Privacy Policy

CafeLit is serious about protecting your online privacy. The following privacy statement explains our views and practices regarding privacy and how it may impact you as a user of our services and website.

This privacy statement will also explain how we process your data, when we will be done with it and how you can request that we erase your data.

Our mailing address is:


7 Beechfield Drive



You can also reach us at or on the Contact Us form on the website.

What Personal Data Do We Collect from You? 

We will ask for email address when you submit a story for publication. We will use that email address to contact you to inform you of annual royalties and if your work is selected for The Best of Book. If you wish to order copies of our books we ask for a snailmail address and telephone number, the latter so that the courier can reach you if need be.

We pay royalties via PayPal or bank transfer so at the point that we are ready to pay you we need your PayPal ID or bank details. Your email is deleted after that information has been processed.

You are invited to subscribe to monthly email form which you can unsubscribe at any moment. This tells you about our events, publications and gives general information about the performance of the magazine. Occasionally we send a “stop press” notice, for example if an event that was booked out suddenly has vacancies.            

Why Do We Capture Your Personal Data?

Product purchase: If you purchase one of our products, we need to know enough about you to fulfill your order. For example, we need your shipping address to be able to send you a physical product.

Newsletter sign-up: we need your email address in order to be able to send the letter to you.  We use a GDPR compliant mail server, Mail Chimp, for this.      

What is Our Legal Reason for Asking for Your Data?

In some countries, we must have a specific reason to ask you for – and to store and process – your personal data. Following is the legal reasons that we ask for your personal data.

Product purchase: We ask for your data as part of a legal contractual transaction.

Newsletter: We ask for your explicit legal consent.

Royalty payment: We ask for your data in order to be able to pay you. 

Who Has Access to the Data that We Collect About You?

Following is a list of the partners that process some or all of the data that you provide to CafeLit

Product purchase:

  • PayPal
  • Lightning Source
  • Amazon 

Newsletter sign-up:

  • Mailchimp


·       Google Adsense

·       Amazon Affiliate Ads 

These 3rd party data processors are only allowed to use your data for the purposes that we designate.

How Long Do We Keep the Data that You Provide?

The length of time that we keep your personal data depends on the reason that it was captured.

Newsletter: Until you ask us to remove you from our newsletter list.

If your data is needed due to a legal case, we reserve the right to keep it until the situation is resolved.

Why Do We Use Cookies on Our Website?

Like most websites, we use cookies to track various aspects of how you interact with our website. For example, these cookies help us to understand how you and other visitors use our website. They also help us to improve our marketing and to better target our offers and ads. It is always a good idea to check your browser settings in order to control the cookies that your browser allows to be stored.

Visitor Rights

Our EU visitors have specific rights with regards to how their data is used. However, we will honour these rights for all visitors to our website, regardless of where they live.

Your rights include:

  • The right to be informed: This privacy policy informs you of your rights.
  • The right of access: We will let you know what data you have about you if you ask.
  • The right to rectification: We will fix any mistakes regarding your data.
  • The right to erasure: We will honour your request to erase your data.
  • The right to restrict processing: You can ask us to restrict how your data is processed.
  • The right to data portability: We will give you a copy of your personal data if you ask.
  • The right to object: You can object to how we use your data.
  • Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling.

Your Calls to Action, Links and Bio

We ask you to provide a bio and encourage you to include links and calls to action in that bio. This may for example include links to your web site or Amazon author page. We discourage you from supplying more personal information to be displayed on our site which can be viewed publically and we opt to edit out such information.  Of course, if you point our readers to your web site you may have contact information and other personal information there.     

How to Withdraw Your Consent

Regardless of the initial reason that you had for giving us your personal data, you can withdraw your consent at any time. To do this, you can click on the “unsubscribe” link in our email communications.

Privacy Policy Updates

We may make changes to our privacy policy from time to time in order to comply with new laws or to meet the changing needs of our business. If we do this, we will post a notice on our website, 30 days before the new policy goes into effect.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998

If we receive a complaint, pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, related to content that you have submitted to the CaféLit website and we have published, we may be required to share your personal data with the copyright holder.

Public Comments

Please be aware that any content that you post on CaféLit or we post on your behalf.e.g. the daily story, your comments, is public and can be viewed by anyone who accesses our website.


This site uses Google AdSense and personal data will be used for personalization of ads.

Cookies may be used for personalized and non-personalized advertising.

Sale of Business

Should CaféLit be purchased, all of your personal data will be transferred to the new owner.

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