Privacy Policy


Who we are

My name is Malia and I run this book review blog, Romance Schmomance.

Any personal information is used only to improve user experience for this site. By using this site, you agree to the use of information in which it is collected in accordance with this policy.

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on Romance Schmomance, we collect the data shown in the comments form (name and email), and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. You have the opportunity to opt-in to save your name, email address and website through the form.

Your personal data is collected for identity purposes only and will not be shared with anyone.


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. You have the option to opt-out of cookies. However, you may not able to use some parts of our site.


If you enter a giveaway on Romance Schmomance, you acknowledge that I will have access to the entrant’s name and email address. Winners will be notified via email address.

Your personal data is collected for identification purposes only and will not be shared with anyone.

Affiliate Links

Clicking on affiliate links this will redirect you off of Romance Schmomance to a retail site like, If you purchase a product from the vendor, this will result in Romance Schmomance Blog getting a small commission with any of those vendors or Reward Style LTK. We occasionally also have sponsored content or specific promotions we participate in to promote products and/or services that we believe in and that would be of interest to our audience. In all of these cases, this is clearly marked at the beginning of the post, so you are aware that when you click on a product and make a purchase, we will receive a small commission.

All purchases are anonymous and although we can view what has been purchased in a given time period, we cannot see who purchased it, nor do we store this information on our servers. The vendor keeps all the data and all personal details anonymous from Romance Schmomance.


In accordance with the current FTC disclosure rules for bloggers and reviewers, the books reviewed on our channels/blogs are either purchased by us or are obtained through NetGalley, Edelweiss, or directly from the author or publisher in some other form in an exchange for an honest review.  This will be clearly stated on the review when we’ve received a free copy for review.

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.


Romance Schmomance uses Google Analytics to track site activity which includes page(s) visited, timestamps and date, your IP address, browser type and version,  and time spent on those pages. The data collected will be transmitted and stored on Google’s servers. It will be used for evaluating the use of Romance Schmomance, which creates reports about website activity through the site. For further information about Google’s privacy policy, check out

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.

Where we send your data

Any personal information collected will not be sold, traded or rented to anyone. Some demographic information unlinked to personal information about visitors may be shared with trusted affiliates.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service (Akismet).


We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Third party websites

You may find content on Romance Schmomance that links to sites such as Goodreads/StoryGraph and book retailer sites such as Amazon, Google Play, iBook, Kobo, Book Depository. We do not control the content or links that will appear on the sites stated about nor are we responsible for their practices. The sites stated above have their own policies for privacy. Any interactions and browsing on any other site including sites that link back to Romance Schmomance is subject to their terms and policies.

What rights you have over your data

If you 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.

Privacy Policy Changes

Changes to Romance Schmomance’s privacy policy can change at any given notice. With every policy change, the updated date will be at the top of this page. Please, check this page frequently to stay up to date on Romance Schmomance privacy policy.

Acceptance of our terms

By using this website, you agree to the following terms and conditions and privacy policy. Please read them carefully before using this website.

Contact us

Malia can be reached at with any questions or concerns.