Policies

Affiliate Links

Some of the links used on this site are affiliate links, meaning that I may earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase, at no additional cost to you.

I am a member of the Amazon Affiliate programme. Some links on this site to Amazon are affiliate links, which make me a small commission if you go on to buy something after clicking. This doesn’t affect your purchase in any way, and I only feature things I truly endorse.


Review Policy

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE BANDWAGON IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TO REVIEW REQUESTS.

All books reviewed on this blog have been bought and paid for by the reviewer, unless they were provided by a publisher/author for review purposes, which will not affect the review in any way.

If any content is sponsored by a company, this will always be clearly indicated. Sponsored posts, containing embedded links which lead to another website, or containing key words of the sponsor’s choosing, are available at a cost to be discussed with the potential sponsor. Sponsored posts are usually written by me.

Please email thebandwagonreviews@gmail.com for more information.

All reviews are completely honest, regardless of whether the book was provided free of charge. All opinions given are the authors’ own. Please bear in mind what might work well for me might not work well for others. I do not aim to influence people in any way; I am merely stating my own personal experience with certain products and wish to provide readers with the chance to make their own informed decisions.

All pictures used in my blog are property of myself or their respective owners, or are reproduced with permission. Should you object to the publication of any image or content on this blog, please do not hesitate to contact me via the above email address. Any unauthorised copying, reproduction, republishing, posting or duplicating of any of the material on my blog is prohibited without express written permission from myself. You are not allowed to reproduce, sell, and modify any part of this blog. You are welcome to link to this blog, and to discuss its contents in a respectful manner. If you do quote or link to my blog, please include my blog’s name in your link. If you are interested in obtaining permission to copy portions of the blog, please submit your request to myself at the above email address.

I invite companies and authors to get in touch with regard to sponsored content and/or review requests. Please bear in mind that we currently have a 1 month lead time for book reviews, and a shorter lead time for other posts.

This blog largely concentrates on book reviews, author interviews and other literary matters, but we also write about feminism, current affairs, hair and beauty, and chronic illness. If in doubt, send us an email, and we can talk about how we can work together.


Privacy Policy

What information does this site collect?

Newsletter or blog

If you voluntarily sign up for the newsletter or blog, this site will record your email address. You can refuse to supply personal information, but that will exclude you from certain related activities such as receiving newsletters, blogs, and free offers. When subscribers click on a link in one of my emails or fills out a form, the site may record this information (see below how this information is used).

Subscribers may unsubscribe at any time. You may ask for all your data to be deleted at any time.

Giveaways and contests

If you enter a giveaway, your email address is collected. If you win a physical prize, you will be asked to give your name and physical address. This information will only be retained until the prize has been sent.

Non-personal information

This website may collect non-personal information about visitors when they interact with the site. This information may include the browser name, means of connection to the site, and other non-identifying information.

Cookies

This website may use “cookies” to enhance visitor experience. Typically, cookies may be placed on visitors’ hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. Visitors may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to send an alert when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the site may not function properly.

How is the information used?

Newsletter and blog subscribers’ names and emails will only be used for receiving the newsletters, the blog, or communication from Vikki Patis.

Giveaway entrants will be sent emails only about the giveaway, unless they also signed up for the newsletter or blog.

Information on which email links are clicked on the most will help Vikki Patis choose links that interest readers in future emails.

Sharing of personal information

Subscriber information is never shared with a third party. The only exception is that email addresses may occasionally be used to create lookalike audiences for online marketing. This in no way distributes the emails or signs subscribers up to any other services.

Third-party links

Sometimes Vikki Patis will include third-party links through email or on the website. These sites have their own policies and you should read those before subscribing or purchasing from them.

Security of information

All information is saved by WordPress and only Vikki Patis can access it. Should a data breach ever occur, subscribers will be notified within 7 days.

Use of the website by minors

All subscribers must be 18 or older or have the consent of a parent or guardian.

Changes to this privacy policy

This privacy policy may be updated at any time. A notice about such changes will be emailed to subscribers . You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By visiting and using thebandwagonvp.wordpress.com, you signify your acceptance of this privacy policy. If you do not agree, you can simply not use the site. Continued use of the site means you accept the policy and any periodic changes.

Questions?

If you have any questions about this policy or anything else on this website, please email thebandwagonreviews@gmail.com.