Privacy

Last updated February 6, 2019

What Does Our Site Do?

BESTMYSTERYNOVELS.NET is an independently owned site with associated properties, which may include other niche book topic sites, as well as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other social media presences. We provide a service to help you learn more about mystery books, the mystery genre, it’s authors, and we recommend mystery books to read.

Your Data is Your Data

Here at BESTMYSTERYNOVELS.NET we take your data and your privacy seriously. So seriously in fact that we do not collect any information on you, except for our technical logs, see below.

We’re proud to say that we do not collect cookies, emails, names or any other information about you.

 

Data We Collect on This Website

Web server logs and security
When you visit BESTMYSTERYNOVELS.NET, information about your device/PC, operating system and browser, and your IP address are automatically saved in log files. This serves a few purposes, including helping to keep the website secure and helping to diagnose any bugs and issues with our site. We do not use this data for marketing, nor do we sell this data.

  • IP address of the device from where the HTTP request originated
  • Date and time when the web server processed the request
  • Request line (HTTP method, requested object, protocol)
  • HTTP response code
  • Size of the object sent as a response (in bytes)
  • Other generic information such as the requester’s user-agent string

Cookies

A cookie is a small data file used to store information about a user’s visit. Most websites use cookies to provide essential functionality for things like shopping carts, logins, making recommendations, etc. At BESTMYSTERYNOVELS.NET we do not collect or use cookies. It makes us feel happy inside that we’re not gathering information on you.

But because we log server information about your visit, EU laws (GDRP) mandate that we say we use cookies, even though we are what’s known as a read only website.

Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics to provide us with information about how our website is used, such as what countries our visitors are browsing from, and what pages are the most popular. The data gathered is anonymous and cannot be used to identify individual users.

You may block the collection of the data generated by Google Analytics (including your IP address) to Google as well as data processing by Google, by downloading and installing a browser plugin available from the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Your rights

In accordance with US and European law under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you have numerous rights to the personal data any website holds on you, including:

  • Right to confirmation – you have the right to know if we hold any of your personal data. (We do not.)
  • Right to access – you have the right to view and to obtain a copy of any personal data we hold that concerns you
  • Right to rectification – you have the right to the correction of any inaccuracies with the personal data we hold that concerns you
  • Right to erasure – you have the right to have your personal data removed from our systems

Should you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us using the contact us page on this website. Read more about the technicalities of GDPR here.