Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website is called book(ish) human (BH) and our website address is: Our site is built on the WordPress.Org platform (privacy policy here) and hosted by Dreamhost (privacy policy here).

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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

Newsletter Form

Newsletter list data (subscriber first name, last name, and email address) is collected, stored, and managed by Mailchimp (privacy policy here). We do not and will not ever sell any part of this information to any third party. When you subscribe, Mailchimp stores your information so that we can send the newsletter to you, and Mailchimp will ask you to confirm your subscription. You will be able to unsubscribe at any time by using the Unsubscribe link at the bottom of any newsletter; once you unsubscribe, your information will be removed from the newsletter data list and deleted.

Book Review Requests

When you submit a book review or other request, your name and email address and the request text is stored in the website database so that we can process and respond to your request. We do not and will not ever sell any part of this information to any third party. 


If you leave a comment on our 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 visit our login page, 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.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


BH uses the Google Analytics (privacy policy here) for WordPress plugin by MonsterInsights (privacy policy here) as well as other built-in WordPress analytics to measure traffic to, from, and around the site and to gauge content performance. All information these tools collect from your browser or device is in the aggregate and no data collected is personally identifiable to any user.

How long we retain your data

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.

If you submit a book review request, the request and its metadata are retained indefinitely so that we can view and follow up with your request.

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.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, have left comments, or submitted a book review or other request, 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.

For book review and other requests, when you submit an erasure request, your book request is anonymized. This means that your name, email address, and review request text will be removed, but the actual request entry will remain available. The request will no longer contain personal information.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Additional information

Links to Vendors

BH provides links to book vendors that you can use to purchase books we review on the website. Any purchase you make through a vendor (such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Apple Books, and Google Play) is managed by that vendor. Any information you share with a vendor when you make a purchase is controlled by them and not shared with us, and we don’t have any access to that information nor can we manage or delete it.

Our contact information

If you have any questions about our site or our privacy policy, you can contact