Privacy Policy

About NovelKnight

NovelKnight Book Reviews ( is a website dedicated to the promotion and discussion of books and the book community. This privacy policy details how NovelKnight collects and uses information from users of this website.

The Short Version of this Policy

You can absolutely read through the nitty gritty below (and I recommend you do if you have any concerns) but the quick version of this policy is:

If you subscribe to the NovelKnight email listserv, your email is stored with the 3rd-party program MailChimp. If you edited your subscription, you may also have your name stored. This is only used to send out the weekly newsletters or additional announcements related to NovelKnight.

If you leave a comment on any post or page, or submit information through a contact form, your name (if applicable), comment/form contents, and IP address are stored on the back end of this website (hosted by through GoDaddy). This is shared with Akismet Anti-Spam to keep your content and this website safe.

All content form data is deleted immediately after solving the problem or answering your inquiry. Comments are retained and emails will remain on the listserv unless you decide to unsubscribe, which you may do at any time.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at thenovelknight[at]gmail[dot]com.


Personal Data


When visitors leave comments on the site I collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. Data is shared with Akismet Anti-Spam to continue protecting the safety and security of this website, including any data collected.

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.

Contact forms

All information submitted through contact forms on NovelKnight is retained only as long as necessary to assist in your request or inquiry. Your IP address is also submitted when you complete the contact form and shared with Akismet Anti-Spam to support spam detection and the protection of all information submitted to the website. All data is deleted once the inquiry is solved.

Electronic Newsletter

If you subscribe to the NovelKnight newsletter, your name (if you provide it), email address, and IP address are stored with MailChimp, as well as which lists (if multiple are available) you subscribed to. This is to ensure that you continue to receive the emails you have subscribed for in a timely manner.

If, at any time, you no longer wish to receive email communications from NovelKnight, you may unsubscribe at any time.


If you leave a comment on NovelKnight, 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.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


NovelKnight uses Google Analytics, an analytics service provided by Google, Inc., to track page views, user interactions with the website, and other additional statistics related to the website. Your IP address will be stored along with your usage of this website to provide reports on website activity to the website owner. Google Analytics may also share this information with other third parties where that third party is processing the information for Google Analytics, or where required by law to do so. For Google, Inc.’s full privacy policy, refer to this website.

In addition, non-personal identification information may be collected for use in evaluating this website’s performance. This may include the browser type you used or website you used to access NovelKnight. All information is collected through Google Analytics and only used by this website to track performance.

Sharing Data

NovelKnight will not sell, trade, rent, or otherwise enter a transaction with your personal identification information with any other party. You retain full rights to your information.

If you subscribe to the NovelKnight electronic newsletter, your email is shared with MailChimp so that you can receive the mail. They may store your email in order to confirm that you were sent the newsletter.

If you post a comment on any page or post, your name, email address, and IP address are shared with Akismet Anti-Spam to protect this website and its readers from spam.

If you submit anything through a contact form on NovelKnight, the above information as well as all the contents of the form are shared with NovelKnight and kept through WordPress until the inquiry is resolved and the information is deleted.

At any time, NovelKnight may share generalized information related to data collected through Google Analytics with trusted affiliates and partners, but this will never include personal or identifying information for any user.

How long we retain your data

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

Your Data Rights

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data held about you, including any data you have provided to NovelKnight. You can also request that any personal data held about you is erased. This does not include any data NovelKnight is obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Privacy Policy Changes

NovelKnight may update this privacy policy at any time without notice. You may refer to the date at the end of this page for the most recent update. You are encouraged to refer to this page often to stay informed on any changes related to your personal information. It is your responsibility as the User to check this privacy policy regularly and be aware of changes made.

Acceptance of Terms

By using the NovelKnight ( website, you signify your acceptance of this policy and terms of service. Your continued use of NovelKnight following any changes to this policy will be judged as your acceptance of those modifications. If you contest any portion of this policy, please do not use the NovelKnight website.


Questions regarding this privacy policy, how the NovelKnight website operates, or your personal interactions with this site may be directed to thenovelknight[at]gmail[dot]com.

This policy was last updated on August 1, 2018.