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Privacy Policy

Who we are

Vera Nazarian, author, artist, publisher and owner of:

Norilana Books
P. O. Box 209
Highgate Center, VT 05459
U. S. A.

Our website address is:

Our email: vera at veranazarian dot com

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect from you or which you may provide to us. This privacy policy explains how we handle your personal information. See below.

How is your information used?

Your information will be used to:

1) Respond to comments, and to the questions made through the website Contact Form.

2) Send you information that you have expressed an interest in receiving, such as newsletters. This newsletter could include:

3) Display ads based on relevance, as determined by third parties such as Google AdSense and


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form such as your email address and your name, 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. See the Gravatar service Privacy Policy. 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 forms

We collect information you provide in the fields of the contact forms, such as your name or email address, in order to respond to you.


This site uses Google Analytics. These cookies may track how long you spend on the site, which pages you visit, and other such information. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

Wordpress also uses some cookies. If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year. Google Analytics will keep the data for 14 months.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

In addition, the social media buttons and plugins on this site use cookies in order to allow you to connect with your various social networks. These include Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus, Pinterest, and others. See these social networks for more information in their respective privacy policies.

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 Google Analytics (see their Privacy Policy) on this website to collect information about visits, including pages visited, landing page, country the page is being accessed from, type of browser and operating system you are using, and the domain name of your Internet service provider, etc. This information is used for statistical analysis purposes only. A cookie in no way grants access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share. You can choose to accept or decline cookies.

Who we share your data with

If you choose to opt in to receive Vera Nazarian's newsletter(s), the "Subscribe" form requests an email address where we can send this newsletter. This information is collected by the provider of this service, Mailchimp, and is held on their servers, in accordance with their own Privacy Policy.

Other third parties who may access visitor data for statistical analysis purposes or ad display are Google Analytics (Privacy Policy), Google AdSense (Privacy Policy), (Privacy Policy), Amazon (Privacy Policy). Please see their respective privacy policies for more details on how they handle the data.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or 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, if applicable. 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.

Where we send your data

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

This website is provided through Wordpress which does not collect any personal data about visitors, only the data shown on the User Profile screen from registered users. However some plugins may collect personal data.

The third parties who may access visitor data for statistical analysis purposes or ad display are Google Analytics (Privacy Policy), Google AdSense (Privacy Policy), (Privacy Policy), Amazon (Privacy Policy). Please see their respective privacy policies for more details on how they handle the data.


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).

Additional information

How we protect your data

Non-sensitive data (such as your email address) is transmitted normally over the Internet which is never 100% secure. While we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.

Policy review

This policy is subject to periodic review and modification to meet the current legal requirements. This policy was last reviewed in May, 2018.