Privacy Policy

Who we are/Disclaimer

The website address is: Natalie’sLife is one person running a personal blog about books, gaming, hobbies, and other things that interest me. All of my content (reviews or otherwise) is my honest opinion – both positive and negative – and I receive no compensation for it. If I receive a review copy of a book it will be clearly stated and it doesn’t affect my honest review in any way.

I am an Amazon and Book Depository associate. This means if you click any of the or links and make a purchase through them, Amazon/BD will give me a small commission at no extra cost to you (ie: it does not affect the price of what you’re buying at all).

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments, Cookies, and Analytics

WordPress uses Jetpack to help the site run smoothly. For more information about the Jetpack privacy policy you can find that here, and more information of their cookie policy here.

When visitors leave comments on the site WordPress needs to collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. Jetpack also tracks activity around the website, with the help of your IP, including pageviews, and link clicks for the purpose of personal blog statistics to allow Natalie’sLife to view anonymous data and stats about the website’s activity.

Natalie’sLife also utilises Google Analytics to provide personal blog insights such as how many users access the website, where they’re from, and which pages or posts they click on. This service may use cookies to access and store information in order to provide such analytics. Natalie’sLife doesn’t run any ads, but for your information: to opt out of personalized ads on the Google network, visit Google’s Ad Preferences Manager. Or if you want to opt-out of all Google Analytics tracking, you can download the Google Analytics Opt-Out browser add on, for free. For more information on Google’s privacy regulations, please visit Google’s privacy policy.

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 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.

In your browser settings you can remove or prevent cookies from being stored. But please be aware that doing so might affect your ability to access this site’s features.


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.

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.

Who we share your data with

Natalie’sLife will never sell or share your data with anyone. Data collected is used as detailed through this privacy policy, including personal statistic purposes, ability to comment, post, and for gravatar/avatar use.

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.

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, or have left comments, 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.

Where we send your data

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