Policies

Review Policy

In this blog we mostly review Young Adult (YA) books, although we are open to review certain Middle Grade (MG), New Adult (NA) and Romances (especially historical). We will gladly accept requests from authors and publishers to read and review the following genres of YA:

  • Paranormal
  • Dystopian
  • Romance
  • Mystery (Thrillers)
  • Fantasy
  • Historical
  • Contemporary

Bee is always on the look-out for YA & MG books that feature LGBTQIA+ main characters and is also always open to review other Middle Grade Contemporary & Fantasy novels. So make sure to send her a request! Also superheroes and superpowers are her thing because she’s a complete nerd so be sure to aim those request at her!

We don’t accept:

  • Non-fiction (such as biographies)
  • Horror
  • Comic books
  • Books with heavy (and preachy) religious undertones
  • Bee does not review novella’s or short stories.

We will accept ARCs and/or finished copies, as well as e-books (Liza owns a Kindle, so .mobi works best. Bee prefers ePub).  Liza also reviews audiobooks, but she sticks to the same polices and preferences described in this page. We are also willing to hold author interviews and guest posts, and participate in blog tours. We will accept certain self-published books, but please be conscious that we cannot possibly accept all the requests we receive, as we want to give each book the attention it deserves. Physical review copies that we are not interested in will be donated to the library or passed along to someone else.

If we accept a book for review we cannot guarantee that it will be read or that we will be able to post a review.  BUT, we will try our best to post a review the month before, the month of or the month after the book is expected to be published. We will post all our reviews on this blog and on Goodreads. We can also post any review in Amazon and Barnes & Noble upon request.

The summary for our reviews comes from Goodreads and the review contains the honest opinion of the reviewer and our impression about the book.  It may also have comments about the characters, the cover of the book, the plot, and quality of writing. We will try to keep our reviews spoiler free.

Rating: This blogs works with star ratings between 0,5 and 5 stars.

Thank you for your consideration and for your interest!

Contest Policy

I will be happy to host giveaways for my readers.  Contests will be limited to the United States, unless otherwise stated.  Here are other things you should know:

  • All entrants must be 13 years of age or older (we have no way of knowing your age, so please be honest)
  • Either Bee or Liza will notify the winner via email, as well as posted in the blog and Twitter if needed (please do not leave your address in a comment or blog post)
  •  You will have 48 hours to email back or we will choose another winner
  • We am not responsible for lost items
  • We will send out your prize within two weeks of the end of the contest
  • Please note that some prizes are sent directly by the author, publisher or advertisement agency. In those cases we are only responsible for providing your information to the party hosting the giveaway.  However, please let us know if you have not received your price within a reasonable time and we will make an effort to contact them for you.

We reserve the right to change these policies at any time when need arises.

Disclaimer and FTC Disclosure

This is a personal blog and is not being used for any commercial purposes, which means we are not receiving money for writing reviews. We have purchased or borrowed all the books we reviewed unless stated otherwise in the post (look at the “source” in each post). Some books are provided to us from the author or publisher, free of charge, with the understanding that our intention is to read it and provide feedback in the form of an honest review.  We are not compensated in any way in exchange for positive reviews, and we don’t let anything other than the book’s contents affect our opinions and review.

If any of the original features of this blog inspire you, please give the proper credit to the blog. No part of this blog may be used without written permission from Bee or Leah. Thank you for respecting that.

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address or other details to help you with your experience.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you register on our site, subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form or enter information on our site.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
• To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
• To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.

How do we protect your information?
We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.
We only provide articles and information. We never ask for credit card numbers.
We use regular Malware Scanning.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
For your convenience we may store your credit card information longer than 30 days in order to expedite future orders, and to automate the billing process.

Do we use ‘cookies’?
We do not use cookies for tracking purposes.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you turn cookies off, Some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.that make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly.

Third-party disclosure
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third-party links
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Google
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
We use Google Analytics on our website.
We have implemented the following:
We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
Opting out:
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

California Online Privacy Protection Act
CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. – See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously.
Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website.
Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can easily be found on the page specified above.
You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes:
• On our Privacy Policy Page
You can change your personal information:
• By emailing us
• By logging in to your account
How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
It’s also important to note that we do not allow third-party behavioral tracking

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify the users via in-site notification
• Within 7 business days
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

CAN SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:
• Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
• Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.
To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:
• Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
• Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
• Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
• Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
• Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
• Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at
• Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email.
and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Contacting Us
If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the email address below: quitethenovelidea (a) outlook.com

Updated May 2018

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