Privacy Policy

It is LIBERTÀ BOOKS’ policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect from you or which you may provide to us, in the circumstances set out below. Accordingly, we have developed this privacy policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate, disclose, safeguard and otherwise make use of your personally identifiable information (“Personal Data”).

We will only collect and use your Personal Data where:

  • we have lawful grounds to do so, including to comply with our legal obligations;
  • we are performing a contract with you for our services; and
  • we have legitimate interests in using your Personal Data and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.

For the purposes of the EU General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (“GDPR”), we, Libertà Books, are the “data controller”. If you have any questions about this policy or about how we use your Personal Data, please contact us via our contact details at the end of this policy.

This revised policy is effective as of 28th May 2018. We review our privacy practices on an ongoing basis, and as such we may change this privacy policy from time to time. Please check this page frequently to ensure you are familiar with its current content.

1  What personal data we collect and why we collect it
via our website (the “website”)


We use Automattic’s Akismet anti-spam service. When you leave a comment, Akismet typically collects information that includes your IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by you such as your name, username, email address, and the comment itself). The Akismet service privacy policy is available here:

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.

1.2  Subscriptions to posts or comments

As a visitor, you can choose to subscribe to new posts, and/or to subscribe to new comments on a post you’ve commented on.

To initiate and process your subscriptions, the following information is used: your email address and the ID of the post or comment (depending on the specific subscription being processed). In the event of a new subscription being initiated, we also collect some basic server data, including all of your HTTP request headers, the IP address from which you are viewing the page, and the URI which was given in order to access the page (REQUEST_URI and DOCUMENT_URI). This server data is used for the exclusive purpose of monitoring and preventing abuse and spam.

Functionality cookies are set for a duration of 347 days to remember your blog and post subscription choices if, in fact, you have an active subscription.

1.3  Contact forms

Your contact form submission data — IP address, user agent, name, email address, website, and message — is submitted to the Akismet anti-spam service (also owned by Automattic) for the sole purpose of spam checking. The actual submission data is stored in our website’s database and is emailed directly to the owner(s) of our website. This email will include your IP address, timestamp, name, email address, website, subject, and message.

The IP address is included as an abuse prevention measure. And since this website uses Akismet, it is required for providing proper spam defence.

1.4  Sharing Content via email

When you share content via email (using sharing buttons), the following information is used: your name and email address (if you aare logged in, this information will be pulled directly from your account), IP address (for spam checking), user agent (for spam checking), and email body/content. This content is sent to Akismet (also owned by Automattic) so that a spam check can be performed.

1.5  Cookies

If you leave a comment on our website 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 website, 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, we 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.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

1.6  Newsletter Subscriptions

You can choose to subscribe to our newsletter as well as to our blog posts.

The newsletter subscription submission data — your IP address, user agent, email address, name (optional) — is stored in this website’s database. We operate double opt-in for newsletter subscriptions. You may edit your subscription profile at any time; when you do so, any changes are logged on this website’s database with a timestamp. You may unsubscribe at any time. If you do, your data will be permanently deleted from this website’s database during our regular reviews of Personal Data (see section 3 below).

1.7  Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this website may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if you had visited the other website.

These other 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.

1.8  Analytics

We at use Stats to analyse traffic to our website. The data logged by the process is: IP address, user ID (if logged in), username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Important: does not have access to any of this information via this feature. For example, we can see that a specific post has 285 views, but we cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs — containing visitor IP addresses and usernames (if available) — are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature.

1.9  Media

If you upload images to our website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to this website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

2  Who we share your data with

We do not share your Personal Data with others, except as described in this policy or as required by applicable law.

3  How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

If, as a user, you register on our website, we also store the personal information you provide in your user profile. You can see, edit, or delete your personal information at any time (except you cannot change your username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

We review the Personal Data we hold at regular intervals and delete permanently any Personal Data which is no longer necessary.

4  What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this website, or have left comments, you can ask 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.

You can make such requests via email or to our postal address at the end of this policy.

5  Where we send your data

Our website is hosted in the United States of America. As part of its commercial contract with us, our website hosting company operates a privacy policy that complies with GDPR.

Visitor comments, subscription information and sharing emails may be checked through an automated spam detection service as described in section 1 above. Where this service is processed outside the EU/EEA, the processing company operates in accordance with a privacy policy that complies with GDPR.

6 Who we are and how to contact us

Who we are:  LIBERTÀ BOOKS

Our website is:

Email for Privacy Questions:

Postal Address: Unit 16946, P O Box 15113, BIRMINGHAM, B2 2NJ


Policy published 24th May 2018, updated 28th May 2018