Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we 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.


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.

Contact forms

At the present time, we’re not using contact forms. If you need to reach any of our authors, visit our parent company at New Forest Books’ website.


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.

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.


We may use analytics, including Google products, to evaluate various parts of our website. Generally, the information we (and they) receive is strictly numeric, not personal.

Who we share your data with

True Secrets Books, a division of New Forest Books, do not personally share your data with anyone. However, any online presence requires some connections with services – such as hosting services, website software producers, and so on – that may collect data. Most of that will be numeric and related to improving the quality of service delivered to website visitors.

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.

Your contact information

You may contact us through New Forest Books. True Secrets Books’ senior editor is Shannon Bowen. Our office staff includes Jane Christmas, who manages much of our graphics and marketing. 

Additional information

How we protect your data

Our site is kept updated with the latest releases of security software. However, it’s important to remember that private information shared online is never 100% secure. We will never knowingly allow your data – or our own – to be put at risk at this or our parent website.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We use multiple security services to protect our data, and to alert us if any code on our websites put privacy at risk.

What third parties we receive data from

We receive statistical data from Google, Alexa services, and other search engines and SEO services.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data


Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

True Secrets Books – as well as New Forest Books, the owners and sponsors of this website – are private publishing cooperatives. As authors and publishers, we earn royalties from each of our books that are sold, borrowed, or read. We also participate in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon properties including, but not limited to,