Contest & Privacy Policy

Please review the Contest Policy carefully. Entering any of our contests/giveaways means that you have read and agreed with the terms.

  • Open only to U.S. residents (unless otherwise stated on the giveaway page)
  • I am not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen items. Sometimes if I'm mailing the package out (instead of the book being shipped by a publisher, Amazon, etc.), I will run a bit late depending on PO trips. I will contact and let you know as soon as package is on its way.
  • Entrants must be age 13 and over, unless otherwise stated during time of giveaway.
  • You do not usually have to be a follower to participate (depending on individual contest rules). However, it would be nice to have the support. :)
  • Winners will be contacted via email. Please provide a valid email in the forms provided so that you will get the message.
  • You must provide a viable address if you want the item(s) shipped to you.
  • A contest can be ended without notice or reason. When hosting giveaways--and not hosting on behalf of a publisher/publicist--I do have the right to decide to end/not grant a winner due to lack of entries or other such reasons.
  • All winners are chosen at random.
  • Entrants can be disqualified without notification and I do not tolerate cheating the forms (this means do not fill out a giveaway under more than one email to gain more entries).
  • Sometimes, as part of a promotional event, I will host giveaways on behalf of a publisher/publicist/author. During these, I post their guidelines and rules on that giveaway's page so you have to pay close attention because they can vary. And as part of the new FCC guidelines, I have to say this, too: I do not get paid or compensated in any way to host these giveaways. The winner is randomly picked (most of the time, unless it's a rare contest), and then contacted via email. I then must share their shipping address/email with the publisher/publicist/author in order to receive the prize. I am not responsible for lost or damaged packages. I am not to blame if prize is unsatisfactory.

This Privacy Policy is quite simple. It was necessary to place it on the blog in recent months (especially with the new FCC guidelines), so it's now a part of a permanent page. Please read over it carefully so that you know you're okay hanging around this site, clicking on any banners, etc..

  • This is a blog that reviews books. Not only that, I do host contests/giveaways (see my Contest Policy), and participate in many other book-related events and topics to provide readers content here at The Bookaholic.
  • All books reviewed at The Bookaholic are with a completely honest opinion. All books reviewed are purchased by me, Pixie Lynn Whitfield, and/or purchased and reviewed by my co-blogger, Taylor Jenkins, unless it is stated otherwise. We do receive and accept free books from publishers and authors in exchange for an honest review. We also take part in promotional activities like blog tours and giveaways, and sometimes  win books through programs like EarlyReviewers on LibraryThing, FirstReads on Goodreads, and publisher contests on Twitter.
  • We are not compensated for reading and reviewing books. I (Pixie) recently signed up for affiliate programs, but these would likely be minimal funds, and would go back into the blog for shipping costs and such with any giveaways.
  • While I (Pixie) do participate in several affiliate programs, and the ads are on the site, I would never have anything I deem inappropriate and recommend an audience age of 13+. The ads are always book-related, in conjuction with the theme of The Bookaholic, and anyone who clicks on them can be assured they're safe sites. 
  • Also in relation to privacy: any reader that contacts me would never have their email address given away.

(And more official in-depth below)

Privacy Policy for The Bookaholic

If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact by email at Pixie.
At, the privacy of visitors are considered to be extremely important. This privacy policy document describes in detail the types of personal information collected and recorded by The Bookaholic and it is used.

Log Files

Like many other Web sites, makes use of log files. These files merely logs visitors to the site - usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting services's analytics. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Cookies and Web Beacons

The Bookaholic does not use cookies.

DoubleClick DART Cookie

  → Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on
→ Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our site's visitors based upon their visit to and other sites on the Internet.
→ Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL -

Our Advertising Partners

Some of advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on this site. The Bookaholic's advertising partners include .......

  • Commission Junction
  • Amazon

While each of these advertising partners has their own Privacy Policy for their site, an updated and hyperlinked resource is maintained here: Privacy Policies.
You may consult this listing to find the privacy policy for each of the advertising partners of

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology in their respective advertisements and links that appear on and which are sent directly to your browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) may also be used by this site's third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on the site. has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

Third Party Privacy Policies

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices.'s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites. You may find a comprehensive listing of these privacy policies and their links here: Privacy Policy Links.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers' respective websites. What Are Cookies?

Children's Information

We believe it is important to provide added protection for children online. We encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children to observe, participate in and/or monitor and guide their online activity. does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian believes that has in its database the personally-identifiable information of a child under the age of 13, please contact immediately (using the contact in the first paragraph) and the best efforts will be made to promptly remove such information from the records.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This privacy policy applies only to online activities and is valid for visitors to the website and regarding information shared and/or collected there. This policy does not apply to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.


By use of this website, you hereby consent to the privacy policy and agree to its terms.


This Privacy Policy was last updated on: Thursday, October 17th, 2013.
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Should it update, amend or have any changes made to the privacy policy, those changes will be posted here.


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