As a visitor to my website and reader of my stories, you and your privacy are important to me.


The short version

Love in a little black diary uses cookies, pixels and code to track your activity here. This is common practice on the internet. If you don’t want your computer activity to be tracked in this way, please exit the website now.

Tracked activity includes, but is not limited to, pages you visit, links you click, blog comments you leave and contact and email sign-up forms you fill out and submit.

Information that is collected includes, but is not limited to, your name and email address, Gravatar, IP address and browser information.

I may provide personal information to an applicable third party such as Facebook to target Facebook Ads and Mad Mimi to manage email subscriptions.

You can decline to submit personal information at any time.

You may request deletion of your personal information by sending me a message via my GET IN TOUCH page. 

I will never sell your personal information.

Your IP address and other information (such as the day and time of your visit) is tracked for the purpose of understanding trends and helping me improve my website. Again, this is not unique to this website, but is common practice across the internet.

On Love in a little black diary you’ll find a lot of links to other websites, over which I have no control, nor do I have control over the privacy policies of those websites. Policies of other websites may differ from mine.

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The long version

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which the website collects, uses, retains and discloses information collected from users of the website.

Personal information

This website collects personal information from users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when users visit my website, write comments at the end of a blog post or page, or complete a contact or sign-up form. As a user you may be asked for your name and email address. I will collect personal information from you only if you voluntarily submit such information. You can always refuse to supply personal information, except that it may prevent you from engaging in some of my website activities.


When you leave comments at the end of a blog post or page I collect your name, email address, IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. An anonymous string created from your email address may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. After approval of your comment, your profile picture (if you have one) is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here:

User comments are checked through an automated spam detection plugin, Akismet. The Akismet privacy policy is available here:


If you upload images to my website, as a precaution avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. All users can download and extract location data from images on the website.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on my website may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles). Embedded content from other websites behaves in exactly the same way as if the user 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Non-personal information

Non-personal information that is collected may include your browser name, type of computer and technical information about your means of connection to my website, the operating system and the internet service providers utilized, and similar information.

Web browser cookies

This website uses “cookies” to enhance user experience. As a user, your web browser places cookies on your hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about your use. You may choose to set your web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you do so, note that some parts of the website may not function properly.

How I use collected information

I collect and use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • To improve the website. I continually strive to improve my website based on the information and feedback I receive from you.
  •  To send periodic emails. The email address you provide may be used to respond to your inquiries or requests. If you decide to sign-up to my mailing list, you will receive an email every time I post a new story on the blog. I use Mad Mimi to manage my email service. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, I include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email. Alternatively, you may contact me via my website.

How I protect your information

I adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information stored on my website.

Sharing your personal information

I do not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others. I may use third party service providers to help me manage my website or administer activities on my behalf such as sending out emails. I may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given me your permission.

Love in a little black diary is a personal (non-commercial) website and it has no advertising or affiliate links.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

As administrator of, I have the discretion to update this Privacy Policy at any time. When I do, I will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. I encourage you to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how I am protecting the personal information I collect. 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 using this website, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use this website. Your continued use of the website following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

How to contact me

If you have any questions about my Privacy Policy, the practices of this website or your dealings with it,  contact me via the GET IN TOUCH form on this site.

This document was last updated on 2 October, 2021.

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