Privacy Policy

Who we are

Lepus Books is an independent publishing cooperative. 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 anonymised 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.

When you purchase a book from Lepus Books your mailing address is provided to us by PayPal. We will use this information solely to deliver your purchase and will not retain it longer than necessary for this purpose.


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

The contact forms on this site provide us with your email address which we may store on file in order to provide services realted to your enquiry. Lepus books will not share your email address with any third party or for marketing purposes.


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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Lepus Books uses Statcounter to analyse visits to our website. For additional information on Statcounter’s use of cookies and how to disable them on you browser please click here.

Who we share your data with

Purchasing books from Lepus Books entails the use of links to PayPal. While we do not have access to any information you share with PayPal, if you have concerns, we suggest you review their privacy policy here.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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

If you have concerns regarding personal information on you potentially held by Lepus Books, please contact us here: [email protected]

Additional information

Lepus Books collects no additional information about you.

How we protect your data

Lepus Books keeps only your contact information gathered to ensure delivery of orders etc. This information is stored securely and not shared with any third party.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Lepus Books is a tiny organisation that keeps only minimal customer information. We see little potential for significant data breaches, but as a safeguard we have determined that henceforth we will keep contact information for only as long as it is required to fulfill book orders

What third parties we receive data from

Lepus Books receives no user data from third parties.

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

Lepus Books employs no automated decision making or profiling.

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