Privacy Policy

In order to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which goes into effect in the EU on May 25th, 2018, I am adding a privacy policy to the blog. I will link all future giveaways to this page.

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Privacy Policy

The privacy of my visitors/subscribers is important to me. I will never sell personal information to third parties, and all data collected is used only to notify giveaway winners or to send subscribers new post notifications.

Subscription to Christian Shelf-Esteem is 100% voluntary.

Each WordPress email from me will include a way to immediately unsubscribe.

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Each giveaway is open only to those who enter through the Gleam (or Rafflecopter) form. You must be 18 years or older at the time of entry. Limit one entry per person. All book giveaways will be restricted to residents of the United States and APO/FPO addresses (unless otherwise stated). Void where prohibited by international, federal, state, or local law.  The odds of winning will depend upon the total number of entries received.

In addition to clearly stating the prize and its sponsor, I will also post the date and time (CST/CDT) each giveaway closes.

Winner notifications will be made at the close of each giveaway. Personal information will be used solely for the purpose of contacting winners and mailing prizes. Winners will be given 72 hours from the time the notification email is sent to respond and confirm either their physical mailing address (physical book giveaway) or email address (ebook giveaway). Prizes not claimed within 72 hours will be forfeited and a new winner will be drawn. Amanda Geaney is not liable for winner’s failure to check email, receive notices due to email filters, or incorrect/non-functioning contact information.

As the host, Amanda Geaney (Christian Shelf-Esteem) is not responsible/liable for any aspect of shipping, receiving, or use of prizes. Please allow giveaway sponsors 2-4 weeks to mail your prize. Prizes are nontransferable. Any and all prize related expenses, including federal, state, and/or local taxes shall be the sole responsibility of the winner.

Entering a giveaway is considered confirmation of eligibility according to these rules and federal/local/international laws.

Other Disclosures


Other than images created by Amanda Geaney, all other images on this blog are the property of their respective owners—book publishers, authors, and guests. If, by chance, you see an image that belongs to you and you would like it removed, please contact me and I will promptly do so.

Affiliate Links:

I do not charge for reviews nor am I a member of any affiliate program. This is purely a labor of love—a fun hobby.

Federal Trade Commission (16 CFR, Part 255) Disclosure: 

I receive books from a number of sources including, but not limited to, my public library, publishers, authors, and publicity groups. Please be assured that all opinions are my own and have not been influenced by a working relationship with authors, publishers, or PR representatives. Reviews that do not display the disclosure graphic below, I have purchased or borrowed from a library.


Rating System:

I have moved away from the star-based review system previously used on the blog—choosing instead to focus on character development, plotting, emotive quality, and artistry of the writing. With this decision, only books I would rate at or above 3 stars will be posted on Christian Shelf-Esteem.