Updated July 31, 2020
Good Books Great Life values your privacy. Please know that we will be responsible with your data because you are very important to us.
This policy explains when and why we collect data from you, how we use it, the conditions in which we may disclose it and how we keep it secure. (Nothing scary or complicated, I promise!)
If you ever have questions or concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Who we are
Our website address is: https://goodbooksgreatlife.com.
We’re Good Books Great Life, which was founded in 2020 by Terri Thompson. We’re a website full of books recommendations, lifestyle content, gift ideas, great conversation, and more. We’re US based, but have had contributing authors from all over the world. We may be small but we strive to be global.
How do we collect information about you?
We collect information via log files, cookies, subscribing to our newsletters, purchasing products via Good Books Great Life, and by leaving comments on our site.
What Information do we collect About You?
We collect information on your name, email address, website (if you leave this in a comment), IP address and the pages that you visited and when you visited them on the site.
All financial details are collected via E-junkie and PayPal. Neither of which retains any financial information once the transaction has been processed. Good Books Great Life does not receive any of your financial information.
How and Why Do We Collect Your Information?
Like most website around the world, we collect data via Google Analytics about the number of visitors on our site and how they use our site.
We use this information to better our website. We view how many people visit our site, how they got here, what they viewed and how they moved through our site. We want to know what you like and what we need to give your more of. We also view search terms to see how Google views our site.
GA records your approximate location down to town level, the type device you are using e.g. Mobile or Table, Name of device e.g. iPad or Samsung Galazy etc…, operating system e.g. Windows 10 or iOS and browser e.g. Firefox or Chrome, and none of this data can be used to identify you.
Google does record your IP address, however, we don’t have access to this information and it modifies it so that you can not be identified. We only know the area that you are in.
Can you tell me more about this Google Analytics demographic data?
We are committed to making sure our website is valuable to you.
In order to do this, we’ve implemented Google Analytics demographic data and interest reporting features. This tools allows us to view anonymous data of gender, age, and interests of our visitors and use that to better tailor our website to your interests.
Although this information is gathered through your Google ad settings, it is not provided to us in a personally-identifiable manner. We cannot identify what information is about you, nor we will try to find out.
To do this Google Analytics uses a “cookie” on your machine. You can read more about Cookies below.
What are cookies and how do you use them?
Cookies are a small piece of code that we use to track your use of the site and provide the best possible experience for you.
Specifically we use them for our comment section (read more below) so you don’t have to enter your information every time your comment and also for our Google Analytics data.
You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in your browser.
However, if you disable cookies, this can affect your ability to interact with us or any other website, including the ability to log into services, programs, and your on-line accounts.
What do I need to know about your advertisers.
Good Books Great Life uses third party advertisements to help support our site. Specifically we use ads from Google.
Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed.
This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (This means you may see advertisements for local-to-you hotels or stores on our site.) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (This means that if you frequent gardening site, you may see gardening ads our our site).
How does Amazon use our cookies?
As part of the Amazon Affiliate program, Amazon will track purchases that we can view after clicking from our site, but we have no way of knowing who purchased what. This information is used by Amazon to calculate our earnings.
What happens when we leave a comment on your site?
We love hearing from you so we give you the option to leave a comment.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
You can leave a comment anonymously or you have the option to leave a name, email address, and/or website.
We only use this information to identify you as the comment maker and do not pass this on to any third party. Your email address will never be visible on our site.
Your details will remain in our comment database unless we remove it or the article is removed from the site.
You may request that we delete the comment and remove you details at any time. Please email us at terri@goodbooksgreatlife to ask for this to be carried out.
If you are under 16 you must obtain your parent’s permission before leaving a comment.
Please remember to never leave personally-identifiable information in a comment anywhere on the web. Please keep yourself safe!
What about 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.
What happens when I subscribe to your newsletter?
You may choose to subscribe to any (or all) or our newsletters via our sign-up form. You will never be automatically subscribed via others actions on our site. We ask for your email address (so we know where to send your newsletter) as well as your name. Giving us your name is optional and is only used to personalize your email newsletters.
Your information is collected and given directly to our email service provider, MailChimp.
You may unsubscribe at any time from our newsletters using the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email or you can email us at terri@goodbooksgreatlife and ask to be removed. Please make sure that you are using the same email address as you receive the emails from so we can find you on our list.
Within our email service provider we use tags to track the pages that you visit and actions that you take within the emails so that we can provide a more personalized newsletter to you.
We will send emails about 1 – 3 times a week and with our tracking will try and make these as relevant to you as possible. From time to time we may include promotions for products that we believe you will enjoy.
If you have subscribed and received one of our free products your email with the link is also sent via MailChimp.
What happens if you purchase one of our products?
If you have made a purchase from us, your details are stored either by our store database for products we have produced and you can download there or via a third party either E-junkie or Teachers Pay Teachers for our products or one of the affiliate product owners. All affiliate products will be clearly identified.
We ask for 3 pieces of information for downloads direct from our store – country (to apply EU VAT if necessary), First Name and Email Address.
All payments are made via PayPal which does not retain any financial information once the transaction has been processed.
Products sold by E-Junkie will collect your name and email address for the purpose of providing you with the product you have purchased. The data held in send owl includes your name, email address, IP address and PayPal email. We can delete this information upon request but for financial and legal reasons copies of the invoices are retained.
When you buy products via our affiliates, they will each collect and retain their own data. We do not have access to your name or email address as part of this. We just know what products and how many products are sold through our links.
Please see our affiliates’ privacy and data protection policies for more information on how they collect and process your personal data.
If you are reading this and are under 16…
Please get a parent’s or guardian’s permission to enter any data on our site (like leaving a comment), make any purchases, or subscribe to our newsletter.
Will we ever transfer your data?
No! We’ll never transfer data unless we are legally obligated to do so.
Can you remove my data?
Absolutely. If you would like us to remove your data. Please send an email to email@example.com. We will remove your data within 30 days.
Thank you for reading all the way to the end! It’s a lot, isn’t it? But, hopefully I was as clear as possible. If you have any further questions, you can email me at any time.