to develop and improve our website as well as products and / or services in response to what you might need or want. 

Cookies are either:

Session Cookies: these are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser – they usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page but they do not collect any personal data from your computer; or

Persistant Cookies: a persistent cookie is stored as a file on your computer and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again. 

Cookies can also be catagorised as follows:

Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential to enable you to use the website effectively, such as when buying a product and / or service, and therefore cannot be turned off. Without these cookies, the services available to you on our website cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet. 

Performance cookies: These cookies enable us to monitor and improve the performance of our website. For example, they allow us to count visits, identify traffic sources and see which parts of the site are most popular.

Functionality cookies: These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced features. For instance, we may be able to provide you with news or updates relevant to the services you use. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised. 

Third Party Advertising and Web Beacons:

Third Party advertising companies serve the ads you see when you are on this site and help to support Read With a Cuppa. These companies may use information, NOT including your name, address, and telephone number, about your visits to this and other websites to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

Some of these advertisers may use technologies such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on this site, which will also send these advertisers, like Google through the Google AdSense program , information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit this site, and occasionally whether or not you have Flash installed.


This is generally used for geotargeting purposes, that is to show you advertising from your local merchants. For more information, and information on how to opt out from these companies, please go to https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads


By managing your preferences in your personal security software you may be able to disable or selectively turn off the cookies from this site or a third parties site. 


This may affect how you are able to interact with site functions such as login services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts. 

Refer to the information on your individual security software.

Third Party Product and Service Warranties:

To the fullest extent of the law, Read with a Cuppa disclaims all warranties on products and services that a reader may purchase from a Third Party found by link from this site. 

Please make yourself aware of any warranties offered by these Third Parties before you make any purchases or hire any services.

Comment Policy:

Comments are monitored to prevent spam, hateful and obscene comments and comments that may be deemed offensive to the morality and integrity of Read with a Cuppa . 

Nasty Little Trolls are Not Welcome Here.

Comments may also be edited for length. If you feel your comment was within these guidelines and was not posted please contact me.


If you do choose to leave a comment, please do not try to sell a product or service to other readers or infringe any copyrights. 


Please keep your comments relevant to the post you are commenting on. 

*** Be Aware *** It is strongly advised that you do not divulge any information that can be deemed personally sensitive or contrary to the Criminal Code.

Editorial Policy:

The views and opinions on Read with a Cuppa, belong to their respective authors.

Photographs:

The photographs  that you see on this site are copyrighted by their respective owners. If you own the rights to any of the images and object to the way that they appear please email us through the Contact Form to let us know and they will be promptly and respectfully removed.

Links to Other Blogs:

I would not have started blogging without the inspiration, kindness, and wisdom of other bloggers. I happily link to other blogs and posts (legally known as Third Party Sites) that I feel are of value to my readers.

I can not guarantee, endorse, or approve of these sites products and giveaways legally. Read their individual disclosure and other policies before continuing on with these sites.

One Last Thing... Attribution:

Some of these photos and graphics belong to, or permission has been given to be used by, Read with a Cuppa. All of the posts on this site are written by Read with a Cuppa reviewers. 

Use a picture or quote a post, but please give us a little credit. 

Any Printables you find on Read with a Cuppa are created for your Personal Use Only. Commercial Distribution is strictly prohibited. (I got bit by a scammer on my Frugal Living blog with this. Though I wish her well, I simply don't wish her selling my work!)



Revision Policy:

Read with a Cuppa reserves the right to update these policies at anytime. Revisions will be noted at the bottom of this page. It is the Users responsibility to review these policies periodically.

This document was last updated on May 25, 2018



Wow, that’s a lot of legalese. I feel like a just wrote a novel.



Cheers,
        Gerry


Chapter Two:

GDPR for Europian Union Visitors

Who we are

Read With a Cuppa is a book review and personal blog. Our website address is https://readwithacuppa.com. You may contact us through our Contact Page .

Privacy Policy

      We respect your privacy.
     ❧ We are committed to protecting your privacy and your personal data.
     ❧ We are committed to making sure your data is held securely and for no longer than is necessary.
     ❧ We are committed to collecting the minimal amount of data that is necessary for the efficient operation of ReadwithaCuppa.com.
     ❧ Data includes, but its not limited to, information provided in comment forms, contact forms, and contest forms, IP address information as collected by our analytics providers, information provided in sign up forms such as newsletter subscriptions, and information transmitted through online payments.
     We use Google Analytics to better understand what people look at on our website. IP addresses, in and of themselves, do not allow us in any way to identify you as an individual, but we still treat the information as personal data which we respect and safeguard.
     ❧ The data stored on our Google Analytics account is set to delete every 50 months.
     ❧ We take all reasonable measures to protect the security of ReadwithaCuppa.com and, by extension, your personal data. This includes using strong passwords and log-in systems, and using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) when necessary.
     ❧ All contracts with staff and service providers include a Data Protection Agreement.
      We will not sell our readers’ personal information or contact information to any other company.
      We will not place our readers’ information on spam lists.
     ❧ You have the right to obtain from us confirmation about how information is being used and held.
      You have the right to request personal data be deleted and to end subscriptions (such as with newsletters).
     ❧ We will notify our readers of any security breaches of their personal data within 72 hours of such a breach.
      We aspire to comply to the fullest extent possible with applicable data protection regulations, in particular, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’). That includes using GDPR compliant partners for analytics, newsletter services, an affiliate sales.


Cookie Policy for Read With a Cuppa
     ❧ Contact us through our Contact Page

This is the Cookie Policy for Read With a Cuppa, accessible from:
What Are Cookies
As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. 

This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the sites functionality.
For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.
How We Use Cookies
We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not, in case they are used to provide a service that you use.
Disabling Cookies
You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.
The Cookies We Set

     ❧ Email newsletters related cookies
This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.
      ❧ Surveys related cookies


From time to time we offer user surveys and questionnaires to provide you with interesting insights, helpful tools, or to understand our user base more accurately. These surveys may use cookies to remember who has already taken part in a survey or to provide you with accurate results after you change pages.
      ❧ Forms related cookies


When you submit data to us through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.
      ❧ Site preferences cookies


In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.
Third Party Cookies
In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.
This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.


❧ From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.


❧ The Google AdSense service we use to serve advertising uses a DoubleClick cookie to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times that a given ad is shown to you.


❧ Several partners advertise on our behalf and affiliate tracking cookies simply allow us to see if our customers have come to the site through one of our partner sites so that we can credit them appropriately and where applicable allow our affiliate partners to provide any bonus that they may provide you for making a purchase.

❧ We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; Twitter, Instagram, Google+, and Bloglovin will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.


More Information
Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren't sure whether you need or not, it's usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site.

 This Cookies Policy was created with the help of the CookiePolicyGenerator.com
However if you are still looking for more information then you can Contact Us.