Privacy Policy

About Data Collected by this Website and your Privacy

This page describes the types of information about you that I may have access to after you visit my site and how I store and manage it, including how it is protected and what are your rights over it.

I may update the information on this page occasionally, so if this is important to you, please come back here regularly.

Whose site is this?

This website, address, represents me, Julie Wetherby, writer.

What personal data is collected and why


A cookie is a small piece of text sent from a website and stored by the visitor’s web browser on the device on which it is running. This provides a way in which the website can recognize you as a visitor and keep track of your preferences, as well as measure usage of the site.

You can change your web browser’s settings to prevent it storing cookies (normally on a universal basis, with the ability to add site-by-site exceptions) and to delete cookies already stored, which means that any website preferences you indicate will then need to be repeated on future visits. For some websites it may mean that they won’t work properly at all. (On this site, for instance, you will be unable to play musical extracts on the ‘Memoir Music’ page and some of the social media buttons won’t work.) Please consult the ‘help’ information available for your web browser if you wish to block cookies in this way. To learn more about cookies and their management, you may wish to visit

When you view pages on this site, one or more cookies are normally set on your device if you allow the browser to accept them, for the reasons mentioned above.

My site’s cookies are not involved in advertising, and the site content is the same for everyone. Some cookies are involved in making the social media buttons and the embedded (audio) media work and some in telling me how many visits the site gets.


When you have accepted it, I use Google Analytics service to measure visits to my site. If you want to turn it off now, click this button:.Disable Google Analytics


When you leave a comment on one of the blog pages of this site, you can do so anonymously. Optionally, you can provide a nickname that will be displayed with your comment. You may choose to associate that nickname with your web browser, which sets a cookie so that when you return to comment in the same browser, you do not have to enter it again. These cookies will last for one year. If no nickname is entered, the comment is displayed as anonymous.

Comments submitted will be displayed only after approval. I reserved the right to discard any comment without giving a reason, although I would normally only do this if it may be offensive.

As comments submitted and displayed on the site may only be identified by a nickname, they and the nickname cannot reasonably be regarded as personally identifiable data, since there is no practical way for their authorship to be established. Therefore no right of amendment can be extended. If you do not agree with this policy, then you should not leave any comment on the site.

How long your data is retained

If your comment is displayed on the site, the comment and any associated nickname may be retained indefinitely.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly the same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. Such websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content. This can include tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website. The source of any embedded content will always be indicated so that you can check their policies.

Social Share buttons

The social sharing tool sends requests to third party services via your web browser to fetch information (like social shares, social comment count). This request made by the web browser may include your unique address on the internet (IP address), which can then be seen by the third-party that it’s being requested from. The request cannot include any of your personal data other than the IP address.

A Facebook widget is embedded to allow you to see number of likes/shares/recommends and to ‘like/share/recommend’ our webpages. This widget may collect your IP address, your web browser User Agent, store and retrieve cookies on your browser, embed additional tracking, and monitor your interaction with the widget. It may correlate your Facebook account with whatever action you take within the widget (such as ‘liking/sharing/recommending’ our webpage), if you are logged in to Facebook. For more information about how this data may be used, please see Facebook’s data privacy policy:

There’s a Twitter tweet widget on the website. As a result, the website makes requests to Twitter’s servers for you to be able to tweet my webpages using your Twitter account. These requests make your IP address visible to Twitter, who may use it in accordance with their data privacy policy:

There’s a GooglePlus widget. As a result, the website makes requests to Google’s servers for you to be able to share my webpages using your GooglePlus account. These requests make your IP address visible to Google, who may use it in accordance with their data privacy policy:

There’s a Pinterest Save widget to allow you to pin images to Pinterest from my webpages. These requests may track your IP address in accordance with their data privacy policy:

There’s an Amazon Wish List widget that allows you to add the book to an Amazon wish list. These requests may track your IP address and other data available through your web browser in accordance with their data privacy policy:

Other sharing widgets may be accessed via the ‘More’ button, whose search pop-up routes sharing requests through the service. This service states: ‘By design, AddToAny does not store personal data. Our technology vendors are GDPR-compliant, and may temporarily store an IP address and set a client cookie for security purposes.’

Instagram does not facilitate sharing via a widget, so their button but simply opens my Instagram page for you.

Amazon Button

When you click the ‘Buy from Amazon’ button on this website, a new tab or window will open in your browser with the most appropriate Amazon site from which you can buy the book, Identity Reclaimed: Echoes of an Adoptee. The only information passed to Amazon is the instruction to open their ‘Add to Shopping Cart’ page for the book. All further interaction if you go ahead with the purchase is between Amazon and you.