Privacy Policy

Rest assured that I’m just doing Views Re. Books to keep my mind active. I’ve got no agenda for your data so the only reason to share it with third parties is to make the website work well, as detailed below.

What personal data is collected and why


  • If you leave a comment on the site the data shown in the comments form is collected (this is, of course, on a public website, so can be copied by anyone), and also your IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. This data is retained indefinitely so follow-up comments can be recognised and approved automatically.
  • An anonymised 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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


  • If you leave a comment you can opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies, so that you don’t have to fill in your details again next time you comment. These cookies are kept for one year.


  • If you’ve subscribed to the blog then the name and email address you provide will be kept purely for the purpose of telling you when a new post has been posted. The emails you get will have a link for unsubscribing.

What rights you have over your data

If you’ve subscribed or left comments, you can ask to see any personal data held via the website, and you can ask for it to be erased.

How your data is protected

Communications between your browser and the website are encrypted, and all data you choose to share (other than comment text, which is visible on the website) will be password protected.

Contact if you have questions.