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A Note on the Clean Reads Authors Directory:

This site and its owners make no promises regarding the amount of traffic an author receives for being listed in the directory. The directory provides an opportunity for exposure. An author is not added without their request and can be removed at the discretion of or by the request of the author. The site is not to be held responsible for any reviews received by the author, positive or negative, as a result of being listed in the directory.

Additional Privacy Policy Information

This privacy policy and terms of service have been adapted from Automattic’s Creative Commons policy.

To begin, here is a general statement on site privacy:

  • You will not be asked for personal information unless it is needed. (eg. Signing up for a newsletter requires an email. Signing up for the directory requires information to populate the author’s profile). Information that is not needed to complete these transactions will not be asked.
  • Your personal information will not be shared except to comply with the law or protect the rights of the site and its owners.
  • Your information will only be stored as it pertains to the operation of the directory. If an author wishes to have their name removed from the list, they can contact the site.

    Identifying Information collects non-personally-identifying information, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. may also collect Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for users leaving comments on blogs.

    By purchasing a product in the store or directly purchasing ad space, may require additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, will collect such information only as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

    Aggregated Statistics may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, may monitor the most popular blogs on the site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Automattic may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

    Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on’s behalf or to provide services available at’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of, third parties or the public at large. If you have registered for the newsletter or directory and have supplied your email address, may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with and our products.


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    Privacy Policy Changes

    Although most changes are likely to be minor, may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in’s sole discretion. encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a account, you should also check your blog’s dashboard for alerts to these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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