PRIVACY POLICY

Last Updated: May 23, 2018

THE PULP AND MYSTERY SHELF requires names and e-mails for sign-up in order to comment. This is only used to help determine whether or not you making legitimate, authentic comments or if the content comes from a spammer. It is used for no other purpose. Providing this information will be considered consent, as commenting on content is optional for accessing the site. 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. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Please note that data is not shared with anyone. If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

All giveaways that appear on THE PULP AND MYSTERY SHELF are provided by third parties using Rafflecopter and are subject to Rafflecopter’s Terms and Conditions. Also note the information is being collected and used by the blog tour operators or authors who provide the Rafflecopter code to THE PULP AND MYSTERY SHELF. Each post is clearly labeled as to who the providing entity is.

This site utilizes other third party social media applications including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter; your use of these plugins is subject to the Privacy Policy of the respective companies. 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. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

In regard to retention, if you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Cookies are also used at THE PULP AND MYSTERY SHELF. This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymous tracking data to third party applications, such as Google Analytics. While user experience is generally improved using cookies, go to http://www.allaboutcookies.org for  more information on how to disable them if you so choose.

  • If you leave a comment on this site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
  • If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
  • When you log in, the site will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

THE PULP AND MYSTERY SHELF is run by Shannon Elise-Muir Broden, publishing as Shannon Muir. The mailing address for THE PULP AND MYSTERY SHELF is PO Box 1505, Burbank, CA 91507, USA. The contact e-mail is shannon.muir@outlook.com.

If you wish your information to be removed and withdraw consent, please contact at the addresses listed above.  If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.