Privacy Policy


Nightcap Books ( is a personal blog about books.

Nightcap Books can be reached via email at



When visitors leave comments on this 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.

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.

E-mail addresses that are provided to leave a comment are not published or shared unless done so by the commenter in the message box. When provided, website links are published with comments.

I reserve the right to remove or edit comments at my discretion. This includes, but is not limited to, comments that contain profanity, harassment, threats, and/or spam.

I use Akismet anti-spam service. Akismet’s privacy policy can be found here.


If you leave a comment on this 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.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, 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.

Mailing List

I use MailChimp email subscriptions. I do not share the email addresses for email subscribers to Nightcap Books. Mailchimp’s privacy policy can be found here.


I use Google Analytics for traffic analysis. Google Analytics privacy policy can be found here.

Third-Party Services

I may use share buttons for social media sites. Your use of these services is entirely optional.

How long I retain your data

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

For users that register on this website (if any), I 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

You can request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

If you have any questions, contact me at

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice.

Last updated July 7, 2023.