As of May 24, 2018
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Giveaways hosted by Read Your Writes Book Reviews:
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Our correspondence email contacting your information will be retained by me until you inform me you have received your prize or three months have passed, whichever comes first. After which time, our correspondence email will be deleted.
Please keep in mind that neither Read Your Writes Book Reviews, authors or publishers are responsible for lost or stolen packages. It is up to you to make sure the correct information is provided.
Giveaways posted on Read Your Writes Book Reviews, but hosted by a third party:
I in no way have control over third party giveaways. These are generally giveaways which are part of Blog Tours. I do not set up the giveaway, nor do I pick the winner. You must follow the guidelines set up by the third party.