(last update: February 2024)

Who we are

Sleeping Cat Books LLC, https://sleepingcatbooks.com, owned and operated by Sarah E. Holroyd

Information we gather

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comment form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized 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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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 form

The following information is gathered (voluntarily) from our website visitors through a contact form:
Email address
How you found us (not required)

We keep contact form submissions in our records for customer service and general data analysis purposes (how people find us), but we do not use the information submitted through them for marketing purposes.


Our website makes use of cookies which are small digital files that are stored in your web browser that enable us to track your return visits to our website.

Your browser settings may allow you to block these cookies, but we recommend you have them enabled to help us personalize your experience of our website.

Additionally, 3rd party advertisers on our site may use cookies for tracking purposes (AddThis.com).

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.


We use third-party tools to collect aggregate data on the users of our site, and to allow users to share pages of our site on their social media accounts. The tools we use are:

AddThis.com (Privacy policy: http://www.addthis.com/privacy)
Jetpack (Privacy policy: https://jetpack.com/support/privacy/)

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).

How we use the information we gather

We use the information to respond to questions and requests for services. We do not directly share your data with any other party.

The people who are given access to this information

Your personal information is only accessible by the owner of Sleeping Cat Books LLC.

How long we retain your data

If you use our contact form, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize return users and maintain records of referrals from prior clients.

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.

To view, amend, or request deletion of your data from our records, please use the contact form and detail your request.

Where we send your data

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

Use of AI

I do not use artificial intelligence (AI) programs in my editing or design work, and I will never upload your work to any AI programs (such as ChatGPT). Any communications between us are individualized products specific to you and your work, although I do have some template email texts for responses that occur frequently, such as requests for rate quotes. All responses are the result of my years of experience as an editor and designer and never a machine’s creation.


editor at sleepingcatbooks (dot) com